Wednesday 28 October 2009

No blues for Blues Festival

Following the huge success of the inaugural Cairns Blues Festival, next year's event will be supported by Council to "stimulate the local economy."

In applying for funding under the Economic Development Fund, the event showed in could deliver economic benefits. It's expected that a cash grant and provision of the venue and Council services, will be part of the assistance.

However, an application to help run a film festival in City Place was not supported.

1 comment:

Tony Hillier said...

Council assistance for the Cairns Blues Festival — at last some good news on a bad news day! I suspect the investment will yield a much higher return than the underwriting of the Cairns Taipans, which could prove very expensive.