Splendour in the Grass is underway and the traffic is building as people line up to get their campsite in order and prepare for a weekend of fun and festivities. In the mean time local residents have either picked up their tickets or bought their ear protectors to block out the noise.
While there are many engaging in the fun activities including the science tent and picking up free condoms from PASH the Positive Adolescent Sexual Health police and surf lifesaving NSW are reminding festival goers to stay safe.
Police are highlighting that there is a high-visibility police operation targeting illegal drug use and supply, alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour throughout the three-day festival.
With the warm day-time weather surf lifesavers NSW are reminding festival goers that alcohol, drugs and swimming are a deadly combination.
‘For those looking to cool off following a day listening to music and enjoying the festivities, Byron Bay’s Main Beach is the place to be,’ said a local lifesaver spokesperson.
‘Flags will be flying at this pristine location with lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service on patrol from 9am–5pm.’
In the mean time local resident have been supplied with a community hotline they can ring if there are issues with the event 6680 4049. Other members of the community can also send enquiries or concerns to the Splendour in the Grass team via email on [email protected].