Following another successful Inland Sea of Sound on Friday and Saturday, it's worth recalling the festival's humble beginnings in our city.
The two-day festival that attracted some of Australian music's biggest names to Mount Panorama had its origins in small pop-up concerts held in backyards across Bathurst.
It has not taken long to grow from that to one of NSW’s major regional music festivals, featuring such names as The Cat Empire and Deborah Conway.
Just as significantly, though, were the performances of some talented young Bathurst musicians who were given the chance to share the stage and rub shoulders with seasoned industry professionals.
It’s an experience they will never forget.
We should be proud that our city continues to offer new opportunities and experiences for all ages.
And recasting Mount Panorama as the home of a music festival adds a new string to our city’s bow.
The people of Bathurst have long known that this city has much more to offer than simply motorsport. The rest of NSW and Australia are now starting to catch on as well.