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Music festival will not put the bite on wallets

Music festival will not put the bite on wallets

What: Dogbite 2000

MAITLAND'S premier youth music event DOGBITE 2000 will have more bark than previous years, according to the event's co-ordinator TONY HEADS. But families will not be bitten too hard on the hip pocket, with tickets on sale for $22.50 plus booking fee from SOUNDWORLD outlets and the Maitland Visitors Centre.

'The council's made a commitment to the youth of Maitland,' Mr Heads said.

'For the last couple of years attendance has not been as high as expected, so this year we've tried to appeal to a youth and young adult audience, with more accessible venues.'

For this year's festival on Saturday, October 14, organisers strived to cater to families and the broader community, and so in addition to rock'n'roll, acoustic music will be provided at the Town Hall from 4pm until 7pm.

An electronic music contingent is also planned for a venue to be confirmed nearby, from 9pm until 1am, the 'doof' party catering for those not enticed by the rock'n'roll offerings.

After 11pm Maitland Cinema will offer 'art house' cinema until the small hours of the morning.

The $22.50 ticket price includes access to all venues, except for cinemas which is $7.70.

Access to acoustic and doof venues are available at the cost of $5 a head.

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