Fes­ti­val suc­cess

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS -

THE dust has set­tled af­ter Air­lie Beach’s first mu­sic fes­ti­val. 3000 pun­ters spent an es­ti­mated $4,000,000 over the three days. The Po­lice made no fes­ti­val re­lated ar­rests. Accomodation houses were full over what is a tra­di­tion­ally quiet week­end. Many busi­nesses re­ported not only record tak­ings for that par­tic­u­lar cal­en­dar week­end, but record tak­ings full stop.

The Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val is here to stay and ar­range­ments are al­ready in place for next year’s on the 7, 8 and 9th of November 2014 . The for­mat will re­main tar­get­ing the over 35 de­mo­graphic.

Gavin “Butto” But­lin had the vi­sion and the courage to make this hap­pen and I feel honoured to have been asked to be on the team. I’ve lived in Air­lie for 25 years and have never seen such a uni­fy­ing and uni­ver­sally ap­plauded hap­pen­ing in this town.

Over the next cou­ple of months Butto and I will be vis­it­ing busi­nesses in the re­gion of­fer­ing spon­sor­ship pack­ages for next year’s event which will ba­si­cally trans­late into early bird tick­ets, mer­chan­dise and ad­ver­tis­ing on the Fes­ti­val web page.

I urge busi­nesses to come on board and see the fu­ture po­ten­tial of this fes­ti­val which I have no doubt will be­come one of Queens­land’s premier events in a very short time. Kieran McCarthy AIR­LIE BEACH

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.