BATHURST'S inaugural Festival of Bells this weekend will be streamed live to the world on YouTube.
Bathurst-based equipment hire firm JD Events has worked out the technical details of live-streaming the three-day event that will celebrate the city's War Memorial Carillon.
The first evening of the festival, on Friday, will recognise the carillon's importance as a war memorial before Saturday and Sunday are crammed with musical performances from carillonists from across the state, along with local musicians and school ensembles.
Convenor Stuart Pearson said live-streaming the festival was an exciting development.
"Thanks to the incredible electronic wizardry of JD Events, their boffins have successfully worked out how the festival can go live to the world," Mr Pearson said.
"This is believed to be a first for Bathurst and the Central West of NSW.
"If you have family or friends in Toronto, Turin, Tokyo or Toulouse, tell them to look for you in the crowd.
"Why not bring a placard to make it easier for them to identify you."
The YouTube sites for the live-streaming of the Festival of Bells are:
- Friday session (5pm-6.30pm): https://youtu.be/H-4ba2k7WDc.
- Saturday session (1.30pm-6pm): https://youtu.be/MLCtTQTbiSI.
- Sunday session (noon-4pm): https://youtu.be/9DXC-lyHsk4.
Viewers can also log go to the live stream page of the JD Events website at https://www.jdevents.com.au/live-streams.
The Festival of Bells, proudly partnered by Rotary, is the finale to Heritage Week in Bathurst and is part of the region's Autumn Colours program.
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