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Investment Pays Off For Big Live Music Show

Investment Pays Off  For Big  Live Music Show
Something for everyone...Children indulge themselves at the ‘Play Dough’ booth during the Thurston Food and Music Festival on July 14,2018. Photo: Wati Talebula
July 15
10:01 2018

Knox Entertainment invested $45,000 to host the Thurston Food and Music Festival held at the Thurston Garden in Suva yesterday.

The family fun day event gathered hundreds of people enjoying unique food, kids play area, display of art, crafts and a live concert by music bands such as Sam Stephens, Terio, Groove Co, Chinese Youth,  Inside Out, KKU, Knox, The Relative, Drix, Grin and Wilo, Nem and Talei and The Gang.

The VOU Dance Group also entertained the audience with their unique dance items.

The festival labelled as the capital’s biggest live music festival of the year was a success.

Knox Entertainment co-ordinator and event manager Ellana Kalounisiga said the investment for this year’s festival was much bigger than for last year’s event.

“Last year’s investment was about $38,000. This year we have invested about $45,000 because we have really good musicians on board to perform for the audiences,” she said.

“The cost of the venue and a lot of other costs was catered from the investment and we were really happy to have Law Hill Wines on board with us as our sponsor for the festival.”

The festival organisers aimed to attract more than 1000 people and this turned out to be a huge success for them.

The festival began last year with Knox Entertainment considering to make the Thurston Food and Music Festival an annual event for Suva.

This year organisers decided to bring different food vendors from the ones last year to give a variety of tastes.

Ms Kalounisiga said they had received more than 30 applications for food vendors out of which 10 of them with different varieties of cuisines were selected.

“The 10 different food vendors had different types of food, which people enjoyed.”

Some of the bands from last year performed again on public demand.

Edited by Percy Kean



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