Two women have reported being sexually assaulted at Falls Festival.

Two women have allegedly been sexually assaulted at the Falls Festival in Tasmania.

Around 9.30pm on Friday night, a 19-year-old woman was assaulted by a man during a set by The Jungle Giants. Tasmanian police are investigating the report.

On Saturday evening, another woman alleged she was sexually assaulted in the camping area of the festival. While she was given support, she did not want the police to formally investigate.

In a statement to ABC, Detective Constable McVilly condemned the behaviour.

“The key message here is that although the mosh pit itself is designed for close contact, any form of touching without the other person’s consent is not OK,” he said.

“We want patrons to feel safe and enjoy the event so we urge anyone witnessing this kind behaviour to report it immediately.”

At last year’s event, two reports of sexual assault in the mosh pit were made, and well as one report of rape in the camping area.

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