Despite witnessing another grand musical fiesta at Field Day Music Festival, some attendees didn’t have the best start to the New Year as they’d imagined. 

Field Day Music Festival, a major part of the New Year celebrations ritual in Sydney, Australia, held its 12th edition just yesterday, and was host to a whopping 28,000 attendance of fans. Featuring an ambitious and supreme lineup, the festival was everything a music fan could look forward to. However, a grim highlight of the festival has become the issue of drug users and the multiple arrests that were made at the festival yesterday – 167 arrests, and 6 peddlers were nabbed.

Field Day has been facing the issue of drug usage and distribution over the years, as do other music festivals in Australia. Despite enforcing security and holding a Red Cross drug & alcohol harm-minimization course, many attendees were found under influence and as many cases included attendees being hospitalized or being treated at the medical tent due to over-dosage.

About time we realize the harms of drugs and let music festival experiences be only about what they’re meant to be, don’t you think? Be wise, stay safe folks!

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