A Perth mother was told her 10-week-old son would need a $100 ticket to enter a Paul Kelly concert in Kings Park on Saturday night.
The 31-year-old said she was shocked as most venues had no issue with breastfeeding mothers bringing babies.
The woman was also told there would be strictly no pass outs at the event and she would not be allowed back in if she left to feed her son, reports ABC news.
“I was pretty shocked, it’s not as if he can listen or watch the concert,” she said.
“We’re not taking up a reserved seat or anything, we’re sitting on the grass on a picnic rug at Kings Park”.
She said she would understand if it was a busier concert but the event was advertised as a sit-down show with patrons encouraged to bring picnic rugs and low-deck chairs.
“Kids over one and older, fair enough, I totally understand that,” she said.
The company’s policy states that the number of people attending, the lack of light, loud music and light effects as potential concerns for infants attending events.
They also cite the potential for crying babies to disturb other patrons.
“The promoters do not consider this event suitable for children under the age of two years. A children’s priced ticket will be available if the promoter considers the event family orientated/friendly,” it read.
“As the safety of children, parents and all patrons is of paramount importance to us, these concerns are brought to your attention for your consideration, so that you, your family and all other patrons can enjoy the show in a safe and comfortable environment.”
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