Ultra Music Festival Launches Push For Pill Testing Trial In Sydney

The Ultra Australia dance music festival has launched a push to hold a pill testing trial at its upcoming Sydney event in February, following five deaths at Australian festivals in the last six months.

Ultra has joined forces with Pill Testing Australia (formerly STA-SAFE) and the NSW Users And AIDS Association (NUAA) to request the NSW Government allow the trial to run at Sydney’s Parramatta Park on Sunday, 24th February.

If the trial proposal is approved, it will be the second major trial of its kind in Australia, and will follow the same model as Groovin The Moo’s successful trial in Canberra in April 2018, which discovered “deadly” contaminants in a number of samples tested.

Jacob Worek