Upwards of 7,000 patrons again poured through the venue gates over its three-day duration. Cool weather kept numbers down on Friday night but sunshine combined with an impressive line-up of Australian and international talent proved a magnet for music lovers on Saturday and Sunday.
Festival Director Andrew Orvis said final numbers were still being collated but was confident it had been another profitable event.
“It’s too early to draw a proper assessment but ticket sales were looking pretty close to last year. We’re pretty happy with the outcome and I’m sure it will be a positive result one way or the other.
“We had great feedback from the weekend. People certainly loved the music, which is most important, but they also loved the layout and a few other little changes we made," he said.
A rare performance by legendary Australian band the Hoodoo Gurus attracted hundreds to the Big Top tent on Saturday night. Leading talents Kate Miller-Heidke, Angus and Julia Stone ensured they returned on Sunday.
“It’s probably the first year ever we’ve already started putting plans in place for the next festival already," Mr Orvis said. "Normally we draw breath and don’t gear up again until January or February but given it’s our 20th year we have already got some things in the pipeline for the special occasion."