Festival director welcomes funds boost
TYALGUM Music Festival co-director Anna McMichael has welcomed state funding for the event in its 25th year.
“It means everything,” said Ms McMichael, who will also perform at the festival.
Ms McMichael said organisers were working on locking in the line-up for the event, which would take place from September 9-11.
She said $16,000 funding announced by Lismore MP Thomas George last week was a welcome boost for the revered classical music festival.
“We definitely want to make a big feature of it being our 25th year,” Ms McMichael said.
“It’s great it’s been running for that long and we have been able to keep it going. We’re hoping to really celebrate that.”
This year’s festival will feature classic concerts, an afternoon tea and champagne gala, outdoor family music-making, pop-up concerts, art exhibitions and more.
Ms McMichael was grateful for the support of the community and volunteers over the years.
“It really makes the festival into a great event for the region,” she said.
Lismore MP Thomas George said the state funding would enhance creative and cultural development in the region.
“Our community is renowned for high-quality art and culture and I welcome this boost of funding that will enhance creative and cultural development,” Mr George said.
“This funding will support the 2016 festival featuring classical and contemporary musicians, interactive activities, street entertainment and a full weekend of concerts,” he said. “The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to providing people with access to a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences, no matter where they live.”
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