North Okanagan usic festival gets nod

Whomp Music and Arts Festival runs July 14 and 15 at a site on Eight Mile Road near Echo Lake...

A fledging music festival will be able to make some noise.

The Regional District of North Okanagan has given the Whomp Music and Arts Festival permission for an outdoor public address system at a site on Eight Mile Road near Echo Lake.

“There’s nobody living there,” said director Eugene Foisy of the potential noise impact. “The closest house is one kilometre away.”

The address system can be used from noon July 14 to noon July 15.

It’s anticipated the event will attract 400 to 500 people.