Deceased associated with band Fisherman's Friend
Adam Tait

10:08 11th February 2013

An accident at a festival in Surrey has led to the death of a man associated with a band due to perform.

BBC News reports that a member of the entourage of Cornish sea shanty group Fisherman's Friend was killed at the G Live music festival in Guildford. One of the group's singers was also seriously injured when a large metal door fell on them.

Police were called to the venue on London Road on Saturday morning (February 9) and one man was pronounced dead at the scene. The band were due to perform later that evening.

"It's very sad, because they are so popular and do so much for the village," said Shirley Gladwin, who works for band member Jon Cleve.

"They've brought this village alive. It's a very sad village today."

Darcus Beese, president of Island Records, to which the band were signed, said: "Everyone here is shocked by this tragic event, our hopes and prayers go out to the friends and families of those involved."

Fisherman's Friend were awarded a £1m recording contract after being discovered by label bosses at a pub concert.

They have gone on to perform at Glastonbury, and also appeared in a Young's fish advert.

Their debut album, Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friend, was released last year.

Fisherman's Friend released their debut album last year

A statement for G Live said that a serious incident had resulted "in the tragic death of a member of a touring visiting company's personnel.

"This is a terribly sad day and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this incredibly difficult time."