A group of Timaru musicians have banded together to create a festival to promote the diversity of music in the area.
The Rosebrook Music Festival will be held over two days at the end of January, with all profits going to a charity.
One of the organisers, Greg Hussey, said the festival was to promote two elements; to give new musicians the chance to perform, and established alternative musicians the opportunity to perform to a large crowd.
"We have a depth of alternative music in the region that is not often heard at the big gigs because it's not mainstream, but the musicians are fantastic."
He said the festival is generating a lot of excitement in the local music community, as it was something that had never been done in Timaru.
It will feature a range of music, over two days, from family-friendly tunes to hard rock, and will have two separate camping grounds adjoining it.
"We will have one ground for the families and another for those that want to revel through the night. It really is something for everyone," Mr Hussey said.
- The Timaru Herald