On Saturday afternoon I was certainly impressed by the scale of the setup in the Challis St car park in Dickson for the Trinity Block Party.
If you went we’d love to hear what you thought about it. And if you’ve got some photos send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When I saw the setup the first thing that went through my head was “I wonder how they get permission for that?”. It should be noted that the Lexington Music team are masters of getting permission for events lesser men and women wouldn’t dare to dream of. But it seems this one was a bridge too far with organisers sending around the following email on the morning of the event:
- “It is with great regret that due to government pressure, bureaucracy and noise restrictions, this will be the final Block Party we will ever be able to hold in the Trinity Bar car park.
Block Party started in 2007 and was a first of its kind event in Canberra. The previous 2 Block Party events we have raised over $18,000 for charity and we are going to raise as much as we can for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in 2009.
Block Party has been a great event for the Canberra community and planted the seed for us providing Canberra with music festivals. Block Party helped develop the grounding that has seen the birth of Foreshore, Warehouse and the upcoming O in the Park festival.
So get down to Trinity Carpark this Saturday and help us celebrate 3 fantastic Block Parties! And vote with you feet and show the Government that Canberra needs to support these types of events that benefit Canberra youth and Canberra charity!”