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National

National

Premier Says Free Water And 'Chill-Out Zones', Not Pill Testing, Will Keep Festivals Safe

4 min read

Pill testing is not the answer, and instead festivals should give out more free water to help drug-affected people, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian claimed.

Music

Music

The 5 Acts That'll Go Off At Laneway Festival 2019

3 min read

It's that time of year again!

Crime

Crime

Coroner's Inquest To Investigate Music Festival Drug Deaths

2 min read

The NSW coroner will hold an inquest into a spate of drug-related deaths at music festivals this summer, as calls grow for the government to approve a pill testing trial.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

You're Not Protecting Young Lives If You Look The Other Way On Pill Testing

4 min read

We have now lost five young people in less than five months.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Devastated Family Of Teen Who Died After FOMO Festival Begs Premier For Pill Testing

5 min read

"Premier, please. Can we have this pill testing done?"

Style

Style

Why Did Everyone Wear The Same Shirt To FOMO Festival?

1 min read

A $29 blue-and-yellow striped men’s shirt from Cotton On seems to be the uniform of choice for festivals this year.

Movies

Movies

The Fyre Festival Documentary Is Out Next Week And It Looks Absolutely Wild

1 min read

Get your plastic cheese sandwiches ready for the premiere of 'FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened'.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

We Can Lecture Kids About Bad Decisions, But Only If We Keep Them Alive

4 min read

Why do young people take drugs, despite the risk to their health?

Music

Music

Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino To Headline Coachella

1 min read

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup is here, and there are some huge names on the bill.

National

National

Here Are Just Some Of The Experts Who Back Pill Testing

4 min read

While still stubbornly opposing pill testing at festivals, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian appears to have extended the invitation to experts to prove her wrong.

National

National

Man Dies After Suspected Drug Overdose At Beyond The Valley Festival

1 min read

A 20-year-old man has died in hospital after suffering a suspected drug overdose at a music festival east of Melbourne.

National

National

'This Doesn't Need To Be The Summer Of Festival Deaths': Pleas For Drug Reform

4 min read

A family is mourning the death of their 22-year-old son from a suspected drug overdose at a music festival, as debate returns to pill testing.

National

National

Warning Issued Over 'Extremely Dangerous Orange Pill'

1 min read

A festival held across Victoria, Tasmania, NSW and WA has alerted party-goers to a mysterious drug currently in circulation around the country.

News

News

Lost Paradise Festival Death: How The Drugs Are Getting In

1 min read

Roast chickens and secret compartments in Vegemite jars, these are some of the shocking lengths party-goers are taking to sneak drugs into Lost Paradise.

National

National

One Man Dead After Taking 'Unknown Substance' At Music Festival

1 min read

A man has died and two others have been rushed to hospital after taking an unknown substance at a music festival near Gosford.

Music

Music

Woodstock Is Making A Groovy Return In 2019

3 min read

If you missed the iconic music festival back in 1969 -- next year is your big chance to soak up some psychedelic sounds.

Music

Music

The Used's Bert McCracken Opens Up About Getting Sober

4 min read

Since The Used's inception way back in 2001, the band has been an unstoppable force in music.

Music

Music

Diversity In Music Is Improving, But There's A Long Way To Go

5 min read

We hit up Good Things music festival to chat to artists about their thoughts on this hot-button issue.

David Caldicott

David Caldicott

Opposing Pill Testing Is The ‘Climate Change Denial’ Of Drugs Policy

5 min read

Another death at a NSW Festival, and again, talk turns to pill testing.

National

National

Sydney Teen Dies At Festival After 'Silly, Stupid Mistake'

2 min read

The grandmother of a Sydney teen who overdosed at a musical festival on the weekend says drug dealers are “worse than terrorists”.

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

Matt Noffs & Shelley Smith

There's Only One Rational Response To The Death At Knockout Games Of Destiny

3 min read

Less than three months after two young people died at Defqon.1 festival, we’ve seen another terrible event.

Politics

Politics

Labor Proposes Crack Down On Ticket Scalping To Protect Fans, Music and Sport

4 min read

The rush to buy a ticket for a music or sport event can be stressful.

Music

Music

Corona SunSets Music Festival Will Ditch Single-Use Plastic

2 min read

Corona SunSets Festival kicks off at Wollongong’s North Beach this weekend, and they'll be banning single-use plastic items.

Music

Music

The Rolling Loud Hip-Hop Festival Is Coming To Australia

1 min read

Get your debit cards ready, hip-hop heads.

Crime

Crime

80 Percent Of Defqon Festival Searches Found No Drugs

3 min read

Nearly 200 police worked at the Defqon music festival in September, an arrangement the Greens have called a "harmful waste of resources".

News

News

Tough New Laws For Drug Dealers Responsible For Music Festival Deaths

3 min read

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said a new offence of drug supply causing death will be created, following "expert" panel recommendations.

Music

Music

Get Out The Body Glitter For The Biggest '90s Party Ever

1 min read

Reader, it's time to whip out your platform sneakers, your butterfly clips and your hair mascara, because literally every iconic late '90s band are coming down under next year.

Music

Music

Nicki Minaj Set To Headline FOMO Festival 2019

1 min read

The mammoth lineup also includes Rae Sremmurd, Lil Pump and more.

Music

Music

Lorde Handles Splendour Wardrobe Malfunction Like A True Pro

2 min read

"I wanna show you something crazy that has just happened to me."

Life

Life

Top Tips For A Beaut Time At Splendour In The Grass

2 min read

"Gumboots or death."

Music

Music

Aussie Band Sticky Fingers Removed From This That Lineup

3 min read

The festival has faced backlash online after announcing the controversial band as part of their lineup.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Woman Gets Head Stuck In Exhaust Pipe At A Music Festival

1 min read

She brings new meaning to the term ‘rev-head’.

National

National

Potential Class Action Lawsuit Following Sniffer Dog Operation

2 min read

Five people were still denied entry to Above and Beyond in Sydney on the weekend, despite not carrying drugs.

10 News First

10 News First

Five Refused Entry At Music Festival Weren’t Carrying Drugs

2 min read

The Greens say now that the police have carried out their threat, they plan to fight the policy in court again.

National

National

Sniffer Dog Operation To Go Ahead As Greens Court Injunction Fails

3 min read

"The ball is in the NSW Police's court now."

Crime

Crime

Greens Take Police To Court Over Sniffer Dog Plan

2 min read

Police plan to deny entry to anyone targeted by sniffer dogs at Above and Beyond in Sydney, even if a search finds no drugs on them.

National

National

New Police Sniffer Dog Policy At Music Events May Not Be Legal

4 min read

"Welcome to New South Wales, where being young in public is now a criminal offence."