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Hefty budget for event

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, May 02, 2014

ORGANISING a big event such as the International Jazz & Blues Festival comes with a hefty budget and 44 partnering sponsors have stepped in to assist in making this year's event an unforgettable one for music lovers.

International Jazz & Blues Festival director Billy Te Kahika said they had noticed the cost of hosting the event in Suva was more expensive compared with Denarau.

"We have had a big logistical barrier to overcome in getting artists to Suva, especially since they have to fly from Nadi to here," Mr Te Kahika said.

"A highlight for the festival this year is having the legendary Renee Geyer being part of the show. She is a major star throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

"This has been a right and good step up in the last couple of years and there are a few that are first time musicians, especially in Fiji, and that is a positive step to the festival."

He said the new addition from Fiji would be Akuila Qumi and other local artists such as Tom Mawi and Déjà vu.

It has also been confirmed a percentage of ticket sales would be given to local charity, the Hilton Foundation.








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