The scaled-back version of the Port Fairy Folk Festival this weekend has been hailed a success, but audiences have shown they are keen for the event to return bigger and better next year.
A festival spokesperson said that while they couldn't put on a major festival this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, there had been a lot of support from Port Fairy and beyond.
"It's been really beautiful seeing so many people enjoying live music in Port Fairy again," she said.
The major festival is planning for a return to normal next year with subscriber tickets that went on sale Monday for the 2022 event being snapped up in three days.
With thousands of subscriber tickets now sold, early bird sales for next year's event were now available to the public.
"It's really showing there is such a thirst for live music in Port Fairy," the spokesperson said.
"We really are the music capital of Victoria."
The spokesperson said that the festival was the one thing that brought people together every year. "It's a real calendar moment," she said.
"Port Fairy is packed this weekend. Everyone is just so happy to be here.
"Nice to see the businesses thriving and the community just enjoying it.
"At the heart of the festival is really our community."
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