Organisers of a popular Levin music festival want to divert all traffic from the town for next year’s festival.
The annual festival, now in its sixth year, is gaining national recognition and saw multiple acts of all genres playing at various venues throughout the town last weekend.
Event organisers Paul King and his partner Ebony Taylor hope to get Horowhenua District Council to support the idea of closing off the street so a huge stage can be erected.
King says the New Zealand music commission had described the festival as a shining example of a community showcasing their talent and he is optimistic of luring major New Zealand headline acts for next year.
He says he’s astonished at how many people turned out at the weekend, where metal bands and rap artists played alongside barbershop quartets.