TENTERFIELD TO HOST MICRO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Tenterfield will come alive as part of a NSW Government initiative to take micro music festivals to the bush for the first time.
Member for Lismore Thomas George revealed that Tenterfield Shire Council has been successful in its bid to host a Live and Local event during 2017/2018.
“Tenterfield Live and Local will be a program of live performances over two days in a variety of venues,” Mr George said.
“Council’s successful proposal outlined its plans for different styles of live musical performances from singer guitarists to rock bands, celtic music, brass bands and jazz.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro announced that Tenterfield is one of eight councils that will share in $150,000 to stage an event.
“These events are a fantastic way of bringing local musicians and businesses together, it’ll benefit local retail and we might just unearth the next big thing in Australian music.”
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said this is another example of the Government’s commitment to develop arts and culture across regional NSW.
“It’s fantastic that we are able to take this program to the bush to improve opportunities for the promotion of live music across our state,” Mr Harwin said.
“This is a great initiative where Councils can offer local artists a platform to be heard. From school bands to rock bands, locals will be entertained by locals for free.”
The funding is administered by Live Music Office on behalf of Create NSW and is used to cover the cost of fees for musicians, curators and technicians involved in the events.
Tenterfield Shire Council will release final details of the event, such as timing and location, after further consultation with Live Music Office.