Statement from the Town of Port Hedland

Published on Wednesday, 24 August 2022 at 1:50:54 PM

You may have noticed some recent media coverage about the Town 'scrapping' the North West Music Festival. Although the Festival isn't happening this year, no decisions have been made by the Town as to whether the Festival will be held again in the future.
Going into 2022, there was still a substantial amount of uncertainty around the ability to put on large events. With that in mind, the Town opted to develop a different type of event that was considered more feasible in the COVID-19 environment, and also attracted a broader, community-based market.
We are proud that the Hedland Food Festival presented by the Town and BHP is free for people to attend and is based in South Hedland. There has been substantial interest in this event and it is shaping up to be a fantastic addition to the Town’s events calendar.
There is every intention to ensure a music event is included within the Town's events calendar in 2023 and beyond. Whether this is a North West Festival style of event, or an adapted offering, is yet be determined.
We'd like to thank the community for their ongoing support for our community events.
Click here to learn more about the Hedland Food Festival, we look forward to seeing your there:  https://www.porthedland.wa.gov.au/our-community/events/hedland-food-festival.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3GceiU6ft-MoYfsaAsBV-vit1o69Axfem9kqZ_jAlO2AnZTHw2gb1OyBM 
For media information:

Town of Port Hedland, PR and Communications Team

Email: media@porthedland.wa.gov.au

Phone: 08 9158 9300

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