Bold new world for Myrtleford Festival

A BRAVE and ambitious plan to revamp the Myrtleford Festival will be unveiled at a public forum tomorrow night.

The viability of the longest running festival in the Alpine Shire was this year challenged by the rise in popularity of the Brighter Days Music festival on the Labor Day weekend.

It resulted in acrimonious and parochial posts on several social media sites.

Festival organisers are tight lipped on the changes but North East Media understands some of the traditional events may be shifted around on the weekend to complement the Bright event.

President Chris Walkear admits things have to change.

“Our aim of holding a public forum is to gauge the interest of the community, get its feedback and hopefully get people interested in making this happen,” he said.

“That can’t happen if people don’t turn up.

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