Thousands revel in WoW Fest success!

Published: Friday, 27 April 2018 at 9:43:46 AM

It was a weekend that Geraldton won’t forget! The inaugural Wind on Water Festival saw thousands flock to the Geraldton Foreshore for two-days of jam packed fun and entertainment.

A full program of events over Saturday and Sunday included everything from giant kites, the crowd-favourite String Symphony, sunset entertainment, an epic sand sculpture, community art, extreme watersports, local performers, a kids hub, sailing and an epic concert on Sunday night featuring local band Songbird along with San Cisco and The Veronicas.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the community was buzzing.

“What an event! Thousands of people packed our amazing Foreshore for Geraldton’s biggest 2018 event,” he said.

“Myself along with the whole community are absolutely blown away with the success of the first ever Wind on Water Festival.

“We had around 10,000 people grace our Foreshore over the weekend and over 2,500 attend the WoW Fest Concert.

“A big thank you goes out to our sponsors, amazing stall holders and all the community members who attended and made the event a huge success.

“Bring on next year,” Mayor Van Styn added.

The WoW Fest Concert culminated the weekend of events ending with a bang, literally, as Fireworks filled the sky as Aussie pop-duo The Veronicas closed the show.

RedFM came on board to sponsor the Concert and Mitchell & Brown Retravision and Sealy Posturepedic sponsored the Fireworks component.

Other sponsorship included the Geraldton Guardian presenting Sunset Entertainment by Euphorium Creative, Mid West Ports Authority presenting the String Symphony, Northgate Shopping Centre supporting the Local Performer’s Stage and Sun City Solar sponsoring Tim Darby’s Giant Sand Sculpture.

 WoW Fest was jointly funded by the Australian Government's Building Better Regions Fund and the City of Greater Geraldton.

Photos from the event can be found on the City’s Facebook page.

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