Police have cautioned festival goers heading to Corona SunSets in North Wollongong on Saturday to enjoy themselves safely, as there will be a large police presence.
More than 7,500 electronic music fans will head to North Wollongong’s first ever festival on the sand from midday to watch the likes of SAFIA, Hayden James and Crooked Colours.
Local officers police from Wollongong Police District will be supported by specialist police sections targeting drugs, alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour.
Wollongong Superintendent Chris Craner said police will not tolerate illegal or anti-social behaviour.
“Police are warning festival goers to take care with their own personal safety at the event and ensure that family and friends who attend with them, remain safe,” he said.
“Police will target drug use and supply, along with alcohol-fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour at, and near the venue.
“There will also be a heavy police presence on public transport in the area to ensure everyone can travel to and from the venue safely.:
Anyone who feels unwell at the festival should seek urgent medical attention.
Meantime, Cliff Road will be closed between Bourke Street and George Hanley Drive for the festival.
Stuart Park will still be able to be accessed, though the North Beach public car park at George Hanley Drive will be closed.
The Corona SunSets is the second major music event in the region this weekend, with Berry hosting the Fairgrounds Festival also.