Live music is a feature of the free Summer Nights Festivals held in Coffs Harbour City Square.
Live music is a feature of the free Summer Nights Festivals held in Coffs Harbour City Square.

Saturday night's another Summer Night worth enjoying

WITH the first three incarnations proving popular, Saturday night's Summer Night's Festival in Coffs Harbour's city square should be a hit.

Starting at 5pm, local bands Smash Mystery, Julius Chowdhury and The Heartless will be rocking out the CBD on the night.

"This is the fourth instalment of the free Summer Nights Festivals," Becky Cole, manager of local youth radio CHYFM, said.

CHY-FM is coordinating the Festivals with Coffs Harbour City Council.

"They have attracted a great following and we love seeing the community come along and support local live music," Becky added.

"The last event in 2013 saw us gain international media exposure with our dancing Santas world record bid - and interest from the UK music industry in one of our young local bands."

Around 30 people dressed up as Santa and came to the last Festival before Christmas to try and break the world 'most dancing Santas at a Festival' record.

"Unfortunately, 30 dancing Santas wasn't enough to make it an official record, but we're claiming it unofficially," said Jan Rooney from Council's City Centre Marketing.

"We won't be aiming to break records on January 4, but we will have sparklers, bubbles and chocolate on hand.

"Everyone's welcome to come along, kick back and welcome in the New Year."