A Reading Festival goer has tragically died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. 

The girl, 20, had a 'pre-existing condition', according to organisers Festival Republic. 

A festival spokesperson said: "It is with deep sadness that Festival Republic confirms there has been a death at Royal Berkshire Hospital.

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A 20-year-old festival-goer with a pre-existing condition tragically passed away on Friday evening (August 27). 

"Her family was with her when she died.

"We are in touch with her family and extend our sincerest sympathy to them and her friends."

Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, told the Chronicle the girl was camping with friends prior to her death. 

He also confirmed her passing away was not related to a drug incident.

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Mr Benn added: "She had a pre-existing condition that was life-threatening, and wanted to come to the festival with the additional risks involved. 

"Unfortunately, it ended in a tragedy. 

"We responded to it really quickly, we got her to the hospital really quickly, and we've spoken to her parents. 

"Her parents have been very nice but are obviously devastated."