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With less than a month to go until the Dungog Festival, organisers have announced their commitment to donate a share of all ticket sales to victims of the floods that hit Dungog earlier this year.

Dungog Festival Managing Director and local publican, Tracy Norman said, “We are proud to announce that a portion of all Festival ticket sales will go towards the Dungog flood relief. It’s been a rough year but we’re hoping the Festival will give locals a renewed feeling of accomplishment and provide the opportunity to get together and celebrate everything special about this resilient and inspiring town.”

Returning from 22 – 25 October, the Dungog Festival will showcase the revived spirits of the community with a futuristic arts program including everything from portable cinema to the latest sounds from Paul Mac and Ngaiire.

The streets will be thriving throughout the days and nights with a program of buskers from across the shire playing original music on street corners and steps of iconic town buildings. Music lovers can also catch a range of ticketed events around town, including the Starry Night Concert at Dungog Showground, The Pigs at The Settlers Arms and the Late and Live Cabaret Club at the RSL.

Part of this year’s program focuses on the history and community of Dungog, giving festival-goers the chance to learn about the town’s heritage. Dungog TV, screening each night of the festival, will see screens scattered around the main streets Dungog, offering an insider’s view into the quirky town through original documentaries, animations and stories.

Visitors can continue the unique night of video artistry and storytelling by following the Projector Bike tour around town. Part bike tour, part outdoor cinema experience, the Projector Bike will make its way around the streets of town and project short films onto the iconic buildings of Dungog.

Film enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with a full program of features, documentaries and short films screening over the weekend at the famous James Theatre and RSL.

To top it all off, a Long Lazy Lunch held at a secret location on Sunday, 25 October, will give crowds the chance to relax with a wine, delicious local food and good company overlooking Dungog’s stunning heritage surrounds.

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres said, “The NSW Government is proud to support the Dungog Festival through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. I congratulate the Festival for rallying to give something back to those affected by the floods. It truly is a testament to the resilience and community spirit of this wonderful town and I encourage everyone to show their support and book their tickets to attend the fantastic Dungog Festival.”

Tickets and accommodation can be purchased at www.dungogfestival.com.au

The Dungog Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

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