Music festival shut down after hundreds involved in wild brawl

A music festival on Queensland's Stradbroke Island was shut down after a huge fight broke out between revellers.

Music festival shut down after hundreds involved in wild brawl

A music festival on Queensland's Stradbroke Island was shut down after a huge fight broke out between revellers.

Security guards were stationed around the festival but the brawl was so large police needed to be ferried over to end the fray.

Superintendent Scott Knowles said a festival-goer on a vessel ferrying people between the island and the mainland made his way to the captain's area before it hit a pontoon.

Stradbroke Island was shut down after a huge fight broke out between revellers.

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Two police officers attended the incident about 8.30pm when security alerted them to the fight.

Superintendent Knowles said the Queensland Ambulance Service tent was overrun by patrons and intoxicated people, resulting in police calling for an additional 10 officers as reinforcement.

"We effectively shut the event down and had the attendees transported back to the mainland," he said.

"Its atrocious, that sort of behaviour is completely unwarranted.

"To intimidate and overrun the facility is completely uncalled for."

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Police used capsicum spray to stop the fight.

About 350 people attended the festival Superintendent Knowles said, with a "significant number" involved in the brawl.

Police are investigating the incident and also looking into whether the event organisers were adhering to liquor laws and COVID-safe practices.

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