Stage set for tomorrow’s Thurston Food & Music Festival
July 19, 2019 4:15 pm
This year’s Thurston Food and Music Festival aims to promote and support the future of the local music industry.
Event Coordinator Ellana Kalounisiga says over ten musicians will be showcasing their talent to the public in Suva tomorrow.
Organized by Knox Entertainment in partnership with Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s Gold FM – Fijians can expect 10 hours of live music starting from midday.
“We had over 30 applications and we only had eleven spaces to fill. So we run through according to what the bands can bring to the event and the newer ones that need exposure so this year – we’re running the children from Dave Steven’s Pacific Groove music school. That’s three young boys – this is their first time on stage so we’re really big on trying to promote the future of the entertainment industry in Fiji not just what’s currently happening now.
Kalounisiga says it’s exciting to see the event come together after months of hard work and preparation.
Gold FM Programme Director, Karalaini Koroi is urging Fijians to be part of the event.
“Since the beginning, we’ve seen it grow – grow in terms of people attending, ticket sales and the artist line up as well with a lot of interest going towards the entertainment. Which is basically what draws people to the Thurston festival.”
A lot more people are expected to attend the annual festival this year.
Final preparations are underway for the much-awaited family event, and tickets are selling fast.
The event will start at 12 midday until 10 pm.