JFC. Organisers of a bushdoof in northern NSW refused to shut down the party despite a 24-year-old partygoer being found dead in a vehicle.

An estimated 2,500 people attended the Omega Festival on the weekend, which was held at a private property on Blacksmith Shop Road at Newton Boyd, 160km west of Grafton.

Emergency services were called to the property about 2pm on Sunday, where they found the body of the deceased man about 200m away from the main stage. A post-mortem will be conducted this week, but Detective Inspector Darren Jameson told the ABC that there was evidence the death was drug-related.

“The crime scene was processed and some items of interest associated with drug use and particularly cannabis use were located.”

The ABC is reporting that the festival continued on until Monday despite police requests to shut it down.

Police were powerless to shut the party down, said Detective Inspector Jameson, adding that there was a “sizeable risk” in “trying to move 2,500 people out of a rural location when they’re already aggressive towards the police because they’re affected by drugs and alcohol.”

“What we’re doing is we’re monitoring for noise pollution, and until those complaints come through there’s not much we can do.”

Festival organisers have yet to comment on the man’s death on social media. Meanwhile, police are urging anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt and then you shut that shit down.

Source: ABC.
Photo: Facebook / Omega Festival.