Field Day 2017 kicked off at 10am on the 1st of January, bringing revellers from all over together for an epic music festival. Located at The Domain, in Sydney , Field Day saw over 28,000 people enter the venue, with spontaneous outfits, fan signs and a festive, positive vibe.
After being to a few of these over the years, I have to say this event was planned and executed extremely well! Police and drug dog presence was high, but it didn't take anything away from the experience of the event.
With many vendors and suppliers in attendance, the cuisine variety was incredible! From Mexican, BBQ, Burgers and Hotdogs, to YumCha, Vegan and Organic choices. Alcohol beverages will always be pricey at festivals, however, they offered drink tokens to those who returned and recycled their beverage cans! Great incentive!
Crowd surfing, dancing and all other activities were closely monitored by security.
The performance stages were spaced out extremely well, with foam mats covering the grass to ensure a better dancing space for all attendees. The ISEC security who were present were all extremely helpful and approachable, which I strongly believe is important at an event like Field Day!
No matter what genre of music you prefer, Field Day was enjoyable for all! With artists such as Chance The Rapper, Zhu, What So Not, Childish Gambino, SAFIA, Alison Wonderland and Montaigne, festival goers were enriched in the entertainment. Some artists performed acapella specials, extreme dance and rave beats and some old time classics.
The weather on January 1st definitely helped secure the good vibes for the day. Even though there was some rain, the skies kept clearing up and bringing out the sunshine. This obviously helped for those who weren't sitting under an umbrella or wearing a poncho!
A huge thank you and congratulations to the event staff and 113 patrons who took part in the Red Cross save-a-mate drug & alcohol harm-minimisation course. The feedback gained from this was exceptional, with patrons recounting what a fantastic and useful initiative it was. 14 revellers sought attention in the medical tent on the day, dropping from last year's count of 19. 205 patrons were charged with drug-related offences, going to show the intensive support of the NSW Police Force to the event organisers, Fuzzy Events! NSW Police have also thanked the majority of Field Day attendees for being "well-behaved" during the course of the event.
After a successful 16th Field Day in Sydney, we look forward to the 17th and encourage anyone who's interested to buy a ticket, you will not be disappointed!