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9 September, 2021

Community groups gearing up for festival

PLANNING for Savannah in the Round has ramped up with festival director James Dein recently briefing the event’s community and volunteer groups during a specially convened meeting at Mareeba Heritage Centre.

By Michael Warren

Representatives from Paddy’s Green rural firies, Mareeba men’s shed, Crimestoppers, The Country Music club, SES and Mareeba Heritage Centre gathered to hear the latest about Savannah in the Round from festival director James Dein.

PLANNING for Savannah in the Round has ramped up with festival director James Dein recently briefing the event’s community and volunteer groups during a specially convened meeting at Mareeba Heritage Centre.

The group heard Dein deliver the latest developments around on site safety, COVID matters, volunteer inductions, artist information and the finer details about event parking and camping logistics. 

Planning for the September 29 – October 3 event is moving full steam ahead.

“We’re expecting around 3000 people per day at the festival, we have people coming from all over regional Queensland,” Dein told The Express. 

“The majority of others that have bought tickets from interstate but can’t travel because of COVID restrictions have happily decided to roll their tickets over to next year’s event, or alternatively, they’ve been issued refunds with absolutely no questions asked. 

“Planning for the event continues, we’ve been thrown some curveballs but we continue to plan for a wonderful festival. 

“It’s also important to note our community groups and volunteers are paramount to the success of the event and we warmly welcome their contribution throughout the festival.”


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