By Abbey Cannan
After weeks of working with Queensland Health to become Covid compliant, organisers of Sunshine Coast’s first drive-in music festival have received the news that patrons will no longer be confined to the seats of their car.
They can now drive-in, park up and get out and dance.
The approval process has been a lengthy learning for event director, Cindy Jensen who is ecstatic to learn of the recent development.
“This is a game changer and we’re ecstatic to say the least, as it will change the whole experience for the punter,” Cindy said.
“The Covid Safe Plan for Drive In Events was approved only a day ago by the Chief Health Officer and as I had been working with their representatives for a number of weeks prior, I was able to adapt our site specific plan to gain compliance almost immediately.
“It’s been an extremely exhausting process, but thanks to the support of our presenting partners, Hot 91 and Sunshine Coast Council, we were able to get the approval over the line just in time.”
Airwaves is set to take over Nambour Showgrounds on July 10 and 11, with the likes of The Dreggs, The Chats, Sahara Beck, Being Jane Lane and more, preparing to take centre stage.
A once in a lifetime experience, inspired during Covid confinement, the drive-in music festival will be serving up an outer space experience and asking punters to get creative, pimp their ride and prepare themselves for landing.
Tickets are limited and won’t be available at the gate. Available now through www.airwavesfestival.com.au or Oztix.