As far as music festivals go, Lakeside Festival will never attract tens of thousands of fans.
But, that hasn't stopped the organisers attracting some of the country's top recording artists.
And besides Lakeside never planned to go big; with an absolute maximum of 1500 concert-goers.
The organisers' agenda is more an intimate, boutique-type affair, giving both concert-goers and entertainers a personal connection.
"It is all about local; it is about having a catch-up, much like at the pub," volunteer committee member Steve Atkins said.
Held at John Wright Park, Tuncurry Lakeside began back in July 2012 primarily to fill the gap left by the now defunct Forster Tuncurry Oyster Festival.
"We were looking for an event that the area could call their own; to showcase what we have," volunteer co-organiser, Katerina Dobbie said.
"The area has a massive amount of musical talent and didn't have anywhere to showcase that talent," she said.
Music has been the mainstay of the festival giving many young, local bands the opportunity to showcase their acts in front of a large audience, many for the first time.
"We've had a lot of bands go on to bigger things.
"It really is a grassroots festival."
Sharing the stage with these breakthrough artists are nationally know and international touring entertainers.
Steve said it was never an easy job creating a music line-up that reflected the region's eclectic mix.
The area has a massive amount of musical talent and didn't have anywhere to showcase that talent.Katerina Dobbie
"The committee has shuffled through lists of applications, attended gigs, festivals and made note of fantastic bands/artists from all over Australia.
Conscious of traditional concert costs, and at the same time keen to attract as many people as possible, the committee has kept tickets to just $25.
"Or $5 a band," Katerina said.
"We are not-for-profit."
But, indirectly that $25 ticket price injects about $2 million into the local economy.
The committee also consciously holds the annual event at what it described as the start of the tourism calendar year to attract a greater number of people.
Visitors, who generally stick around for the weekend, and sometimes longer, journey from Newcastle, Armidale, Tamworth, the Central Coast, Sydney, and up and down the Mid North Coast.
This year's concert will be held on November 2 opening with local legends, The Big Fins, and then back by popular demand will be The Swamp Stompers.
One of the country's most enduring and unique bands, Floyd Vincent and the Temple Dogs will follow a couple of hours later, before high energy feel good, folk rock band, The Round Mountain Girls steps up on stage.
Headline act this year is Aussie music legends GANGgajang, renowned for their single Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia) which made them a part of Australia's cultural fabric for more than 30 years.
Joining the entertainers will be a mix of local producers who will feed and quench the crowd.
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