Help create and organise next year’s inaugural Way Out West festival.

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Living in Orange and keen on doing a little event management? Jump on board for Orange’s WOW festival. Submit your EOI before Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Orange City Council is calling on members of the community to put their hand up to help create and organise next year’s inaugural Way out West festival. Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said the festival, supporting the LGBTIQ community, may be run similar to events held in Victoria, which attracted up to 25,000 visitors.

“Orange is a wonderful, multicultural, supportive city to live in and I want to showcase that to the rest of Australia”

“Our festivals attract people with disposable income to spend at local shops, cafes, restaurants and ideally, give them a taste of this beautiful city, which will encourage them to keep coming back.” Cr Kidd said.

It is planned that the WOW Festival would be held in 2020 and would be a multi-day event, which could include a multi venue food and wine trail, similar to Forage in FOOD Week, a dance party or a gala dinner.

“But the possibilities are endless and the final plan is up to you,” Cr Kidd said.

“We want this to be an event put on by the community, for the community.

“That’s why we’ve opened up expressions of interest for people who want to be involved in the management committee.”

The role of the management committee will be to advise Council on the timing and content of the WOW Festival, work in conjunction with Council staff to establish and seek sponsorship for the festival, and coordinate with local businesses for their involvement in the event.

An expression of interest is an informal process and can be made by email to by Wednesday 10 April 2019.

Positions on the committee will be limited. Please include any experience or qualification that would apply to the role as a committee person. The more diverse the experience and qualifications, the more likely the expression of interest will be successful.

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