Blake ‘Oratrix’ Walsh, of Bats Versus Snakes, performing for the audience at the Lismore Showground.
Blake ‘Oratrix’ Walsh, of Bats Versus Snakes, performing for the audience at the Lismore Showground.

Sonic Festival's future in air

THE future of the Sonic Festival is in doubt after the inaugural event at the Lismore Showground attracted only 150 punters on the first day.

Last night the organiser of the arts and music festival, Malcolm Fine, said he was unsure whether he made enough money on day two to pay the festival’s bills.

“I needed 300 people to come each day,” Mr Fine said.

Mark and Tamara Kuppusamy travelled from Sydney for the festival.

The brother and sister said they were disappointed by the low numbers but still had a good time.

Stall holder Ron Berry, of Barkers Vale, said while he had only broken even there had been a ‘lovely atmosphere’ at the festival.

Mr Fine said he had done his best to make the festival a success and was disappointed by the number of people who tried to jump fences or sneak in.

He said he would sell his Lismore unit to pay the bills if necessary.



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