Workers Luke Baker, Nathan Berghofer and Jackson O’Brien take a break from setting up That Festival yesterday.
Workers Luke Baker, Nathan Berghofer and Jackson O’Brien take a break from setting up That Festival yesterday. Felicia Kosegi

That Festival fills a niche

MORE than 3000 people are expected to descend upon Cabarita today for live music event That Festival.

The event, which looks to “fill a niche on the Tweed festival circuit”, will feature live performances from Midnight Juggernauts, The Beautiful Girls, Bluejuice and Philadelphia Grand Jury along with 15 other acts.

Festival co-owner Peter Aberneathy was yesterday busy putting the final touches on the festival as workers set up the stages for the event.

“Ticket sales have been going well. We’re hopeful it will run smoothly,” Mr Aberneathy said.

Mr Aberneathy said the idea of the festival came after he and business partner Stephen Ashburner noticed a lack of music festivals in the Tweed.

“We got talking and realised there is nothing in this region. We thought let’s try and put one on here,” Mr Aberneathy said.

The event is open to anyone over the age of 15.

“There is nothing for the youth to do around this area, so they’re starting to get a bit bored,” Mr Aberneathy said.

Besides live music, the event will also feature food and market stalls and sideshow rides.

The Bureau of Meteorology yesterday predicted the weather to be mostly fine with a shower or thunderstorm in the late afternoon or evening.

Maximum temperature is estimated to be 31 degrees.

“We will be going ahead rain or shine. Nothing is going to stop us,” Mr Aberneathy said.

That Festival begins at 11am and runs until 10.30pm today. Tickets will be available at the door.



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