You can’t stop the music – but you can watch the footy
  • Wednesday 05 September 2012

What a tough choice it might have been, with two big annual events happening the same weekend.

After all, what to do … go for a great three days of music at the Caloundra Music Festival? Or stay at home TV-bound to catch the two footy games on Grand Finals weekend?

Well, your dilemma is solved – three giant screens at the festival site will make sure all music-loving footy fans can get all the action as well as all the sounds.

Economic Development (major events) portfolio holder, Cr Jason O’Pray, said he was ecstatic – and relieved – to hear the news.

September 28 to 30 this year is hallowed time for both the Caloundra Music Festival and the footy finals," he said.

"And we are going to be chockers with holidaymakers from three states, so this is a great initiative on the part of the festival organisers.

"I’ll be there – for both events."

Divisional councillor Tim Dwyer agreed – and was particularly pleased that one of the screens will be open to locals – for free.

"One of the big screens will be in the public bar area of the site for festival patrons, while another screen will be located up in the quieter location of the Kids Funky Forest area," he said.

"But locals and visitors who might not be able to go to the festival can also see both the finals on screens located right on the beach near the Kings Beach pool – with real live half-time entertainment on the Sand Stage, which will also be a free performance area throughout the festival.

"It’s a fantastic idea and I congratulate festival director Richie Eyles and his team for ensuring the festival remains as inclusive as possible to visitors and locals alike."

Visit Caloundra Music Festival website for more details – also for details about this year’s inaugural Fringe Festival.