BUMPER FESTIVAL: Preparations are well under way for next year’s Jumpers and Jazz.
BUMPER FESTIVAL: Preparations are well under way for next year’s Jumpers and Jazz. Leanne Ryan

Organisers spin bumper Jumpers and Jazz for 2016

JUMPERS and Jazz organisers have thrown themselves into preparations for next year's festival, spurred on by encouraging results from a Tourism Queensland review.

The independent review of this year's festival found 35,000 people attended.

In a surprise result, the review determined the largest demographic at the festival was people aged 30-59, who made up 72 per cent of attendees.

Jumpers and Jazz advisory team chairman Rob Hamilton said the review found the festival rated high to very high among those surveyed.

Mr Hamilton said estimates of 2347 overnight stays by visitors alone would have generated more than $750,000 for the Warwick economy.

Since a community meeting about the festival in October, community groups have jumped into action.

Mr Hamilton said there were a number of working parties well under way for the festival in 2016.

"It is anticipated that the initial flyer will be out in February 2016, with full program details being sorted out in early 2016," he said.

"We already have bus companies booking for tours for next year's Jumpers and Jazz with accommodation and restaurants fully booked on some nights."

Destination Southern Downs marketing manager Izelle Barnard said she was encouraged by the community support for the event.

"Every little thing you've come to love about Jumpers and Jazz has been picked up by a community group," she said.

"There's nothing that's a panic or a red light for us."

Next year's Jumpers and Jazz festival will run from July 21-31.



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