March 30, 2005
Blues festival outgrows venue: police (ABC)
But .. The pollice seem to think the crowds are too big, this from the ABC today ....
Police say larger crowds for this year's East Coast Blues and Roots Music Festival at Byron Bay, on the New South Wales north coast, pushed the event location to its limit.
The acting commander for Tweed-Byron, Owen King, says despite the big numbers, the crowd was well-behaved.
Inspector King says traffic into Byron Bay was the usual Easter nightmare, but traffic offences and accidents did not reflect the increased population.
However, he says from the perspective of police management, the Red Devil's football ground has reached its use-by date as a venue location.
"At the moment the capacity of that ground is getting to its limit," he said.
"I know the organisers are looking at a different location still within the Byron Shire, but at this stage I don't believe the Red Devil's park can take any more numbers in the amount of people that do turn up to this event."
Posted at March 30, 2005 12:00 AM
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