THE BIGGEST music festival to hit Ballarat has wrapped up and there are more than a few sore heads greeting Sunday morning.
Thousands flocked to Victoria Park for the music event which ran until 11 and then many more kicked on in the Ballarat CBD.
Let's have a look back at how the day went.
Ballarat police Inspector Dan Davison said while people behaved well overall and most attended to have a good time, a lot of concerning behaviour was also exhibited.
While the exact numbers won't be released until the morning when the operation concludes, Inspector Davison confirmed a number of people were charged in the morning in relation to drugs and others for public drunkenness later in the day.
He said police were concerned by the attitude towards recreational drug use, with many people questioned for drug possession directed towards diversion programs.
Inspector Davison said police were kept busy throughout the day enforcing the operator's liquor licensing requirements to reduce the risk of alcohol fuelled harm, though several fights did break out inside the festival.
The Courier witnessed several fence jumpers later in the day, who were quickly escorted out by security, while other unruly and intoxicated attendees were led out.
Another was arrested and taken away in a divisional van.
Police and the mounted unit will later tonight move their operation into the central business district as festival-goers head to after parties.
The highway patrol will also be on the streets to address and reduce the possible risk of road trauma, to deter any intoxicated people from choosing to drive.
The Courier understands a number of people were treated for the side effects of drugs, while a young man was transported to Ballarat Base Hospital after a suspected drug overdose.
Festival-goers are feeling the chill
There is a scuffle as a man tried to jump the fence. Onlookers say he was acting aggressively but was quickly escorted out.
The Courier can confirm a man was taken to hospital with a likely drug overdose at Spilt Milk.
It is believed the man, aged in his 20s, was sent to Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital.
His condition is unknown.
Spilt Milk organisers do not wish to comment.
No more details are available at this stage.
Our reporter on the inside Alex Ford says police and security are pleased with general crowd behaviour so far with lots of revellers looking after each other.
Also a lot of bros grabbing their mates and singing along to Franz Ferdinand classics between sets.
dont cry over #spiltmilk ... but you can bet i cried when i saw @email@example.com
Phone coverage is patchy about central Ballarat today, particularly on the inside.
But otherwise, an old-school trick to find your way about
Still more love for Tones and I
@tonesandimusic Hello! we just watched you at spilt milk, I run an lgbti charity and just wanted to thank for what you have brought to LGBTI inclusion. having thousands of people dance to John and accept the song is amazing. Is why we play your song at the start of every meeting.— james lolicato (@lolicj) November 30, 2019
And some Ballarat pride:
Great band with a great stage show as well. Can't believe they managed to get three costume changes into their set.@porfyria on Confidence Man
Newly crowned four-time Aria award winner Tones and I takes to the stage in Ballarat:
I just wanted go write a song that would make people want to dance - I had no idea it would be the number one songTones and I
Tent goes crazy for her number one hit Dance Monkey. A lot of shoulder rides.