The 2018 Granite Town Festival held over the weekend of October 6th was a huge success
VIDEO: Enjoy a wrap-up of the 2018 Festival - photos and video by Toby Whitelaw
One of the organisers, Toby Whitelaw to the Beagle "the racecourse is such a perfect venue, very easy for us to transform it into a music festival, the sound and lighting team from CMG AV raised the bar yet again, the bands were absolutely incredible, from the St Peters College Blues Band all the way to The Bamboos, the quality of the acts was amazing."
Above: The legendary Texas Dave McGarry, the name known internationally as the Live Music Legend of Moruya as MC of Granite Town 2018 - Photos by Toby Whitelaw
"Texas Dave was an absolute legend, great to have Tex back as Festival MC. Our crowd was friendly and well behaved, smiles all round."
"The venue has capacity to comfortably fit double the crowd that attended Granite Town 2018, so we hope word gets around about the amazing experience our lucky crowd was treated to." Toby added.
"Special thanks to everyone who volunteered to make Granite Town happen, and to Moruya Jockey Club for having us.
"The Granite Town record fair went well, they are keen to return next year. The food vendors were doing a roaring trade. The craft beers from Capital Brewing and Batlow Ciders were going down a treat."
Texas Dave was over the moon about the event when we spoke to him today.
"The Moruya racecourse is the best venue in Australia right now. The facilities there, the view out over the site with over a million dollars in stage, lighting and sound. Really, you couldn't ask for a better venue. It was unbelievable"
"The festival itself was the best one day festival I have ever seen. The talent on stage from midday to midnight was mind boggling.
"The organisation and the volunteers were exceptional, the crowd were chilled and the family vibe at a perfect venue for music, right here on the South Coast of NSW, makes it one of the most magnificent festivals anywhere on the planet
"Gotta tell you about the kookaburra that was there all day. It was everywhere you went, back of stage, over around the bar, hanging out with festival folks. Very friendly. Caiti Baker, from the Northern Territory said "we've got crocs and snakes and you guys have a kookaburra". "Best of all everyone who came said how amazing the festival was and they all promise next year come back, bring their friends and to tell everyone that the Granite Town Festival is brilliant- and for the area, for the organisers and for us, the audience it is getting better and better" Next time you are in Moruya call into Planet TX and say hello to Dave.
Granite Town 2018: Click above for larger images and slideshow - Photos by Toby Whitelaw