The Rainbow Serpent Festival in western Victoria this long weekend will go ahead as planned and will have one new performer to be announced Tuesday.
Late last week the 15-year old festival near Beaumont was refused a permit because of safety concerns.
A statement from the Rainbow Serpent Festival organisers reads:
“We are very excited to announce Rainbow Serpent Festival 2013 will go ahead after the Pyrenees Shire Council today granted all necessary permits.
“We are very thankful to council and emergency services and thoroughly appreciate the extra time required of them to reconsider our permit application. It’s been a tough week and our entire team are now working harder than ever to produce the most spectacular Rainbow Serpent in 16 years as a thank you to our army of fans who gave nothing but support and encouragement when we needed it most.
“We saw over 9,000 signatures gathered on an online petition in 24 hours and we would like to thank you with the last minute addition of one of the world’s most eminent DJ’s who has been pivotal in the worldwide electronic music industry for more than 25 years. Will spill the beans on that tomorrow or maybe even later tonight
“Without doubt this addition will cement Rainbow 2013 as an exceptional year and we expect with everyone on such a celebrational high, one not to be missed”.