Organisers of the Under Western Skies Festival are already looking to next year after selling out at the weekend.
The music festival, which was organised by the Songwriters and Original Musicians Association of Dubbo, reached full capacity on Saturday and people without tickets had to be turned away at the gate.
SOMAD president Fred Randell said he saw the ticket sales as a sign people wanted the festival to return.
"It looks like the votes are in so we're already collecting feedback so we can know what we can do better better, what works really well," he said.
"A lot of the feedback was around the venue that Dundullimal [Homestead] was such a great place to have an event like this and I couldn't agree more, it just suited it perfectly."
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Next year, Mr Randell said the event would be bigger, with a greater capacity.
The SOMAD president said when planning started for the Under Western Skies Festival, the committee had no idea how popular it would be. He said the first indication came when a great number of volunteers put up their hands to help.
"We wanted to start small and build up from there year after year and we wanted this year to be a stake in the ground to say it's doable. Now we go 'yep, it works, let's make it better and better every year'," Mr Randell said.
There were nine bands that performed at the festival, including Eraser and Turn on the Lights from Dubbo.
"The music was great, everybody who performed was amazing. It's great to see that the Dubbo acts we had on were festival class," Mr Randell said.
"We had Smith and Jones from Bathurst and they were amazing, Hatakaze from Sydney were unbelievable and blew the crowd away. But all the other regional acts we had in were right up there, they were just as good."
The aim of Under Western Skies was to celebrate culture, especially the musicians writing their own songs.
"I know there's a lot of gravitation towards the music of our youth or the music that we grew up with and that's great, we want people engaging with music, but we want to showcase people who are writing songs now that reflects our region, our values and our issues," Mr Randell said.
"Dubbo has so many good things going for it, we have great theatre, a great art gallery, but all of us in the arts sector are always seeking to do more and engage people with our art."
Mr Randell said music brought people together.
"Live music is just one of those things that can transcend generations, it can transcend differences in ideals. Everyone can get together and just sit and listen to music and have a good time," he said.