An invite has gone out to Premier Gladys Berejiklian to attend UP DOWN festival in Newcastle, after it was deemed high risk without ever having been on before.
The festival is one of 14 events facing stricter licensing restrictions introduced following a recent spate of drug overdoses.
The organisers who previously had a good track record with other local festivals like This That, Live at The Foreshore and Scene and Heard want the Premier to see for herself what the event is all about.
In a cheeky move, promoter Mothership Music has introduced the "Glady's Party Park" as a group ticketing option, encouraging the Premier to bring along Minister for Racing Paul Toole and Newcastle Liberal candidate Blake Keating.
Festival director Brent Lean caught up with Hit 106.9's Nick, Jess and Simon this morning to explain why they think the classification is unwarranted and why they want the Premier to attend.