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Turn Up hits Nambour on October 14
Turn Up hits Nambour on October 14 Christopher Chan

MUSIC lovers take note!

Your chance to catch some of the sharpest music industry minds as well as throw your support behind an exciting live music trial concept in Nambour is nearly here.

The 2015 Turn Up conference will hit the Nambour Civic Centre on October 14, offering attendees the chance to hear from and rub shoulders with music industry experts including Fleetwood Mac manager Dennis Dunstan, Peter Koppes of The Church and plenty more.

Event producer David Dean, owner of Hostile Entertainment, said the show was going to be a great opportunity for local musicians, and another example of the strength of the growing live music scene.

Mr Dean said it was also another opportunity to gather momentum as Nambour pushes for support for a bold, 12-month trial of less-restrictive noise limits, enabling greater live music and louder bands to play within the designated Nambour Hospitality Area.

"It's a really good thing and if it could get up and going we could be the leaders of it and really set the tone for other areas which would be good," Mr Dean said.

"It's a very big step and hopefully the trial might open up the chance for a purpose-built band venue like Solbar, holding 300-500 people, to start in Nambour."

Sunshine Coast Divisional Councillor Greg Rogerson said the push for the trial was well under way, having already gathered council endorsement, with letters to the State Government, Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation and a presentation to the next Council of Mayors meeting all now in the draft stages.

For those looking to help show the support for the live music industry, particularly in Nambour, tickets to the event, which runs from 3pm-9pm, are available at or from the Nambour Civic Centre.

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