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Festival success points to growth

SONGSTRESS: SA performer Amber Joy Poulton shows her delight while performing on Horsham Soundshell stage during Horsham Country Music Festival. Experienced sound engineer Marty Lieschke, in mixing sound for the festival, said it was a delight to work with such a high-quality voice.
Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Delighted organisers of a successful 2013 Horsham Country Music Festival are confident the event will continue to break crowd-attendance records.
Festival coordinator Lyall Wheaton said figures from last weekend’s four-day extravaganza reflected significant growth.
He said more than 2000 people, many from outside the region, soaked up the festival experience and predicted a further 20 percent increase in crowd numbers next year.
“We had attendance records broken for every night with numbers up over 30 percent this year,” he said.
“All the feedback we’ve been getting has been extremely positive and everyone is saying they will be back for more.”
Spectacular
Crowd numbers continually grew at Sawyer Park throughout the festival with 300 attending an AVIS-Max Wright Cars Bush Balladeers Thursday-night opener, 500 gathering for a K and J Baker Tribute night on Friday, 700 providing a peak during the ACE Radio Country Music Spectacular on Saturday.
A crowd of 500 stayed on for a Golden Grain Gospel Music Marathon on Sunday.
“We also had record numbers of people attend walk-up and busker events where the overall quality was also better than previous years,” Mr Wheaton said.

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Posted on Mar 28 2013

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