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Teenager dies after falling at Sydney rave

An 18-year-old man has died from critical head injuries after tripping over at a Sydney music festival.

The man was running on Riverina Avenue at Olympic Park at Homebush on Saturday night when he tripped over the feet of several people sitting near the entrance to the festival, believed to be Knockout Circuz 2017.

After falling over and hitting his head he drifted in and out of consciousness and became violent with security guards.

Police took him to a medical facility where he was treated before being transferred to Westmead Hospital, where he died about 1am on Sunday.

A critical incident team will investigate and prepare a report for the coroner.

About 300 of the 17,000 festival goers were searched for drugs by police and 69 charges were laid, mostly for possession of a prohibited drug.

Five people, aged from 17 to 22, were allegedly caught with MDMA capsules.

Police said two 17-year-old girls, one who had nearly 380 capsules, were granted conditional bail and will face a Children's Court in January.

"It is alarming to see two 17-year-old girls with large quantities of MDMA," a NSW police spokesman said on Sunday.

© AAP 2017