Sunbury festival 24 - live on Sunbury Radio.

Sunbury ’24 to be broadcast live

With all tickets sold out for this weekend’s Sunbury ’24 music festival, those who can’t attend can hear the show live on the town’s community station Sunbury Radio 99.3fm. The station, run entirely by volunteers, will also stream the event online via its website and other popular streaming platforms.

Andrew Smith, the station’s programme manager and local musician, says he’s been working closely with festival organisers Hume City Council to negotiate the rights, and got the all-clear to broadcast the show late Monday.

“There is so much interest in Sunbury ’24 that we have had calls from across Australia about it,” he says. “We expect people will be listening to the broadcast across Australia and around the world.”

Mr Smith says a team of volunteers will be at the festival site early Saturday morning to link up with the main mixing desk at the show, and establish a link with the station on Jacksons Hill.

Andrew Smith.

“We have done plenty of live broadcasts before,” he said. “But this is a massive event and we are so proud to be able to share it with those who can’t attend.”

Over the years Mr Smith has interviewed many of the musicians who are taking to the stage at the weekend on his weekly Krome Plated Yabby Show.

“It’s going to be a busy day, but a great day,” he says. “We are all so excited to be involved.”

In addition to the music, station volunteers will be interviewing musicians and festival goers in-between the sets.

Sunbury ’24 starts at 1.30pm and will run until 9pm at The Nook, Sunbury, on Saturday 13 April.

Mr Smith also runs a monthly afternoon of live music with the next event scheduled for Sunday 5 May at the Sunbury Social (Football) Club, Riddell Rd (also known as the Clarke Oval).

Deb Sweeney remembers the 1975 festival.