Early tick­ets push for Gap fes­ti­val

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Or­gan­is­ers of Grampians Mu­sic Fes­ti­val have en­cour­aged peo­ple keen to at­tend next year’s event in Halls Gap to get their tick­ets be­fore Christ­mas.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Carly Flec­k­noe said lock­ing tick­ets away for the Fe­bru­ary 15 to 17 event could work as Christ­mas gifts and help shore up busy sum­mer events sched­ules.

“Not only will tick­ets make a great Christ­mas sur­prise, but or­gan­is­ing your tick­ets early means that you can set and for­get,” she said.

“Get swept up in Christ­mas and New Year silli­ness with no wor­ries about miss­ing out on tick­ets and just set about plan­ning the per­fect fes­ti­val get up.”

Ms Flec­k­noe said ac­tiv­ity sur­round­ing the fes­ti­val at The Val­ley Floor at 7 Val­ley Drive was steadily build­ing.

“The closer we get to the fes­ti­val, the more ac­tiv­ity there is,” she said.

“We’re all a buzz of ac­tiv­ity at the mo­ment – fi­nal­is­ing plans for the fes­ti­val site, get­ting our bar stocked and tweak­ing fi­nal lo­gis­tics.

“At this time of year, we’re mak­ing sure we have all the lit­tle de­tails cov­ered.”

The fes­ti­val works to at­tract up-and-com­ing bands and mu­si­cians from across the coun­try, and next year’s event in­cludes 20 new genre-span­ning artists.

Award-win­ning soul, funk, RNB and hip hop act Sampa The Great is one of the head­line acts.

Oth­ers in­clude Angie Mcma­hon, Wafia, Slum So­cia­ble, Jade Imag­ine, Body Type, Planet, Mi­lan Ring, Alice Skye, Batts, Huntly, Sun­screen, Sea­side, Rat!ham­mock, Benny Walker, Kat Ed­wards, Hob­sons Bay Coast Guard, Cool Out Sun, Bones and Jones, White Bleaches, Sag­amore, Mzrizk and Sweat Dreams DJS.

As well as pre­sent­ing a var­ied list of acts, Grampians Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, in part­ner­ship with The Push, is of­fer­ing an ‘undis­cov­ered’ DJ and a pro­ducer the op­por­tu­nity to join the fes­ti­val lineup. The com­pe­ti­tion also in­cludes a VIP ticket pack­age for them­selves and a friend.

The pro­ducer will play a one-hour set on the Fri­day night, and the DJ gets the chance to play be­tween sets on the week­end. Ap­pli­ca­tions are open un­til De­cem­ber 28 through web­site www. grampians­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com.

The event also cel­e­brates re­gional food and bev­er­ages.

Tick­ets, in­clud­ing var­i­ous pack­ages, are avail­able on­line at grampians­mu­sicfes­ti­val.com/tick­ets. All pa­trons need tick­ets but chil­dren un­der 14 can at­tend free of charge.

A com­mu­nity com­mit­tee in­volv­ing Ms Flec­k­noe, Juli­ette Lalli, Richard Flec­k­noe, Ja­son Hose­mans, Leigh Hein­rich, Will Hud­son, David Ni­chol­son and Dee Kelly runs the fes­ti­val with sup­port from North­ern Grampians Shire Coun­cil and Grampians Tourism.

TOP ACT: Gap. Sampa the Great will be at Halls

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