A Brazilian DJ and music producer has been granted bail over drug trafficking charges and will live with a dance festival director in Melbourne as he fights the allegations.
Pedro Gomide, 36, and co-accused Martin Mahoney, 35, were arrested at a service station near Ballarat in January after police allegedly found a variety of illicit drugs in Mahoney's vehicle.
It's alleged the drugs, which included cocaine, cannabis and MDMA, were bound for the four-day Rainbow Serpent Festival at Lexton.
Gomide successfully applied for bail in the Supreme Court on Friday, smiling and then breaking down in tears as the judge granted his release from custody.
He was ordered to forfeit his passport and live at the home of Matt Bonner, the organiser of Melbourne dance festival Let Them Eat Cake.
Mr Bonner spoke at the hearing, saying he would be away mid-year but Gomide was welcome to stay at his Brunswick home as long as required.
"I'll be in Europe for the festival season," he said. "He can stay at my house while I'm not there."
Gomide arrived in Melbourne a week before playing at Let Them Eat Cake on New Year's Day.
Mr Bonner said Gomide was paid $4000 for his performance and for helping with sound and lighting work at the Werribee Park site.
"Was he a headline act?" prosecutor Michael Aitken asked.
"No, he was a minor act. Headline acts get paid more,' Mr Bonner replied.
At the time of the arrest, Gomide was allegedly travelling with Mahoney, who operates a festival 'glamping' business.
Both are charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking.
Mahoney also applied for bail on Friday, but it was refused after the court was told of his longstanding drug issue.
"I consider that he's an unacceptable risk of further offences if granted bail," Justice Christopher Beale said.
The decision came after Mahoney's partner Lisa Ariganello, an arts events manager, pledged her support in court.
"I don't agree with it necessarily," she said of Mahoney's drug use. "But I support him to move forward."
Police allegedly found a variety of drugs in different parts of the car as well as more than $10,000 cash and some electronic scales.
The case will return to court for a contest mention at a later date.