Dingo Creek - Jazz and Blues Festival

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  • Location: Traveston, Traveston 4570 Queensland

Dingo Creek Vineyard and Winery - Jazz and Blues Festival

Dingo Creek Vineyard croons and crushes for SIDS and Kids  3rd and 4th April 2004

Dingo Creek Vineyard will be holding their inaugural Dingo Creek Wine Jazz & Blues Festival on the weekend of the 3rd & 4th of April 2004. Starring some big names from the jazz world, including John Morrison "The Mayor of Swing City" who opened the Sydney Olympic Games, proceeds from the event will go to SIDS and Kids Qld.

The weekend will also highlight the annual grape crushing competition between the Mayor of Cooloola and the Mayor of Noosa. A hotly contested annual "stomp off', this competition pitches the talents of the mayors to determine the 2004 Champion Grape Treader. The winner of the 2003 stomp was Cooloola Mayor Mick Venardos who will be aiming to defend his title.

The Jazz and Blues Festival will be held in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Jazz Club, Charlie Horne SIDS TREK For KIDS entrant and SIDS & KIDS QLD, sponsored by Win Television. Also featuring through the festival will be the Brisbane All Star Youth Big Bank, also confirmed are Geoff Bull and his Olympia band with Carol Ralph on vocals.

There will be two stage areas preforming. The main one will be up by the dam with a natural open air amphitheatre and the second on the hill in a marquee with stage and dining area for 500 people. There will also be various small out door stages. A host of local talent will also join the stars, and there jazz workshops will be presented by the major musicians.

Marg Gillespie, owner of Dingo Creek Vineyard, is thrilled with the way the event has come together. "This is going to be huge, and the line up of performers that have come on board is really exciting. Its going to be a great weekend, and we hope that with such amazing local and Queensland support we will be able to raise a lot of money for SIDS for KIDS."

Dingo Creek Vineyard will be providing the weekend of jazz and blues entertainment and camping will be available over the weekend from Friday night 2nd April to Monday 5th April. Dingo Creek will provide either BYO camping or guests are encouraged to use the Tent City tents located in Dingo's Den with an interior light and linen provided. For those using the Tent City tents three breakfasts are included and guests only need a towel, clothes and toiletries. This area will be partitioned off for exclusive use by the Dingo Den guests.

Dingo Creek Vineyard is a boutique vineyard situated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland twenty minutes south of Gympie and forty minutes north of Noosa. All details of the event and costs, vineyard, maps of the region and accommodation are available on the Sunshine Coast Wine website www.sunshinecoastwine.com.au Information on accommodation is also available by contacting Cooloola visitors centre on 07 5483 5554 or Tourism Noosa on 07 5474 3700.

On Friday 2nd April, the Gympie north afternoon train out of Brisbane will arrive at Traveston Station approx 8.10 pm and a courtesy bus will transport you to Dingo Creek Vineyard three minutes away. The courtesy bus willreturn you again to the station on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.

Full details of all costs by contacting 07 5485 1731. Proceeds go to SIDS and KIDS QLD.

Donations over $2.00 to SIDS & KIDS QLD are tax deductible.

For more information contact Marg on 0438 851731 or Charlie 0413 677332, or E-mail dingocrkvineyard@spiderweb.com.au

Registration & payment through Ticketek ph 13 1931 from the 15th of December 2003. Gift vouchers for the event also make a great Christmas gift idea.


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Traveston, Traveston

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