POLICE have praised the behaviour of crowds at this year’s Golden Plains music festival.
Ten thousand people flocked to the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre over the long weekend for the festival’s tenth birthday.
With the festival’s popularity quickly gaining on that of its sister, Meredith Music Festival, Leading Senior Constable of Meredith Police, Greg Kitchen said police were pleased with crowds over the long weekend.
He said only one behaviour related arrest was made on Saturday night.
“Crowds were very good. We had a couple of very minor issues on the first night, but last night (Sunday) was fantastic,” he said.
Crowds relished the extended finish time on Sunday with music continuing through to dawn for the first time. Festival co-organiser Greg Peele said while staying up late wasn’t for everyone, it was a gentle way to wind down the festival.
“It just feels like a more natural conclusion, and yes people were still up dancing and enjoying themselves as dawn broke, which was quite beautiful really,” he said.
He said while numbers were strong this year, the festival had deliberately remained the same size for it’s entire 10-year history.
“We just try to do what we do really well, and I guess word of mouth has spread the word. But we keep the festival the same size each year because its how it works best.”
Performers this year included Freddie Gibbs, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and No Zu, all who received the “boot” by crowds in salute of their favourite performance of the festival.