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March 7, 2021

Low-alcohol drinks for Splendour?

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Police have opposed a liquor application by Splendour in the Grass festival organisers, saying they should only be allowed to serve mid-strength alcohol. Police say this is ‘consistent with other major events held across NSW’.

According to police, during the last Splendour event in Byron in 2009, 27 people were caught drink-driving in the area and 350 people were detected with drugs.

During Bluesfest this year, full-strength alcohol was served.

Meanwhile, Byron Shire Council yesterday voted to hire the carparking and toilets at the new $17 million Regional Sport and Cultural Complex to Splendour for $1,500 a day for the duration of the festival.

Splendour will also be required to supply security services and reimburse council costs for electricity and cleaning.

Twenty-five parking spots will be retained for sportsfield users.

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  1. Good to see the fun police out in force early exerting there power I wonder what sort of result they would come up with if a random drug test was done on the force with out any one telling them it was going to happen


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