Buskers Festival a hit, says happy promoter

By CRAIG McTEAR

JOHN Logan reckons you have to keep trying new things to be successful.

That's why the local promoter believes the 2007 Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival, which ended on Saturday night, was such a hit.

"I thought the crowds overall were slightly up, maybe 10 per cent," Mr Logan said.

"We did three nights at the Botanic Garden and three nights at the Plantation Hotel. We were really pushing the envelope doing extra shows.

"That's always fun, and I was delighted with the response. And we're getting ambitious by trying some different acts.

"The Botanic Garden shows were wonderful. They were a new component and we were delighted with how they went.

"We were also very happy with the preview dinner at the Coffs Ex-Services Club.

"We're pretty happy overall with the way they were accepted. As the years roll on, you have to try some ambitious things."

Mr Logan said new performers such as Elvis had been a highlight of the nine-day festival, while MC Patrick had also gone over well with spectators wherever he performed.

"One of the most exciting things is to discover new performers," he said of the new additions.

"It was also great to have six new sponsors approach us before the festival even began."

The festival will be heading into its eighth year in 2008.

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