Sonic Festival sets the stage
LISMORE’S inaugural Sonic Festival is ready to take off this weekend with more than 40 DJs and bands strutting their stuff on three stages.
After 18 months’ planning,co-organiser Malcolm Fine is happy to see everything coming to fruition and was confident yesterday that the planets were aligning for an awesome weekend of music, arts and culture.
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“All is ready,” he said.
“The bands are coming, the DJs are coming, and the artists are coming.
“We have an extraordinary line-up of DJs and bands, and there also has been a huge response from Northern Rivers professionals wanting to contribute.”
While the weekend forecast is for mostly fine weather, fears of rain have not perturbed organisers as much of the festival is under cover.
“That’s the reason we chose the showground venue in the first place, as 80 per cent of the festival is in the pavilions or under cover,” he said.
The family-oriented community event will feature all-ages entertainment throughout the two days with supervised child minding facilities available.
The roving performances will include circus performers, fire twirlers, magicians and installation artists, plus pyrotechnics, face painters, carnival rides and food and market stalls.
There also will be a music industry exchange ‘MIX’ tent to enable musicians, producers and composers to get together to chat with other industry professionals.
“We want to encourage the positive aspects of trance and doof at the region’s newest legal event,” Mr Fine said.
“We have a 15kVA sound system in the pavilion and a 30 kVA system on the outside stage.
“People can watch from the comfort of the grandstand or get down and dirty in the mosh pit.”