Dozens of revellers are arrested at New Year’s Day music festival


Dozens of revellers are arrested at New Year’s Day music festival after being found with a dizzying array of drugs

  • More than 80 people were arrested at the Field Day music festival on Saturday 
  • The was plenty of police and sniffer dogs at the New Year’s Day Sydney event 
  • MDMA, cocaine, LSD and marijuana were seized among other substances  


Police have charged 85 people with drug crimes at Field Day music festival in Sydney on New Year’s Day.

Sniffer dogs helped police detect and seize MDMA, ketamine, magic mushrooms, LSD, cocaine, and marijuana. 

Two people were arrested for drug supply, one of them allegedly carrying 50 ecstasy pills, and the rest for possession. 

Almost 12,000 people attended the annual New Year’s Day festival at The Domain in the city’s centre to watch electronic duo Peking Duk, DJ Anna Lunoe, and Brisbane singer Mallrat, among others.

An officer leads a concertgoer by the hand as police patrolled the outside perimeter of the music festival (pictured) 

Plenty of sniffer dogs were spotted outside the front entrance of the summer music festival (pictured) on Saturday afternoon. It's not suggested this dog found anything

Plenty of sniffer dogs were spotted outside the front entrance of the summer music festival (pictured) on Saturday afternoon. It’s not suggested this dog found anything 

One of the drug supply charges was of a 22-year-old man allegedly found with 50 capsules of MDMA.

Police allege the man ‘struggled with police’ during the search causing a senior constable minor injuries.

The man was then arrested and charged with drug supply, assaulting police, and resisting arrest.

He was refused bail to face Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

Police made 85 arrests on Saturday (pictured: a concertgoer is escorted by police outside the Field Day gates as the summer festival kicked into gear)

Police made 85 arrests on Saturday (pictured: a concertgoer is escorted by police outside the Field Day gates as the summer festival kicked into gear) 

A strong police presence was seen at the Domain in Sydney as NSW Police patrolled the area with sniffer dogs (pictured)

A strong police presence was seen at the Domain in Sydney as NSW Police patrolled the area with sniffer dogs (pictured) 

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