Caloundra Music Festival brings the music and the benefits

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Future funding for the Caloundra Music Festival which attracts 30,000 attendees over four days will be considered by Sunshine Coast Council at Thursday’s (February 28) Ordinary Meeting.

An independent tourism report on the 2018 Caloundra Music Festival confirmed a 17% growth in attendees since 2016.

The festival generates more than $4 million in economic benefits for the region and an additional $1 million for Queensland.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Caloundra Music Festival had been providing significant benefits to the community, music sector and economy on the Sunshine Coast since it started in 2007.

“Since the Festival began, a number of other music festivals have started on the coast demonstrating the health of the industry,” Cr Dwyer said.

“The festival’s growth and our community’s pride in it, combined with high levels of attendee satisfaction ratings, has proven the value of having a music event like this on the Sunshine Coast.

“Recent nominations in the Queensland Music Awards for Festival of the Year – two years in a row - is also testament that this is not only an event for our region but also for South East Queensland.

“As an all ages, family-friendly event, Caloundra Music Festival ticks the social, economic, community and cultural boxes, reflecting our vision to be healthy, smart and creative and provides a platform for high calibre local, national and international talent.

“Quality live music played alongside spectacular geography, showcases the Sunshine Coast as a destination while delivering direct economic impact and tourism benefits.”

At today’s Ordinary Meeting, council will consider referring an operational budget of $250,000 to the annual budget process for three financial years (2020/21-2022/23).

Caloundra Music Festival 2019 will be held from October 4-7.

Visit www.caloundramuiscfestival.com

 
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