A security guard at the Dixigle Festival, in Australia’s north-west, says the festival was a “no-fly zone” on Sunday night.
The warning signs have been posted at more than 70 locations across the nation ahead of the DIXIGLE Festival on Sunday.
“We’ve had some reports of people not being able to get into the festival, but it’s all very reassuring,” said the security guard, who did not wish to be named.
“It’s all about being cautious.
The festival, which kicks off in the capital Canberra on Sunday at 10pm, is billed as the world’s largest outdoor music festival. “
Some people have been warned, but I can’t tell you how many people haven’t been warned.”
The festival, which kicks off in the capital Canberra on Sunday at 10pm, is billed as the world’s largest outdoor music festival.
It attracts more than 20,000 people and has sold out every year since it began in 2014.
Dixiele has drawn some of Australia’s biggest bands in recent years, with the likes of Run the Jewels and the Strokes, to name but a few, taking part in the festival over the years.
The organisers say the event attracts more people than the world-renowned Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is home to the Melbourne Stars rugby team.
But critics have criticised the festival’s strict rules, saying they were put in place to protect the public from terrorist attacks.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed it was aware of the signs posted in Adelaide, but could not confirm their location.
“The AFP takes any reports of potential security risks very seriously and has been working with local authorities in the area,” a spokesperson told ABC News.
“If a threat is perceived, the AFP will assist authorities in their investigation and we will continue to monitor any incidents that occur.”