Still planning for March ‘Play on the Plains’

Crowd partying at a music gig Photo by bernardbodo

‘‘It’s out of our hands – we’ll just have to sit back and see what happens.’’

That is the state of the Play on the Plains Festival during the latest COVID outbreak, according to general manager of the Deni Ute Muster and Play on the Plains.

The spring festival is scheduled for March 12, with headliner and Triple J Hottest 100 winner Amy Shark already garnering attention for the event.

Guidelines from the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet have assured organisations their large events will be able to continue under most circumstances.

Those deemed higher risk — although the government has not outlined whether festival come under this definition — will be contacted by the NSW Health Departmet to ensure their event is following safe measures.

Ms Lowry pointed out those measures are only in place until January 27, at which point they could be renewed or changed entirely.

‘‘We’ll continue planning until we can see what’s happening, but it’s not up to me,’’ she said.

‘‘We haven’t been contacted (by NSW Health) and we’re still planning, because we can’t stop planning and then suddenly plan weeks before the festival.’’