Bestival Death A “Tragic Accident” Says Father Of Woman Who Died

25-year-old who died at U.K. festival named as Louella Michie.

September 12, 2017
Bestival Death A “Tragic Accident” Says Father Of Woman Who Died The Pet Shop Boys headlining performance at The Castle stage on Day 4 of Bestival at Lulworth Castle on September 10, 2017 in Wareham, England.   Tabatha Fireman/Getty

The family of Louella Michie, whose death at a U.K. festival has led to a murder investigation, has said they do not suspect foul play in her death. A 28-year-old man was arrested following the death of Michie at Bestival in Dorset, England on Monday, September 11.


Her father John Michie, a British actor who has appeared in TV shows Coronation Street and Holby City, said her death was "a tragic accident" in a tribute to his daughter. "We've lost our angel," Michie told The Sun. It's not murder, they were friends. It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident. She touched so many lives. She was so very positive, so bright, so out there. She had such energy. The tributes to her have been incredible."

Dorset Police said a 28-year-old man had been arrested "to enable officers to conduct an interview under caution to help establish the full circumstances".

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said: "Inquiries are now under way to establish how she died. A post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course and this should give us more of an indication as to the cause of her death."

Bestival took place between September 7-11 and brought headline performances from Dizzee Rascal, The xx, Pet Shop Boys, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Dorset police.

Bestival Death A “Tragic Accident” Says Father Of Woman Who Died