Woman left covered in cuts and burns after horror night at music festival

A WOMAN has been left covered in deep cuts and severe burns after getting caught on a barbed wire fence and repeatedly falling into a campfire at a music festival in north Queensland.

The 21-year-old woman, believed to be a French tourist, sustained the serious injuries while partying at the Mushroom Valley Music Festival around 2.30am on Sunday.

The three-day music, art and lifestyle festival is held on a property between the Whitsundays and Mackay.


It’s understood the young woman walked off into bushland towards another campsite when she fell into a campfire.

She fell into the fire not once, but three times after reportedly getting stuck on a barbed wire fence.

The tourist suffered serious burns to 40 percent of her body, including to her legs, torso, and forearms and was left covered in deep cuts from the barbed wire.

The RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene and airlifted the woman to Mackay Base Hospital where she remained this morning in a serious condition.