Despite the recent COVID developments, Bluesfest is still going ahead this Easter weekend.
In a statement and based on the advice of NSW Health, the organisers have said they are not allowing ticket holders affected by the three-day Queensland lock down to attend the festival on Thursday.
The lockdowns cover the council areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan, and Redlands.
The event has approval for 16-and-a-half thousand patrons and who will be divided into two groups.
Police are reminding festival-goers to make sure they help make it a COVID-safe event.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Kehoe from Tweed-Byron police is urging people to keep social distancing and follow police instructions.
"This year's event is a seated event, there's no dance floors in front of the stages and no mosh pits and we will be re-enforcing that message with patrons."
"If you are unwell do not turn up to the event, it's very important that we make sure that this year's event is safe for everybody."
Festival Director Peter Noble has been in contact with NSW Health and with NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard and is expecting further updates from NSW Health.
March 30, 2021, 10:55 am