No local festivals 'high risk'; NSW Government released list.


THE NSW government released a list of 14 high risk festivals which will have to adhere to a new licensing scheme from March 1, but none of them are held on the Northern Rivers.

NSW Racing Minister Paul Toole said no other festival will be affected by the changes.

NSW Police's list include Days Like This (Camperdown - March 2019), Transmission (Sydney Olympic Park - March 2019), Up Down (Newcastle - March 2019), Defqon.1 (Castlereagh - September 2019), Subsonic (Monkerai - November 2019), This That (Newcastle - November 2019), Knockout Games of Destiny (Sydney Olympic Park - December 2019), Lost Paradise (Glenworth Valley - December 2019), FOMO (Parramatta -January 2020), Electric Gardens (Sydney Centennial Park - January 2020), HTID (Sydney Olympic Park - January 2020), Rolling Loud (Sydney Olympic Park - January 2020), Laneway (Rozelle - February 2020) and Ultra (Parramatta - February 2020).

Events found to be high risk will pay $650 for a licence - which is equivalent to the fee they currently pay to operate.

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