Tweed Tourism general manager is the vice chairman of the new Festival Management Committee tasked with creating a new winter nostalgia festival.
Tweed Tourism general manager is the vice chairman of the new Festival Management Committee tasked with creating a new winter nostalgia festival. Crystal Spencer

New festival committee announced

[BREAKING NEWS]: THE Festival Management Committe tasked with creating a new nostalgia festival to replace Wintersun has been announced.

Cafe d'bar owner Steve Archdeacon will be the group chairperson, it was decided at a meeting with the Southern Gold Coast Tourism Working Group last night.

“I wish to publically thank all those persons who put themselves forward for Festival Management Committee (FMC) positions," Mr Archdeacon said.

"On behalf of the FMC, I assure everyone that the FMC will continue to liaise with the unsuccessful candidates and the general community for ongoing input into the plans for the new festival."

Tweed Tourism general manager Phil Villiers will be the FMC deputy chairman and James Sullivan from Sullivan Rees Accountants will be honorary accountant.

Secretatial services will be provided by Connecting Southern Gold Coast pending an appointment to the position.

General committee members are Steve Bowman, former Wintersun board member, Southern Cross University professor Kerry Brown, Tony Cannon from Komune Resort, Lloyd Collingwood from Kirra Surf Apartments, Sarah Davis from Showcase on the Beach, Brian Foster, Dolphins Hotel llicencee Ross Mercer and Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce president Gail O'Neill.

The first meeting of the FMC will be held on Monday.

The FMC was formed to develop a new festival to replace rock n roll nostaliga event Wintersun, which will leave the area after next month following the announcement of a three-year-deal with the New South Wales Government.



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