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Sunday, October 21, 2018,00:35

Labor grants $10k to Kinglake’s ‘Foggy Mountain Music Festival’


Kinglake’s Foggy Mountain Music Festival is about to sound even sweeter with a $10,000 grant from government to ensure it continues.

Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today visited Kinglake to announce  funding for the popular festival.

“This Foggy Mountain Music Festival brings the Kinglake Ranges community together and promotes the area as a tourism and cultural destination of choice,” Pulford said.

The 2018 festival (October 12-14) welcomes music lovers of all ages to the picturesque Kinglake Ranges for a weekend of great atmosphere, country hospitality and performances for a celebration of community, music and family.

The fifth Foggy Mountain Music Festival will offer a range of events and activities, including a bush dance, free community events, ticketed events and six music workshops.

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The festival also features local school children performing a work they have developed collaboratively, and the special gospel concert held on Sunday morning.

“The festival is a great opportunity to showcase local talent, boost local businesses and support local jobs,” Pulford said.

The annual event supports local artists, increases community engagement and promotes the region – boosting tourism, economic development and local jobs.

The $10,000 grant is being provided through the Labor Government’s Stronger Regional Communities Plan, which supports economic growth and helps build more resilient regional communities.

 

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