M1 at a standstill as festival-goers head home from Byron

UPDATE @ 3.00 PM | TRAFFIC is at a crawl northbound on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon as festival-goers pack up and head home from Splendour in the Grass.

The popular music festival wrapped up overnight, with thousands of party-goers now making the long trip back home.

It’s effecting the M1, with major delays being experienced all the way from Tweed Heads to Robina.


Local roads through Bilinga and Currumbin are also heavily congested as motorists try to avoid the motorway.

Byron Police District Commander, Superintendent Dave Roptell, is urging drivers to be patient.

“With thousands of festival-goers leaving today, please allow extra travel time, expect delays and make sure you take regular rest breaks,” Supt Roptell said.

“Our Traffic and Highway Patrol officers will be conducting mobile RBT and RDT operations, cracking down on motorists who refuse to obey the road rules.”

There’s also been a four-car crash in the northbound lanes at Upper Coomera, which is adding to the nightmare run on the Pacific Motorway this afternoon.