“Whole sections of our industry are now being destroyed by a knee jerk response from a government that couldn’t care less”
“Gladys get your head out of the sand.”
The NSW Government told the festival that they’d have to pay $200,000 extra for police, one week out from the event.
This is devastating.
“I think the issue has been created by 30 years of failed drug policy.”
There were 14 total hospitalisations across two Sydney festivals yesterday
One person appeared to have taken up to nine MDMA pills in a day, while another took only one.
Organisers will reportedly face large fines or even jail time if their events are deemed unsafe.
It’s been a week since 19-year-old Alex Ross-King died from a drug overdose.
PILL TESTING NOW.
And the team behind the successful Groovin The Moo trial are involved!
“We call on state governments… to untie the hands of promoters.”
“Premier, please: can we have this pill testing done?”
36 arrests were made at the event.
“The current policies and strategies of our state and territory governments are needlessly endangering lives.”
“We have to put an end to the ignorance of this NSW government! It’s costing lives!”
“People… are quite calculated in the way they are secreting things”
“This doesn’t need to be the summer of festival deaths”
“This is a very distressing incident”
“Your grandkids, your kids will take drugs at festivals. It is going to happen. Would you prefer they know what they’re taking?”