Ben Franklin Gives Beach Sounds A Boost

Beach Sounds Music Festival is on again this year. On Saturday night 14 July right here in Lennox Head, the all-ages, no-alcohol event will be held to coincide with the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open surf comp.

The Fest is the creation of 17-year-old Lennox local Ben Luke of Lennox Groove. His co-promoters are the members of Lennox band ‘WHARVES’.

It’s a big job organising this kind of event, and upfront financial outlays are significant for a young start-up business like Ben’s. So, it’s lucky that when he reached out to National Party Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin for some help, he got it.

This morning the pair met outside major sponsor Anchor Chief in Lennox Head to exchange a cheque for $2500 and discuss the upcoming event.

According to Ben Luke and his father Nathan, the aim of the Beach Sounds event, and indeed the umbrella for the entire Lennox Groove business, is to create a unique and recognised Lennox music scene. And, as Ben Franklin noted, not only does it promote local music, but it attracts bigger name bands to town.

This year Beach Sounds will feature 13 young local and interstate Aussie bands. It will be held at the Lennox Head Community Centre from approximately 3pm to 10:30pm. A “Music/Surf/Skate/Art Fair” will be open to the public along with food/drink and band merch and albums on sale. Tickets to see the bands are only $20 on line now, or $25 on the door on the night (if not sold out before).

According to Ben Luke, ‘This line-up includes some of Australia’s best up and coming indie and punk bands. All the bands are absolutely killing it on the scene, getting rave reviews, radio play and drawing great crowds.’

Get all the extra details about the event at Lennox Groove Facebook. Tickets are available on online at Eventbrite (just search “Beach Sounds Fest Eventbrite”)

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