3,000 People Attended 30-Hour Rave In a Forest in Wales


Police have shut down an illegal rave attended by 3,000 people in a forest in Wales that lasted for 30 hours.

The event, which flouted coronavirus restrictions, started at about 3am on Sunday in Banwen, near the Brecon Beacons.

It was the largest of a number of illegal raves and parties across the Bank Holiday weekend.

Officers were still removing ravers from the site in Wales on Monday morning.

South Wales Police said eight people have been fined up to £10,000, while there were further arrests for public order offences and driving under the influence of drugs, as yahoo news report.

The force said it had identified 22 people it suspected of planning the rave. It is using drone footage to identify the organisers.

There were still about 400 people at the site on Monday morning.

Police confiscated several sound systems from the 4,000-acre site.

Under newly introduced legislation to enforce social distancing in England and Wales, those convicted or organising an unlicensed music event of more than 30 people can be fined up to £10,000.


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