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Byron Bay - too many festivals? Options
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 4:17:27 PM
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 5:23:32 PM

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Shocked at all that stuff / rubbish people leave behind at Falls.
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 5:35:16 PM

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Interesting reading
Coming from a beach side tourist magnet I can appreciate the problem
The forced councils amalgamations have seen representation for each area in the three combined Sydney Northern Beach councils go from
100% to just under 20% of elected Ward-persons/ Councillors. The new Council will have 5 wards each with 3 representatives elected.

So Manly residents will have 3 advocates hopefully representing the local residents, against 12 outsiders who may just concentrate on development
and rate sourcing for the benefit of the other 4 wards, and to our determent
This is State Government divide and conquer, and the reason Baird would not have been returned

In support of the festivals

The article is too accepting that a further 100 days of festivals would be financially possible
was that an ambit claim, an opening negotiation strategy ?
It failed to note most campers only have limited trips into Byron, would not be up really early or for the most part not be in town during the festival operating hours
Possibly a large ratio of ticket holders may need to also be on-site campers

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 7:39:39 PM
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I agree with greybeard that this article shows bias,

There may have been a case to answer had Bluesfest stayed at Red Devil, but Bluesfest has its own infrastructure and plenty of food and camping options, plus Bluesfest is on the highway so you can stay in any number of other towns who are more than happy to offer accomodation. We usually go to Byron on the buss from the festival site maybe once or twice (but we always go early around 8am) Why would we want to sit in traffic heading to Byron while so many great bands are playing.

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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 8:53:11 PM
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Article seems to imply 101,000 individual people go to Bluesfest, ignoring the high numbers of 3 & 5 day ticket holders.

Live Nation could be badly over estimating the stretch of the "festival dollar" if looking at 100 extra festival days a year (unless it's more like Hunter Valley winery/Day on The Green type shows with 1 main headliner).
Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:28:52 AM

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I don't know how factually accurate Sue Arnold's article is but from the last time I looked on a map Tyagarah is not at the Southern end of the Byron Shire.

The nips are gettin' bigger!
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