Beyond The Valley festival in Lardner, Victoria has announced it will go ahead after a temporary delay at the main stage due to severe weather conditions.
Per 7news, Beyond The Valley took down part of a tent structure at one of the stages earlier today, and as the Daily Mail reported, closed the main stage just before noon today. Some festivalgoers were told it would not reopen until 8pm – around the time German DJ Claptone is due to take the stage – but it resumed operation in time for rap group Shoreline Mafia to perform.
Beyond The Valley confirmed to The Music today that the festival will go ahead as planned. “The good news is all of our stages are running completely as scheduled. The weather, though still hot has not brought with it the much stronger winds as predicted at this stage, though this is being monitored constantly by our emergency crews for any change. We have decent cloud cover as well, so direct sun has only been in patches today,” a festival spokesperson said.
Mallrat, Cub Sport and Tyler, the Creator are due to headline the main stage today (December 30), day three of the five-day fest.
Beyond The Valley had posted a severe weather warning on Sunday (December 29) in anticipation of today’s heatwave and strong wind conditions, cautioning festivalgoers that they may potentially close the main arena for the duration of the high wind period expected”.
In the same post, organisers also asked punters to stay hydrated, seek shade and “secure your tents, external structures and belongings, and take down everything else including marquees, extra shade cloth, inflatables and anything else in your campground”. Attendees aiming to come to the festival on Monday were requested to delay their arrival “until the cooler weather hits in the late afternoon”. See the post in full below.
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING – PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFO BELOW: We are expecting an extreme weather day tomorrow,…
Yesterday, Falls Festival in Lorne was called off due to extreme weather conditions, and 9,000 attendees were asked to evacuate. Several acts due to perform at Falls have played or are due to play makeup shows to benefit bushfire relief efforts.