Trial Win­ter­moon in Oc­to­ber

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

THE first Win­ter­moon Mu­sic Fes­ti­val held in Oc­to­ber may be­come a reg­u­lar fix­ture on the cal­en­dar af­ter the suc­cess of the weekend’s event.

Be­tween 450–500 peo­ple turned out for the “test run” of the new Win­ter­moon Fes­ti­val site at Stoney Creek at the weekend.

The fes­ti­val is usu­ally held dur­ing May, and one of the vol­un­teers, Shaz Klein, said this was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to test if the event would also be suc­cess­ful dur­ing Oc­to­ber.

“It’s been on our minds for a long time that this would make a beau­ti­ful fes­ti­val site, and this was a good op­por­tu­nity to try it on this long weekend,” Ms Klein said.

Win­ter­moon was about bring­ing like-minded peo­ple to­gether in a peace­ful, safe, friendly and wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment, she said.

“It’s not only about mu­sic, it’s the art­work and all of the other lit­tle things that go on, in­clud­ing the work­shops.”

It is be­lieved the fes­ti­val will be held again on the tra­di­tional May date next year.

BEACH-COMB­ING: Eight-year-old Char­lotte Brown with a piece of pu­mice found on Conway Beach last week. Char­lotte's fa­ther Chris Brown be­lieves the pu­mice might be part of mas­sive raft that has trav­elled 4000km from a vol­canic seamount on the ocean floor near New Zealand.

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