With tickets to the popular festival selling out instantly and thousands of punters vowing to jump fences and other security measures in order to gain illegal access to the event, Splendour organisers have decided to try alternative deterrents.
Festival organisers and the Byron Shire Council have spent much of the past week fortifying the perimeter of the showgrounds.
In a statement made by SITG it was confirmed that they had contracted Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch to guard the wall for the duration of the three day festival. In addition, the heads of previous trespassers will be displayed on pikes erected adjacent to the roads leading to Mullumbimby.
The Obiter caught up with BAFTA Fellowship and OBE Nominee Mr Snow as he arrived at Coolangatta Airport this morning.
‘Morning Chaps, you call this winter? Blimey, wouldn’t mind a swim!’
We asked Jon whether he believed that he was prepared for the task.
‘To tell you the truth I was a bit surprised when I was briefed on the job. I’ve been a political journalist for the last four decades but I thought it’s never too late for a sea change so I’m grabbing this opportunity with both hands. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks, especially when they’re offering to pay me 1000 gold dragons, whatever they are!’
Uh oh! It appears that the Splendour organisers weren’t informed that Westeros was a figment of George RR Martin’s imagination. Upon further investigation it appears that the Night’s Watch is just a local LARP troupe, this is awkward.
Foam swords to the ready, gentlemen!