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March 21, 2023

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Those who survived the police frisk tent and a couple of freezing nights in tents enjoyed a variety of music at Splendour in the Grass at Yelgun on the weekend, including a brief reunion by Powderfinger, minus drummer John Coghill, now an ABC presenter on the Sunshine Coast.

The NSW Police Force Facebook page provided a ‘Splendour Starter Kit’ for the event, suggesting a hipster beard and flower wreath but no warning about cavity searches.

The vibe was almost as much about fashion as it was music, dress-ups benefitting from bulk glitter as incipient chartered accountants took the opportunity to hippify.

Police said they were pleased with the behaviour of the majority of festival-goers, despite issuing 76 cannabis cautions and more than 142 field court attendance notices. In addition, 12 people were charged over alleged drug supply and five with assault.

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