TOP DUO: Nick and Sam performing at the Grotto Fest music festival in Marburg on Saturday.
TOP DUO: Nick and Sam performing at the Grotto Fest music festival in Marburg on Saturday. Rob Williams

Record numbers enjoy day of music and fun at Grotto Fest

A RECORD-BREAKING number of tickets were sold for this year's Grotto Fest music festival in Marburg on Saturday.

The not-for-profit festival provided more than 800 music lovers with 12 hours of live blues and roots bands at Jay-Lee Park.

Grotto Fest founder and organiser Larissa Cross said the festival patronage had more than tripled that of the previous year.

"We couldn't ask for a better day," Ms Cross said.

"Everyone has come out and supported the festival and the charity we are donating to."

Plenty of family fun was available with a free jumping castle, water slide, book readings and multiple workshops for younger festival-goers.

Entertainment for adults included fire dancers, circus performers, street acts and unicyclists who performed throughout the day alongside the live musical acts.

The festival featured an impressive line-up of local, interstate and internationally acclaimed artists.

The event's proceeds will be donated to four-year-old Kane Taylor, from Rosewood, who is suffering from neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infancy.

Kane's mother Natasha said she was grateful for the Grotto Fest donation and the support of the local community.



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