Fat As Butter May Expand To Camping Festival In 2013, Sets Date For October?

Newcastle’s favourite festival, Fat As Butter, has apparently set its 2013 date for Saturday, 19th October after applying for a permit to become a camping festival, hoping to offer punters the chance to set up shop for the weekend in Stockton.

The Newcastle Herald reports that promoters Mothership Music have put in an application to Newcastle City Council to make a temporary 1,500-person campsite to run from 18th-20th October, which would include licensed areas, a fun fair and a spit roast buffet, as well as a free ferry service to get punters to and from the festival. The camping set-up would pull in an estimated $120,000 – $145,000 in extra business for the local community and would be an 18+ only affair.

The Newcastle City Council website shows 19th October, 2013 as the date of the festival, though Fat As Butter representatives advise that the dates are yet to be confirmed.

Although Mothership had promised to reveal date and ticket details for Fat As Butter yesterday, nothing was forthcoming. A post to their Facebook page said the announcement had been delayed:

“We’ve had some news over the past few days that has stalled today’s pre-announce. Sorry FAB-ers but there will be no announcement today. We realise that there will be some ‘feedback’ for this and that’s cool! But Fat As Butter is still happening this year so stay tuned to our Facebook for all upcoming deets!!”

We’re hoping the “news” is the festival waiting for the go-ahead with their camping plans.

Fat As Butter has had no shortage of drama in recent years, with a legal snafu with rapper Flo Rida still ongoing after his no-show at the 2011 festival. Mr Rida has been ordered to pay FAB $418,000 in damages but has appealed, arguing that the NSW court has no jurisdiction to rule over him because they can’t prove he was in New South Wales at the time the proceedings began.

Music Feeds will keep you updated on all the Fat As Butter 2013 details as they come to hand.

UPDATE: Fat As Butter representatives have contacted us to advise that these dates are yet to be confirmed.

(via Tone Deaf)

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