The Wolfe Brothers to headline Burnett Heads Music Festival

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The Wolfe Brothers will headline a country music festival that will take over the main street of Burnett Heads this September.

The Burnett Heads Music Festival will close Zunker Street on September 28 as visiting and local acts take to the stage.

Organiser Gavin Hales said up to 2000 people would pack the street to listen to the impressive line-up while enjoying the unique setting.

The Wolfe Brothers are incredibly popular and we know that there are a lot of fans here,” Mr Hales said.

“Last time they were in the region it was a sell-out. This time they will be performing on an open air stage in the newly revitalised Burnett Heads CBD, supported by a host of local artists.

“We expect tickets for this event will sell very fast.”

With a jam packed line-up from 4 pm to 10 pm, the Ayers Rockettes, Mark Lavender, Wal Neilsen and Keely Sliwka feature on the bill in addition to some special guests.

“We’re going to have a big stage set up in the middle of the street with a professional sound system and light show.

“The leading support act is a surprise special guest which will be announced closer to the festival date.

“It’s going to be like nothing Burnett Heads has seen before.”

Festival set to draw a big crowd

Mr Hales said in addition to being a drawcard for residents he expected the event would attract music lovers from out of town.

He said he hoped the festival would inspire visitors to stay a little longer in Burnett Heads.

“It’s got that country by the sea feel. It’s a destination it’s not the kind of place you just drive through.”

Inspiration for the festival came following the completion of Council’s Burnett Heads Town Centre Redevelopment project.

“After they did the streetscape up I always had a vision to do something here.”

Mr Hales said it was an event the town was calling out for and he had already received overwhelming support from the local community.

“The festival is organised through a collaboration of the Lighthouse Hotel, the Lighthouse Festival and the Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association.”

He said he was hoping to make the festival an annual event and the theme of music would change from year to year dependant on community demand.

Tickets are $35 if purchased before the event or $40 on the gate.

They can be booked online or, to avoid the additional booking fee, can be purchased direct from the Lighthouse Hotel by calling 4159 4202.

Tickets are available online at: burnettheadsmusic.conferenceonline.com.au.

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