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    LOCAL FLAVOUR: Ella Hooper and Killing Heidi were a popular act in Apex Park last year for A Hitch To The Sticks festival.

    ROCK will replace jazz in Wangaratta over the Melbourne Cup long weekend, after council this week backed a home grown music festival to fill the void of the absent Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.

    Rural City of Wangaratta councillors met Monday night and endorsed a recommendation from a panel – consisting of councillors, staff and industry experts – to support A Hitch To The Sticks (AHTTS) musc festival over two other short-listed applicants.

    AHTTS’s win will see it receive $60,000 in council funding (ex GST) in the first year, with an option of $40,000 (ex GST) for a possible second year, based on performance measures being met.

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