Secret Music Festival Under Fire From Council

Campaspe Shire fooled

12 December 2017

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The CAMPASPE shire admit they may have been fooled by organisers of a music festival who claimed the event which ran over the weekend near COLBINABBIN was an engagement party to bypass the necessary permits.

The WILD HORSES festival took place in a paddock in CORNELLA and was not advertised publically with tickets and details being distributed from a private social media page.

Council officers visited the site on Friday and were told guests hadn't had to pay for their entry and it was a private event but concede they have made a mistake and will decide on an appropriate course of action once an investigation is completed.

According to the CAMPASPE shire website, a Public Place of Entertainment permit is needed if an event is being held on a site larger than 500 square mertres, and is enclosured or has an admission fee.

Vision from neighbours shows the up to 50 cars parked in the paddock with tents and loud music being played.

One neighbour has even claimed the WILD HORSES organisers offered to pay for alternate accommodation for him and his family while the festival took place over the weekend.

The latest saga with a music festival comes just 3 weeks after the Earthcore festival in Elmore ran without the proper noise permits from the Campaspe Shire.

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