The festival reached its peak in 2000, when it sold a capacity of 20,000 tickets. However, it was opposed by a group of local residents who campaigned against the festival. When some of their demands, such as turning the music off at midnight, went unheeded, they began taking legal action. This resulted in the festival's inability to obtain a liquor license in 2001. The organizers moved the event to the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds (home of the Big Day Out) the following year, but the event was not successful, drawing a crowd of only 10,000.
In 2002, attempts were made to resurrect the festival in Torquay, and after several legal appeals, a liquor license was granted. The organisers claimed they did not have time to book acts, and plans for any more festivals were cancelled.
OCEANCITY — Demonstrators organized an offshore wind protest at the site where work on the project was scheduled to begin on Tuesday ... A group of activists against offshore wind are blocking work at 35th Street in Ocean City, where cables from the wind farm are planned to pass across the beach and under the town.
Curt nodded ... We were approaching Fort Adams, where crowds gathered for the Newport JazzFestival, in full swing. Tempting as it was to hang out a few yards offshore and enjoy the concert, rolling swells and boat wakes made lingering impractical, so we continued paddling around the fort peninsula into Brenton Cove, and pulled ashore at KingPark ... 200. .