Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
TROY, Ohio (AP) — A small southwest Ohio city is bracing for more than 40,000 visitors for a music festival headlined by the British folk-rock band Mumford and Sons.
Marcus Mumford of the band Mumford and Sons performs on day 2 of Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park on Saturday, Aug.3, 2013 in Chicago. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Invision/AP)
Troy was among hundreds of towns that applied to be two-day stops on the band's North American tour. Organizers hope the festival this weekend will generate economic impact of $15 million to $20 million for the area.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/152S1lS ) reports the band's sold-out show will be at the high school stadium. Several stages and vendors will be set up in an area stretching across the Great Miami River and its levee, where special permission was granted to let people camp.
A city official says tour producers gave Troy $155,000 for extra police and firefighter duties, along with public works and insurance costs.