THE Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus 2013 had their final weekend roadshow outside Tappoo City yesterday with more than 150 applicants applying to take part in the mother of all festivals.
"We are happy to see that a lot of aspiring talents have come forward and showed their interest to take part in the Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus 2013," Chairperson for program entertainment road show and float committee Puamau Bogiono said.
"We have started our roadshow early this year so that we have time to organise bigger and better entertainment.
"Everyday I get calls from overseas asking me about the Hibiscus Festival so that they can arrange their leave from work and join the festival.
"There has also been a lot of interest shown from international artists willing to come and perform for the Hibiscus Festival.
"We have to live up to their expectations and maintain our standard.
"We will have another roadshow next Thursday at the Fiji National University's Nasinu campus."
The committee is calling for more young people.
"We are encouraging young people to come forward and make use of this once in a lifetime opportunity."
Mr Bogiono said with government and corporate support there would definitely be a bigger and better festival this year.
Hibiscus Event Group chairman Hirdesh Prasad said this was the best platform in the South Pacific.
"We are urging the young people to come out of their homes and take part in the contest,"he said.