Flood not stopping festivities in Boyup Brook

Earlier this week hard-working helpers pitched in to build a temporary levee at the festival site. Photo: Ben Sorensen/Twitter

Earlier this week hard-working helpers pitched in to build a temporary levee at the festival site. Photo: Ben Sorensen/Twitter

The Blackwood River's rising water level has prompted organisers of the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival to shift festivities to higher ground but they say the show is most definitely going on.

"The festival has moved to the hockey oval, which adjoins the music park and is on higher ground," a spokesperson said.

"The truck muster has moved from that oval to another oval."

She said earlier in the week hard-working helpers at the site had pitched in to construct a temporary levee and while water had not breached it the organisers did not want to take any chances.

"It has been a beautiful day here today, musicians are playing in the streets and hopefully by tomorrow that water level could drop."

A Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) alert remained in place for minor to moderate flooding  in parts of  the Blackwood River Catchment including for people in Bridgetown, Boyup Brook, Winnejup, Nannup, Bibikin Road Bridge and surrounding areas. 

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