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Rochester mural festival postponed

Organisers have deferred the inaugural mural festival to allow more time to secure sponsorships.

ELAINE COONEY March 28, 2014 4:05am

The date for Rochester’s inaugural mural festival has been pushed from Melbourne Cup weekend to Labour Day weekend in 2015.

Committee 4 Rochester project officer Graeme Robertson said the postponement would allow the group to attract the sponsorship it needed and the event required much organising.

He said the festival needed $30,000 in sponsorship which would include prize money and setting up the mural boards.

He said the 2016 event would require sponsorship on a smaller scale.

The C4R decided the festival would be held at the site of the proposed Moore St redevelopmenton the nature strip at the town’s southern entrance.

Mr Robertson predicted the festival would give the town a huge economic boost.

He said the sister festival in Sheffield, Tasmania, attracted about 8000 people every year and he hoped the event in Rochester would be able to attract a similar crowd.

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