EOI’s sought for Central Coast music festival

Council is looking for people who want to be involved

The Central Coast is set to be home to its very own music festival, with Council calling for event organisers to run workshops, activations, master classes or live performances and events to be part of the fun.

The Central Coast Music Festival will be held from September 12-18, with the main event to be held on September 17.

The festival will include intimate performances at a range of local venues, and ‘pop-up’ experiences and engaging workshops throughout the festival period.

Central Coast Council Unit Manager Community and Culture, Glenn Cannard, said the festival has been created to contribute to the growth and development of the local music industry on the Central Coast, giving local performers and event organisers a platform in which to showcase their talent and offerings.

“The new event has been designed to not only appeal to the local music industry, but also to engage with the wider community and create a lively new event that is sure to breath musical life across our region,” Cannard said.

“I encourage local venues, workshop facilitators, musicians and businesses to submit their interest and help to create a musical festival program like no other.”

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open.

Events and activities can include: workshops and masterclasses such as song writing or film composing; music industry networking events; studio recording focus; live performances; workshops such as DJ workshops; instrument maintenance or creation workshops; music themed dance or aerobic classes; and an open mic night.

Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said the festival is looking to develop a diverse program of events that can be accessible to music lovers of all abilities and knowledge.

“We’re searching for a range of music-focused individuals and businesses to help create a music event that spans all genres,” Hart said.

“As a first for the Central Coast, I can’t wait to see what exciting local talent will emerge as part of this music festival.”

Events and workshops will take place in Gosford.

Submissions close on Thursday, April 14.

To find out more, go to www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/eoi

Terry Collins