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