AS INLAND Sea of Sound comes to a close for another year, organisers and patrons have labelled the event a roaring success.
Some big names featured across the six day festival including Kate Ceberano, C.W.Stoneking and Sub-Tribe, all of who were well supported by local acts such as Smith & Jones, Andy Nelson and The Mirandas.
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC) manager, Stephen Champion, said he was ecstatic about how successful the festival had been.
"I can't tell you how happy I am, it has been an amazing week of events," he said.
"I can't think of a thing that went wrong, although the weather was a bit dicey on Saturday, but the shows went off without a hitch.
"The feedback about both the artists and the venues has simply been fantastic."
Overall ticket sales for the Inland Sea of Sound were just over 1400, with Kate Cebebrano the most popular act followed closely by Saturday nights offering of C.W.Stoneking and Mo'Ju.
Children's show, The Beanies, was also strongly supported in what was a family-friendly festival.
Stephen said the change of venue from Mt Panorama to the BMEC and Bathurst CBD was well received by everyone involved.
"The BMEC is used to hosting these kind of events but the outdoor venue at the rear of the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum was an absolute winner," he said.
"With the stage set-up and the lighting it really created a great atmosphere and the sound balance worked out better than we could have imagined.
"From the gorgeous old buildings lit up to the talented musicians, people that got to see it and experience it, thought that is was just amazing."
Complete with new venues, the festival was such a success, Stephen said he was expecting to retain a similar format for the 2022 version of Inland Sea of Sound.
"We love it at Wahluu-Mt Panorama but the intimacy of the smaller venues really went well and suited our artists," he said.
"While six events across four venues is a lot of work, and I can't thank staff enough, it was well worth it because it was such an overall success.
"We had a great mix of venues, a great mix of artists and really hope that the community will continue to support and embrace Inland Sea of Sound because it is a fantastic festival, and we need that support to continue bringing such a diverse range of acts to Bathurst."
Visitors and locals alike will no doubt be looking forward to the 2022 Inland Sea of Sound and hopefully the return of dancing to the popular festival.
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