Mafeking will host more than 10,000 people for the annual Pitch Music and Arts Festival this long weekend.
The event includes both international and national performers, visual and installation artists, DJs, and bands. Performers and artists travel from places such as the Netherlands, Germany, USA, Sweden and the United Kingdom to attend the four day event.
The Pitch Festival has been running for three years and has become a hub for music, arts, culture and camping.
Dr Tim Harrison, Ararat Rural City CEO said, “Pitch’s economic impact on the region is massive, and it’s really great that Ararat and Moyston are so busy over the festival weekend.”
Council has also been working closely with event organisers to ensure the event’s emergency management and crowd control is adequate, especially considering the rise in attendees Dr Harrison said.
“Aside from the direct spend, the festival also offers community grants each year that awards amounts from $500 to $5000 to local groups and organisations.”
Daniel Teuma, the festival director said, “The local community groups running the barbecue include the Moyston-Willaura Football Netball Club, Moyston Primary school, Willaura Kindergarten and the Moyston CFA.”
“We’re really looking forward to our third year of the Pitch Music and Arts and being a part of Moyston, Willaura, and Ararat communities for those few special weeks during the preparation and the weekend of the festival.”
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