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A public meeting held by the Independent Planning Commission this week heard that North Byron Parklands wants to see 50,000 patrons at Splendour, 35,000 punters at Falls as well as up to 25,000 at three other events during the year.
Falls Festival Byron Bay is set to share its fortune with the region’s residents. After receiving an increase in capacity it has announced it will give North Coast residents a head start on ticket sales. And it’s added six new acts to its Byron bill.
With North Byron Parklands (Parklands) now in its final year of operation under the current trial approval from the Department of Planning and Environment it is seeking a 20-month extension while simultaneously asking for an expansion.
Police report that a ‘user-pays’ system was utilised to provide the 24-hour police presence at this year’s Falls Festival. They estimated at 23,000 patrons per day passed through the gates, with 18,500 of those being on-site campers.