CEO of the National Arts Festival Tony Lankester gave the thumbs up for year's generous attendance and popularity of a wide diversity of shows.
Speaking at a media brunch on Monday morning he said, "There have been good strong sales over the weekend and the Gala Concert was sold out."
He added, "The main thing is to get people here to experience a spread of live shows."
Speaking about the freak accident in which a magic show went horribly wrong, Lankester said magician Brendon Peel's co-performer and assistant Li Lau had recovered after an arrow had accidentally been shot in his head with a crossbow in one of the tricks at their "Carnival Sideshow" and "Other Magical Things" on Sunday.
He was rushed to Settler's Hospital where the arrow was dislodged and Lau had been treated and had been fully conscious. The arrow had not entered his skull, said Lankester.
"The audience was evacuated and in a way this tested how well we could manage to handle an incident," said Lankester.