Stereosonic music festival may be permanently canned

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Stereosonic music festival may be cancelled for good following two drug-related deaths at the 2015 festivals.

Industry speculation is rife that the festival has been shut down after a string of drug related incidents at the events in recent years, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The two companies behind the electronic music festival, Totem Onelove and SFX Entertainment, have not confirmed its cancellation or commented on the rumours.

Stereosonic was an annual festival held in five cities across Australia each November and December.

The news comes after Sylvia Choi, 25, and Stefan Woodward, 19, both died from drug overdoses at the event in 2015. (AAP/Facebook)

The news comes after Sylvia Choi, 25, and Stefan Woodward, 19, both died from drug overdoses at the event in 2015. (AAP/Facebook)

In 2015 two people died at separate festivals from drug overdoses.

Pharmacist Sylvia Choi, 25, died at the event in Sydney and 19-year-old Stefan Woodward suffered an overdose at the festival in Adelaide.

Event organisers were criticised at the time for not doing enough to protect patrons’ safety, but in a statement Totem Onelove said they had a “zero tolerance policy” for drugs.

“We encourage our patrons not to play Russian roulette with your lives,” it said.

“We have always had, and continue to have a zero tolerance policy towards drugs and if people are caught bringing them in they will be denied entry and removed from the site.”

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