This year’s Tide Festival on the bay islands will be concentrated on one performance with The Festival of Small Halls performing at Russell Island from 6.30pm on September 28.
The Small Halls festival comes after two successful shows on the Bay Islands in 2022.
The festival provides an opportunity to access international and nationally recognised musical acts, as well as showcase local talent.
This performance features Canadian folk troubadour Shane Pendergast, and cellist/singer/songwriter Monique Clare.
Festival coordinator Jeremy Staples said the Tide Festival, at least for now, was being scaled back and Low Tide was a way to “tread more gently”.
“The team was delighted and impressed by the community response to calls for expressions of interest,” he said.
“However, the tiny group of busy volunteers is now more aware than ever of the need to find a workable balance for this year’s commitments.
“Despite shared enthusiasm for presenting this fantastic cultural event right here in our own community, the enormous boots on the ground demands would, at least for now, stretch the capacity of the team beyond its limits.”
That said, Jeremy said he was hopeful the festival would resurge over coming years.
“Looking ahead, the aim is for Tide to be a sustainable festival – one that looks after its people and feeds its community as an exciting, strong and viable event, year on year,” he said.
“By taking time to slow down and refresh, the Tide team is making space to focus on bringing another unforgettable Tide Festival to our islands in 2024.”
Book on smallhalls.iwannaticket.com.au.