ORIGINAL music and a chilled vibe drew the Yeppoon community in at the annual OM Fest on Saturday night.

The likes of Billy the Mountain, The Badones and Diane Fuller performed to locals, while there were plenty of markets and food stalls to keep people fed.

Co-organiser Steve Butler was pleased with the crowd of 270 who attended.

"We had two stages operating through the eight hours and good bands," he said.

"There were new bands and some debut performances that were really surprising.

"It's got everything of a festival just sort of jammed into one day, one afternoon."

He said the community was key to the festival's success.

"It's very simple to organise," Mr Butler said.

"It costs nothing virtually because everybody just donates their services, the arts council, the bar, Radio NAG does an outside broadcast and the stall holders and food vendors come in.

"The musos, everyone gets paid from the gate ... it's a good model."

Mr Butler said his highlight was the debut performance of 'The Clan.'



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