Drug and alcohol free event a credit to the community

Crowds at a past GOATS festival on the Central Coast.Crowds at a past GOATS festival on the Central Coast.

[Forum] Just a note to say how much I enjoyed being part of the 20th GOATS Festival. Firstly, I found the young citizens polite, civil, and above all, positive and happy.

They were a credit to themselves, both musically and administratively as the MC’s on various stages. It is impossible to overemphasise how important the role the San Remo Epicentre plays in our community. It gives the young people a sense of purpose. I also found the quality of music extremely high, not only from the young musicians who performed with poise and confidence, but especially from established musicians such as The Choir Boys and The Pits, and most especially, from the lilting, evocative, Celtic singer, Ella Roberts, so beautifully accompanied by her brother, Nick Roberts. I found the atmosphere soft and gentle, even healing, and the main contributing factor was, of course, it was drug and alcohol free.

Email, Apr 30 Graham Keating, Town Crier