Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge reaches new heights in 2022 | The phoenix of the summits

The iconic hot air balloon festival runs from April 2-10, 2022 with exciting inclusions guaranteed to draw crowds.

The much-loved community event, including the Street Parade and The Cabonne Community Glow, will be held on April 9, 2022, and thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Events Accelerator Fund, this year will also see an extra night of entertainment and a new signature event.

The Enliven Music Festival will be held on April 2, 2022 and will feature two of Australia’s highest rated award-winning artists, Jon Stevens, with the INXS Collection and Noiseworks and Eskimo Joe, sharing the stage with country rock and up-and-comer, James Johnston, with The Robbie Mortimer Band and Clancy Pye. Phat Brass, a new funk-pop style marching band, rounds out the lineup for this highly anticipated event.

New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister Paul Toole said the Canowindra International Balloon Challenge is building on the success of its 2021 event to host an expanded festival in 2022. day and event Cabonne Community Balloon Glow, with market stalls, live music and a special choreographed balloon show.

“Supporting big budget events like this in the NSW region is what gets our economy going and reviving, and I can’t wait to see the benefits this festival will bring to communities not just in the mid-west , but in the whole area.”

Mr Toole said the economic benefits of the Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge cannot be underestimated. “In 2021, this festival attracted almost 8,000 people, which is a major achievement for a small town of 2,000 inhabitants. Hosting events like this encourages visitors to stay and spend at local shops, bars and restaurants. »

Supagas Canowindra International Balloon Challenge Chairman Andrew Pull said the funding will allow the festival to continue to welcome thousands of participants and encourage visitors to stay an extra night by helping to expand the event’s schedule. “Funding from the Regional Events Accelerator Fund helped us secure an extra evening of entertainment, with multi-artist programming including top hits,” said Andrew.