Floodstock raises over $25,000
A MUSIC festival showcasing some of Ipswich’s best local bands raised more than $25,000 for the Mayor’s Flood Relief charity fund.
More than 500 punters packed out the Squealing Pig car park on Saturday to see a host of Ipswich bands rock out as part of the Floodstock event.
Organiser Donna Smith said the team behind the event was ecstatic with the amount of money raised through the event, from ticket sales, donations and raffles on the day.
She paid tribute to the bands, organising team and the hotel owners for making the event such a runaway success.
“It’s been a huge success in the end. We raised so much money and the feedback has been great from every body,” she said.
“We reached our capacity of 500 and there was still people trying to get it – it was really well supported.
“A lot of businesses supported us as well and it’s just turned out to be an amazing event.”
With such a large crowd, she hoped it would be a catalyst for more local live music events in the future.
“People might think Ipswich didn’t have a music scene and couldn’t pull of an event like this, but I think we’ve proved it can,” she said.
Acts on the day included Mum’s Tennis Friends, 1.1.1, Celebrity Stalkers, Gud Fierce and other bands.
Hitting the stage for a few of the bands during the night was Dave “Bud” Beckett, who said the musicians involved enjoyed the festival experience.
“We don’t get this many local bands together that often,” he said.
“It’s been great. All the bands have got together to support a good cause.”
Ms Smith said a final cash amount was still to be finalised, but the organising team, including Jenny Owens, Sheree Cowan and Katrina Smith expected the figure to be in excess of $25,000.