Tathra’s Eternity Festival hailed a success, there are hopes to hold larger festival next year | Bega District News

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Tathra’s Eternity Festival drew hundreds of people and successfully raised enough money to buy new solar panels. Sunday’s event saw a crowd of about 350 people pass through the gates to enjoy an afternoon of music – although the rain did start during the last band’s set. “It went really well, we were really happy with how it went considering it was the first time many of us had organised a music festival!” Clean Energy for Eternity founder Matthew Nott said. READ ALSO: Eternity Festival sells out, will become annual fundraiser to give Tathra 100% renewable energy Dr Nott said the festival raised enough funds to add an extra 5kilowatts of solar panels to the roof of Lawrence Park’s club house in Tathra. Also, the money raised means the organiers are well on their way to having enough to purchase solar panels for the Rocky Hall NSW Rural Fire Service’s fire shed – Dr Nott said any more donations to the cause were very welcome. Last week, Dr Nott said he wanted the Eternity Festival to become a much larger, annual event to raise the money to supply Tathra with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. On Monday, he said once the dust settles the organisers would meet up and discuss the next event. “I think we all rated this festival as a success and the general feel was we should do it again,” he said. READ ALSO: Gourmet Coast Food Trail plans to showcase region’s incredible produce “Without COVID restrictions and the need for checking in and COVID marshals, that would take a huge pressure off the organisers and allow us to get more people through the door. “If we can turn it into a festival that attracts thousands of people, that becomes a way to get us towards a target of 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030 for Tathra.” He said Tathra’s AFL and cricket clubs put a “heroic effort” into the event, saying “it was really an amazing amount of work that the clubs put into it”.

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