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March 9, 2021

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Peter Noble, Jess Ducroux, why don’t you donate $10 from every ticket sold to the Byron Shire Council? At over $100 per day per person, plus the take on alcohol and stalls, you’re making a pretty penny.

Of course the other business beneficiaries of the estimated 50,000 people you bring to the area support you. But the average ratepayer is sick of the disregard for the community and the increased load on the infrastructure and general inconvenience of having a small town filled to bursting with party people. Especially given that in the last few festivals the pitiful trickle-down effect to the local ‘arts’ community has become a drip.

Invest some money in local goodwill. You already have your licence to print money subsidised by us!

Leon Lake, Mullumbimby

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  1. At the current 5 day ticket price of $355 it’s only $70 per day per person. And have you approached them to find out what they already contribute to the community? I know of several community groups which have been able to run successful raffles of donated festival ticket packages. Many young people get work as a result of the event, through the business beneficiaries you mention. The new festival site has its own infrastructure, which is earmarked for expansion, so they appear to be participating in and contributing to the community. I’d like to congratulate them on their achievements to date, and expect them to continue in the direction of environmental sustainability, ethical employment and yes, supporting local artists as they do every year.


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