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CQUniversity becomes naming rights sponsor through to 2021

22 June 2018

The Village Festival Board in partnership with CQUniversity have announced a four-year sponsorship deal that has seen the University re-affirm its long-established commitment and support for the region’s premier music, arts and cultural celebration.

Announced by CQUniversity’s former Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman with Festival Chair Phil Henry, the deal will see CQUniversity continue as naming rights sponsor for the Village Festival up until the year 2021.

Chair of the CQUniversity Village Festival Board, Phil Henry said “CQUniversity has been involved in supporting the Village Festival for eight years, including the last three as naming rights sponsor”.

“The growing level of financial and in-kind support from the University has been instrumental in underpinning the growth and increasing diversity of the Festival.”

The deal, which involved the signing of a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding, not only provides the framework for the University’s financial support, but also identifies opportunities for University students and staff to participate in the planning and staging of the Festival itself.

“It’s telling that a former CQUniversity student and local performer such as Amanda Hock is one of the featured performers for our cabaret night to open the Festival,” Mr Henry said.

“One of our aims is to help develop local talent and that’s exactly what CQUniversity does too.”

Professor Scott Bowman said the University was determined to ensure the Village Festival continued as a beacon on Queensland’s events calendar, promoting the best of music, arts and culture.

“Yeppoon is an iconic location and deserves to be in the spotlight with such an iconic festival.”

“CQUniversity is growing its reputation for programs in performing arts and visual arts so the Village Festival is an ideal showcase for our students and graduates.”


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