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Bluesfest seeks festival event extension

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Bluesfest managers and fans descended on Byron Shire Council chambers at Mullumbimby this morning where councillors were to consider approving an extension of their use of the Tyagarah festival site for amplified music from five to 20 days per year.

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Festival supporters (above) rallied in support of cultural diversity and live music, while affected residents and their supporters (below) questioned the independence of the festival’s noise-level recordings and the veracity of their background noise decibel rating.

Speaking for the group, John Bailey said, ‘A lot of my neighbours go away over Easter; we live with that – we do not accept there should be another 15 event days per year.’

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[Photos Jeff Dawson]


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