As a Australian music lovers we find that Labor Day weekend really bookends the summer festival season. The infamous long weekend plays host to a stack of great longstanding Aussie festivals like Golden Plains, Port Fairy Folk Festival as well as the recently established queer festival Gay Times.

Last year at about this time we ran an article about the positives and negatives of the massive weekend, contrasting the aftermath at the site of Tasmania’s PANAMA and Victorian bush doof Maitreya.

A year on and surprise surprise both festivals have set new records for surprising festival aftermath. The amazing team at PANAMA have smashed yet another year out of the park with less than a Coles bag worth of hard rubbish between 1250 campers. Their simple system for clean up ensures that Tassie can remain a pristine festival location for years to come.

Check out PANAMA’s video to see just how little mess 1250 people can make.

An approach to litter at festivals.Sometimes the whole is greater than the some of its parts. Thank you for coming to PANAMA 2016. We hope you loved it as much as we did. #WeArePANAMA – Music by Olympia

Posted by a festival called PANAMA on Sunday, 13 March 2016

Meanwhile Maitreya is still cleaning up a mess of another kind. For those not yet familiar with this years Maitreya saga; after the festival was officially cancelled last week, due to more than just absent local council paperwork, many would be doofers understandably are keen for their money back.

While there is no word yet on status of their refunds ticket holders are taking to Facebook to both organise their case and leave a few choice comments on what is now being dubbed as ‘Betreya Festival’.

Lets just say we wouldn’t want to be the ones walking around with a plastic bag trying to clean this mess up…