MANCHESTER, Tenn. – A 27-year-old participant of the Bonnaroo Festival died Saturday, confirmed Bonnaroo officials.

The organizers of Bonnaroo said a medical team on Plaza 11 had responded to a medical situation at a nearby campsite and the male victim who had camped with his father did not respond, but did not breathe.

The Bonnaroo EMS team and the Coffee County Rescue Service arrived within minutes, the festival organizers said.

The medical team administered CPR. and he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The cause of death of the victim was not immediately known. In a published statement, the Bonnaroo organizers stated that the victim had an underlying disease.

Coffee County's organizers and sheriff's office do not disclose any additional information about the death, including the identity of the man.

The EMS director of Coffee County could not be reached immediately for comment.

Death comes a year after another man was found dead on the festival grounds.

Michael Donivan Craddock Jr., 32, was found dead at the campsite. An autopsy confirmed that he had died of an overdose. A toxicological report found cocaine, alcohol and MDA in his system at the time of his death.

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This year's four-day festival is sold out. With 80,000 participants, this is the festival's first sell-out since 2013, when Beatles star Paul McCartney made headlines.

Bonnaroo, which runs until Sunday, is headed by Phish, Childish Gambino and Post Malone.

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