Below is an official update on event security from the Jim Beam Homegrown team
In light of the tragic events in Christchurch last Friday, Jim Beam Homegrown has been reviewing all safety and security procedures for the festival. Jim Beam Homegrown will be going ahead this weekend as planned and we would like to reaffirm our utmost priority is the safety of all people attending.
We are currently working closely with police to review and enhance security across the festival.
Please be aware that due to additional security measures processing times in and out of gates may be slightly longer than usual. Amongst other measures we will increase bag searches at all entrances and suggest people only bring small bags.
There are no words that can express our heartfelt thoughts and love for all those affected by what happened in Christchurch. This weekend we ask that people come together in respect and kindness to celebrate all that is good about New Zealand.