Micro music festival funding for Newcastle

NEWCASTLE will receive state funding to host free concerts or “micro music festivals”, deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced. 

The city will share $150,000 with Orange, Tenterfield, Tweed Shire, Wagga Wagga, Kempsey, Armidale and Mudgee to host live and local events this year and in 2018 to “take micro music festivals to the bush for the first time”. 

“These events are a fantastic way of bringing local musicians, businesses and the regional communities together,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The Live and Local events, which could be held in shops, cafes or other public places will showcase local talent, and provide free family entertainment.”