No Noise For Festival Fans

.    It was a disappointing weekend for Townville’s Full Noise fans after the festival, planned for the October long weekend, was cancelled in July.

By Paula Willis

FESTIVAL FEVER: The iconic Full Noise bus wasn’t around town this year

Full Noise founders Mark and Karl Vass had to pull the plug on the event in May after their plan to attract international artists fell through.

“We were working with another touring company to bring some international acts, and we had to launch by the start of July, so it was a timing thing,” Mark Vass said.

Despite having homegrown acts already lined up, the Vass brothers said they didn’t want to continue the event without some new talent to excite the audience.

“We couldnt get the quality acts that the Full Noise punters deserve,” Mark Vass said.

JCU student Zinzan Clements said he wished Groovin the Moo wasn’t the only big festival held in Townsville this year.

The self-proclaimed festival fanatic supported Full noise for the last three years and said he was looking forward to the festival all year.

“It’s a shame Full Noise was put off this year because it’s one of those awesome events where everyone ditches work for the weekend to have a good time with their mates,” he said.

Last year’s festival featured freestyle motocross and the Full Noise ‘bridge split’ – a walkway that allowed partygoers to carry their drinks across to other stages.

Mr Vass said next year’s festival at the new venue, Ried Park, will have more packed into the day.

ORGANISERS: Mark Vass (right) with the Full Noise crew

“We like to make it more than a stage on the grass, but we still need people to give us feedback and ideas on our website,” he said.

“I love seeing the joy on everyone’s faces when they are out there.”

“The feeling of satisfaction when you see how much everyone loves it is the highlight of the whole thing. It makes you forget all the hard work you’ve done.”