Moruya's Granite Town festival is done and dusted for another year and finally the organisers can look back over what came together and how brilliantly it went. This year saw the Festival move from the centre of Moruya to the Moruya Racecourse and this proved to be a winner with all who attended the festival. The old site at Riverside Park had been well outgrown and the organisers realised that with the reputation the festival was gaining and the momentum that was building called for a bigger stage and with that the lighting and sound system to showcase the exceptional line up of performers they were attracting. The Moruya Racecourse had that in spades by being able to cater to larger crowds, accommodate campers, host more food vendors, provide parking and provide a safe space for children attending the festival. One of the tireless folks behind the scenes organising everything from media to ticketing, Darelle Carmody, told the Beagle "It was such an amazing day and night of brilliant music. "We even had a Sirocco breeze wafting over the Festival from dusk til midnight. The local talent really held their own on that huge stage…….sourced by Phil Phree and one of the best set ups in Australia apparently. "But then when the “big hitters” came on stage they lifted the lid off. "It is always great to see everyone , young and old enjoying themselves and getting into the music. "I had too many favourites to choose from but Stella Angelico from Cookin on 3 Burners was a show stopper. Toby Whitelaw, as Granite Festival photographer has truely captured the passion of the performances as you will see in this slideshow.
Above Click for slideshow and captions - Photos by Toby Whitelaw
Lots of people supported the festival and they are acknowledged below. Be sure to support them as they continue to generously support community events like Granite Town.
Moruya Jockey Club The Waterfront Hotel for their fantastic pre-Festival party
Eurobodalla Shire Council South Coast Tickets CMG Audio Visual Bentspoke Brewery
Moruya Golf Club
ABC South East Radio
Power FM and 2EC
Bay Post , Moruya Examiner, Independent
Southlands Fruit and Vegetables
The Lodge Broulee
Dolphin Beach Caravan Park