It will be a hot one for fans heading to Country Thunder this weekend at Craven.
The temperature is forecast to be around 30 C with one meteorologist describing that as potentially lethal for the thousands of fans that will be attending.
But the organizers of the festival formerly known as Craven Country Jamboree believed they have plans in place to protect fans.
“Water, water, water, you have to stay hydrated,” Gerry Krochak with Country Thunder said.
The issue won’t just be the heat, it will also be the alcohol consumption mixed with the stifling temperatures.
Medical staff will be on-hand to deal with any problems.
“They are trained to look for signs of distress that anyone might be having, they’ll have water and things like Gatorade,” Korchak confirmed.
It may be tempting for fans to cool off in the nearby creek running through the Lumsden Valley, although that isn’t recommended.
“Our law enforcement folks, they’ll be looking for any signs of that kind of activity, so I would not recommend that for a number of reasons,” Krochak said.
With the heat comes extreme weather but Krochak confirms they have precautions set up, and have ways to make sure everyone on site knows if a storm is coming through.
“Through our PA announcements as well as the PSAs on Main Street and from the main stage as well as social media,” Korchak confirmed.
The gates to Country Thunder are already open to campers with the event running from July 13 through to July 16.