STAR ACT: Lewis from sibling trio Kitty Daisy and Lewis.
STAR ACT: Lewis from sibling trio Kitty Daisy and Lewis. Patrick Gorbunovs

Bluesfest bonanza

SOME of the Bluesfest statistics just released by organisers are truly eye-popping.

An amazing 19,000 coffees were consumed - if calculated in 30ml shots, that's equal to 570 litres of espresso - enough to wire a blue whale.

A further $120,000 was raised during the event for charity; a little more than $1 for each one of the 104,244 total attendances over the event's five days.

One charity boasted 44 orangutan adoptions - the Orangutan Project's largest response at an event ever.

In yet another wildlife high note, organisers reported zero incidents with the resident koala population.

The koalas, which spent their time being monitored by the University of Queensland during the festival, probably stayed in their trees to get a better view.

The festival's new venue, dubbed The Lotus Palace, was also powered by Southern Cross University's solar-powered sound system.

Twenty-eight tonnes of recycling was collected, and waste that couldn't be recycled was taken to Titree Bionergy to be converted into clean energy.

Six thousand tickets to Bluesfest 2014 - the event's 25th anniversary - have already been sold.


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