Tamworth's Riverside camp grounds checked

WITH just a week left before the 2013 Country Music Festival officially starts, final checks are under way for emergency procedures at the Carter St camping grounds. 

A number of eager festivalgoers have already set up at the grounds and chosen their home for the 10-day festival, but behind the scenes council staff have been preparing everything from fire hydrant checks to an emergency alarm and site evacuation plan. 

Local firefighters have undertaken checks of the fire hydrants throughout the camp grounds over the past few days, in the lead-up to other camping infrastructure rolling in before the grounds officially opens tomorrow.

Last year’s 40th anniversary festival saw increases on demand for campsites in the Riverside grounds from 2011. 

On Friday, January 27, 2012, there were 1235 campers, about 200 more than for the same day in 2011.

Organisers don’t really know what this year will bring in terms of numbers, but it’s hoped they will stay on par with 2012 figures.

A number of eager festivalgoers have already set up at the grounds and chosen their home for the 10-day 

festival, but behind the scenes council staff have been preparing everything from fire hydrant checks to an emergency alarm and site evacuation plan. 

Local firefighters have undertaken checks of the fire hydrants throughout the camp grounds over the past few days, in the lead-up to other camping infrastructure rolling in before the grounds officially opens tomorrow.

Last year’s 40th anniversary festival saw increases on demand for campsites in the Riverside grounds from 2011. 

On Friday, January 27, 2012, there were 1235 campers, about 200 more than for the same day in 2011.

Organisers don’t really know what this year will bring in terms of numbers, but it’s hoped they will stay on par with 2012 figures.

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