Spectacular line-up for music festival promised
The much anticipated line-up for the 5th annual Caloundra Music Festival will be announced next week with organisers promising to meet the challenge to match last year’s stunning line-up headed by Powderfinger.
While not giving anything away Festival Director Richie Eyles says the organising team has managed to bring together a great combination of acts that will surpass last year’s line-up.
“As the reputation of this event grows we are attracting bigger and better names each year,” he said.
“At the recent Sound Support concert John Butler and his band said there was a real buzz in Caloundra with the festival becoming well known for its stunning beachside location, family friendly nature and the happy vibe,” Mr Eyles said.
In spite of copping some of the worst weather imaginable last year the festival still managed to get all but one of its acts on stage.
“This year modifications have been made to the site. Two additional under cover stages will provide comfort and protection should we be unlucky enough to get anything like the weather experienced last year,” Mr Eyles said.
The free festival ‘Village’ will make a return this year at Happy Valley, Bulcock Beach and will be presented by FESTURI. The Village will feature multicultural performances as well as performance opportunities for local schools and community groups.
Plans are underway for a busking competition as well as a street parade. Schools from across Australia are competing in a Glee competition and dozens of bands from around the region are vying for coveted festival spots in the festival’s ‘original selection’ competition.
Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Lew Brennan said the festival aims to attract large numbers of visitors from outside the region and provide a great boost to the local economy.
“The festival is a fantastic and lively event that certainly stimulates our economy, but equally importantly the creative spirit of our region and I’m really looking forward to going again this year,” he said.
“Music is one of my great loves and to experience that vibe and share the passion for music with the crowd is electric. The festival always brings back wonderful memories, particularly of the great times I had myself playing in a band and I know the line-up promised for this year will attract a lot of interest from other music aficionados from near and far.”
For more information about the festival and how to buy tickets go to the festival’s website
MASSIVE LINE UP:
Empire of the Sun, Missy Higgins and ICEHOUSE will headline a stellar line-up at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival at Kings Beach, 7 to 9 October 2011.
Little Red, Bluejuice, Baby Animals, Thirsty Merc, The Jezabels, Tex Perkins, Diesel and Richard Clapton also head up a who’s who of the Australian Music Industry at the annual festival of ‘sun, surf and soul’.
Fans who have been wondering how the festival would match last year’s performance by Powderfinger can now stop guessing.
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