By Gemma Donahoe.
Organisers are expecting a bigger and better Sea N Sound Music Festival with 1000 more people tipped to attend than last year.
Venue manager and festival coordinator Terrence Lunney said because last year’s event was so successful the council had agreed to the expansion.
“It’s Mooloolaba’s first ever music festival. It’s a combination of cool coastal sounds and seafood and crafty things,” Mr Lunney says.
Last year approximately 2000 people attended the festival and on Saturday Mr Lunney expects at least 3000.
Boy and Bear will be headlining the festival with the main supports being Busby Maruo and Tijuana Cartel along with many other acts.
The Potbelleez will be DJ-ing at Helm upstairs for the after-party.
The event will be held in the Wharf car park along with free all-day parking.
Mr Lunney says there will be a free shuttle bus provided that will run from the Mooloolaba TAFE to the venue.
Mr Lunney says prices are at the pointy end for tickets, however some should still be available at the door for $80.60.
All-day parking scrapped in Mooloolaba
By Gemma Donahoe.
All-day parking in the heart of Mooloolaba is gone for good.
Parking between Sea Life and The Wharf Tavern is switching from three-hour car parking.
Councillor John Connolly says the change comes from local shop owners fearing they will lose business due to beach goers using the spaces.
Cr Connolly says he does not believe the change will affect tourism in Mooloolaba.
“No I wouldn’t think so, we’re talking three hours,” he says.
“Most people only go out for three hours, like three hours on the beach is enough.
“If you’re going to dinner or to lunch – it’s probably appropriate I would suggest.”
The Wharf car park is the last all day free car park available in Mooloolaba.