Candyman’s Gold Coast party shutdown after three people taken to hospital

THE Candyman aka Travers Beynon was forced to shut down his annual Gold Coast house party early last night after three people were hospitalised.

More than 1000 people attended the extravagant end of year bash, dubbed the “Seven Deadly Sins’, at the Candyshop Mansion in Helensvale on Saturday night.

But celebrations, which began at midday, were cut short when three people required ambulance transport to hospital.


Two women, reported to be aged 23 and 19, and a 20-year-old man were all taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital after they were found suffering from the effects of drugs or alcohol.

In a statement released to media just before 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon, event organisers confirmed the hospitalisations and said the party was shutdown at 10pm due to the concern for guests safety.

“We had in place precautions similar to those of a concert. Unfortunately we can’t always control the behaviour or actions of all guests,” the statement read.

“To minimise risk to guests and neighbours, we put in place a number of event risk management activities to mitigate in the case of an emergency.

“This included fifty on site security guards, four dedicated paramedics and a paramedic tent.

“This team mainly addressed issues of ejecting unruly guests and heat dehydration throughout the day however, there were three people tended to by Queensland Ambulance Service.

“As a result of these incidents, we closed the bars, did an immediate sweep for intoxicated people and removed anyone at risk.

“An executive decision was made to close the party at 10pm, two hours early due to concern for the safety of our guests.”