Big things are happening on the East Coast, says St Helens Chamber of Commerce president Peter Paulsen.
Mr Paulsen said big developments such as the mountain bike trails and HMAS Darwin were well on their way.
“I suppose the cream on the cake is really the triple j concert which is happening,” he said.
“It just puts an absolute magnificent spotlight on the entire northern part of the East Coast.
“It’s all coming together at once which is a bit overwhelming. The town has absolutely come alive with the One Night Stand.
“We’ve decided we’re going to line up the streets with solar-powered fairy lights wrapped around the trees.
“There are buskers, there will be food vans around the place until daybreak.
“Apart from what triple j has done, it’s a rare occasion I’ve seen with so many people so engaged in wanting to put on a very good face down here.
“It’ll be the place to be.”