One hot night 2018 – Bigger and Better!

Only in its second year, Busby Marou’s ONE HOT NIGHT festival to be held on the 29th December has received $10,000 from the latest round of the Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), funded by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).

One of only 20 events financially supported in this latest round of funding state-wide, this fantastic festival has been acknowledged as having strong growth potential in terms of audience or participation numbers, positive profile of host communities and delivery of economic benefits for the Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast region!

Capricorn Enterprise assisted Busby Marou Management in ensuring their application was the best it could be, and is thrilled with the result.

Capricorn Enterprise chief executive Mary Carroll said “Thomas and Jeremy are such fantastic ambassadors for our region, always mentioning Rocky, Yeppoon and Great Keppel Island at every single concert and media interview.   Last year’s inaugural One Hot Night festival significantly impacted our visitor numbers to the Rocky region in an otherwise lower tourism time for the city, even though the Coast is traditionally busier in the summer holiday period.“

“We have worked closely with the lads for a number of years now, including their involvement in the TEQ Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next campaign launched at GC2018, and this is yet another highlight in our successful working partnership.”

“We are so very proud of our local heroes, who are a couple of really great guys” she said.

Read the TEQ Events funding to boost tourism across Queensland story here.

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