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Inland Sea Of Sound Launch

MEDIA ALERT 16 September 2016

What: Inland Sea Of Sound Media Launch

Where: Reid-Sulman Park, Mount Panorama - Wahluu
When: 11am, Monday 19 September

Inland Sea of Sound, Bathurst’s boutique music festival returns on 4 and 5 November 2016 with a new location and a stellar line up of artists.

Mayor of Bathurst Cr Gary Rush said the festival this year moves to Reid-Sulman Park at Mount Panorama-Wahluu with the iconic location providing a perfect backdrop for the two day event.

“We have signed Kate Miller-Heidke and the Black Sorrows with Vika and Linda Bull as our headline artists and both these acts are sure to attract music fans from across the region. Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen, Tullara Connors, Street Warriors will take to the stage at the November event. Victor Valdes who was a highlight at last year’s festival has confirmed he will be back again this year.

“The program will also feature local performers including Smith & Jones, The Orient Royal Mail Band, Matt Boylan-Smith and band and the Chloe and Jason Roweth Band.

“Local emerging artists selected through the Local Emerging Artist Program (LEAP) also get a chance to take to the festival stage and the audition process for these talented youngsters is currently underway.

“Along with the new location, the festival will showcase local food and wine, feature artisan markets and a new attraction, the free Eat-Play-Craft area that will offer arts and crafts workshops and activities for children,” Cr Rush said.

Tickets for Inland Sea of Sound are now on sale at

More information: Therese Ryan Media & Communication Officer P: 02 6333 6202
M: 0437 958 478 F: 02 6331 7211 E:

Rail Museum carriage arrives in Bathurst

MEDIA ALERT 12 September 2016

What: Site inspection of Carriage CBA 547, a foundation acquisition for Bathurst’s Rail Museum
Where: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre
When: 12noon, Tuesday 13 September

Bathurst Regional Council has purchased Carriage CBA547 as part of its plans to develop the new Bathurst Rail Museum in the city and it has now arrived in Bathurst.

Mayor of Bathurst Cr Gary Rush said the train carriage, which started its life in 1905 as a passenger carriage of the Sydney suburban network, would be the public face of the museum in coming months following its installation in its temporary home next to the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.

“While Council continues to progress plans for the development of the Bathurst Rail Museum at the historic Railway Institute in Havannah Street, the carriage will be located at the Visitor Information Centre.

“It will help raise awareness of the Rail Museum project which will be home to the model train layout of the Bathurst to Lithgow line, gifted by Siobhan Hennessey in 2015 to Council through to the Cultural Gifts Program. The Museum will also house a mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions that tell the story of the development of rail in Bathurst and inland NSW.

“I know there are many in this community who are eagerly awaiting the development of the Museum and a key part of the project will be to capture oral histories from people who have stories to tell about their involvement with rail in the region. This work will take place from the carriage in coming months,” Cr Rush said.

To keep up to date with project news on the Bathurst Rail Museum go to and register your interest in the project.

More information: Therese Ryan Media & Communication Officer P: 02 6333 6202
M: 0437 958 478 F: 02 6331 7211 E: