‘Important to keep people working’ Moreton Bay music festival to go ahead despite floods

This That Festival going ahead with Queensland debut despite the recent flooding. Photo Facebook.

The Queensland launch of a music festival is on track for this weekend despite the extensive flooding that has taken place across the state.

This That Festival has stated it will not postpone tomorrow’s show despite continuing storm warnings for southeast Queensland.

The festival organisers have been posting progress of the event site construction all week, saying they had ensured it was safe to go ahead.

“On the safety of the festival we’ve been liaising with government at a state and local level for over a year now,” This That Festival promoter director Justin Nyker told The Courier Mail.

“In particular with the weather events this past week we’ve been in contact with all of the key stakeholders this morning. That includes public transport, police, ambulance services, the local council and more.

“We asked them if there were any issues with the event proceeding on Saturday and they’ve all said it is safe to proceed, they wish us all the best, and said we should go ahead.”

Nyker said after the bushfires and pandemic holding the festival was a way for people to “have a bit of fun and be around each other”.

“We have employed so many,” he said. “It’s a little city really and they are relying on this income. I think it’s important to keep people working.”