Culburra welcomes over 8000 for Burradise Festival

The Burradise Festival organising committee and volunteer community are celebrating after more than 8000 festival goers attended the three day event of live music, food, markets, art, fashion and family fun on the weekend.

HEARTFELT: Local musician and Young Coastie participant RJ Ferry debuted his original song, Angie, dedicated to his late mother, on Sunday at the Young Coastie concert.

HEARTFELT: Local musician and Young Coastie participant RJ Ferry debuted his original song, Angie, dedicated to his late mother, on Sunday at the Young Coastie concert.

“The weather, the vibe and the range of events provided the festival-goers with so many options for guests to enjoy shopping, experience multicultural foods, check out the Surf Bash tournament and get some dancing going with our awesome line up of live South Coast music,” said both Monica Willis and Alex McNeilly, Co-chairs of the committee.  

TOP ROCK: El Grande had the crowd jumping on the Friday night.

TOP ROCK: El Grande had the crowd jumping on the Friday night.

“Friday and Saturday nights’ shows were incredible. Great people enjoying outstanding live music in the festival hub with performances by 19 Twenty, Dos Enos and The Strides,” said committee-member Damion Sterling.

“Kids and families enjoyed some fun over the entire weekend including paper making, kite making, circus fun and more, families from as far as Canberra and Central Coast made their way here for the weekend, so many out-of-towners were so appreciative of all the free activities on offer,” said committee member Karyn Knowles.

HIGH NOTE: After months of creative hard work, the Young Coasties album was launched on Sunday.

HIGH NOTE: After months of creative hard work, the Young Coasties album was launched on Sunday.

 “A big Burradise thanks goes out to every single volunteer, supporter and sponsor for helping us to bring the Burradise Festival to life, bringing smiles and good times to thousands of people is never easy but together the festival was a tremendous success on so many levels,” the organising committee said.

GNARLY: The Culburra Beach Surf Bash was a popular addition to the event line-up.

GNARLY: The Culburra Beach Surf Bash was a popular addition to the event line-up.

“The Young Coasties original song writers and performers gave the crowd a spectacular show on Sunday with a perfect beach ocean backdrop. We have so much talent in the Shoalhaven and it was great to give so many the opportunity to showcase their original music,” McNeilly said.

BRIGHT FUTURE: Musician and Young Coastie Project participant Chloe Dadd.

BRIGHT FUTURE: Musician and Young Coastie Project participant Chloe Dadd.

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Performer Luci Blue with mentor Sivan Mayhew.

Performer Luci Blue with mentor Sivan Mayhew.