Lunar Electric music festival in Port Macquarie a success; will return in 2019

Big crowd: Patrons in the mosh pit dance to performer Teddy Cream on January 6. Photo: Matt Attard
Big crowd: Patrons in the mosh pit dance to performer Teddy Cream on January 6. Photo: Matt Attard

MORE than 2,200 people partied at the Lunar Electric music festival. The inaugural event was on Saturday, January 6, at Cassegrain Winery, Port Macquarie. 

Check out our gallery from Lunar Electric HERE

Event organiser Lisa Willows was ecstatic at the reception and behaviour of patrons.

“I was very happy. People are already asking when the next one is,” she said. 

“It’s been all around great for our local community, I think, as it brings a different art form to this area. When night fall came, it really came alive.”

Police and security had a heavy presence, which helped nab 10 drug detection, plus the arrests of two people and a number of ejections from the festival.

A 25 year old Lake Munmorah male was charged with licensing offences and assault. He will appear in Port Macquarie local court on January 17, 2018.

A 21 year old female from Port Macquarie was charged with supply and possess prohibited drugs and is will appear in Port Macquarie local court on January 24, 2018.

“Everyone was well behaved. We had a couple of incidents, but our relationship with the police on the day was very strong, and we were consulting with them throughout the day,” Ms Willows said. 

“We overcompensated and had ambulance on standby all day, Headspace, lots of security…we jumped through lots of hoops to make sure it was a safe and enjoyable event.”

Timmy Trumpet was the headline act and was “amazing”, Ms Willows said. 

“He nailed it. The crowd went wild and loved it. Lunar Electric will be back in 2019 for sure.

“It’s an untapped market that people love. We had people travelling from all over Australia to come to it.”

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