Street, parks and businesses across NSW are set to come alive to the sounds of live music, thanks to a new state government initiative to bring micro music festivals to the bush.
Music-goers in Orange, Newcastle, Tenterfield, Tweed Shire, Wagga Wagga, Kempsey, Armidale and right here in Mudgee will be treated to a share of $150,000 to host “live and local” events.
Pop-up events will be taking over bike shops, butcher shops and plenty of other places in between to provide free entertainment to regional communities.
These events are designed to bring local musicians and businesses together, benefiting local retail and possibly helping to uncover the next big thing in Australian music.
According to Minister for the Arts Don Harwin this is another example of the state 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”.
Funding will be used to cover the cost of fees for musicians, curators and technicians involved in the events.
This is a great opportunity for Mudgee’s local artists to gain exposure.
Those interested in getting involved should contact the Mid-Western Regional Council for more information.