An urgent warning has been issued over pink and purple ‘Skype’ ecstasy pills at the Parklife music festival at Heaton Park, Manchester.
The bright purple and pink ecstasy pills are embossed with the word ‘Skype’ and ‘linked to welfare cases’. Drug awareness and testing charity The Loop shared a photo on social media on Saturday night.
The Loop said on Twitter: “Multiple purple and pink ‘skype’ pills. Tested today at Parklife and linked to welfare cases. Variable and high strength 250 – 300mg MDMA. Take care and seek medical help if unwell.”
Reports suggested the pills were the same shape and logo as blue and white tablets found in circulation at the same festival two years ago. 300mg of MDMA is understood to be more than three times the usual amount found in ecstasy pills.
Parklife boss Sacha Lord issued a drugs warning ahead of the festival, urging people to ‘party sensibly and pace yourself’. He said:
“You’ve paid for your ticket and waited all this time to party with your friends and see your favourite acts. There’s 80,000 of you in a park all there for one reason, to have the time of your lives and enjoy the music. Don’t overdo it. Party. But party sensibly. Pace yourselves and enjoy the whole weekend. Look after each other.”