Week­end looks like a rip­per

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

CON­DI­TIONS look near per­fect for this week­end’s Wan­garatta Fes­ti­val of Jazz and Blues.

Af­ter a few hot days and pos­si­ble rain to­day it’s mid to high 20s for the rest of the week­end.

We are told we have one of the most var­ied and high cal­i­bre range of jazz and blues artists ever as­sem­bled here which is cer­tainly say­ing some­thing af­ter 29 years of the fes­ti­val.

There is gen­er­ally some­thing for ev­ery­one at the var­i­ous lo­ca­tions with Mer­riwa Park fea­tur­ing even more this year in­clud­ing the blues stage, the com­mu­nity stage and the Sun­day market.

It is re­ally mak­ing the most of one of Wan­garatta’s great­est as­sets and with no stages set-up in the streets of the CBD it should ease the flow of traf­fic for those tak­ing in the shops and eater­ies over the week­end.

For many the week­end will con­tinue Mon­day and Tues­day and some peo­ple are lucky to take ad­van­tage of the Mel­bourne Cup hol­i­day, end­ing the four days of fes­tiv­i­ties with a day at the Wan­garatta races.

Al­though there is a strong chance of rain on Tues­day, and no one would be­grudge that, do not let that de­ter you from at­tend­ing the races.

It will be the first real show­ing of the mag­nif­i­cent new grand­stand and func­tion cen­tre which will pro­vide plenty of cover and pro­tec­tion for race­go­ers against the el­e­ments if need be.

Of course, it’s im­por­tant to re­mind rev­ellers over this week­end to do the right thing, both trav­el­ling to and from venues or fur­ther afield to take ad­van­tage of the week­end and at any events.

Take care on the roads and take into con­sid­er­a­tion the en­joy­ment and safety of oth­ers as you en­joy hav­ing a good time.

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