Thousands of people are expected to converge to the Childers Festival this weekend, with locals and visitors alike to indulge in the many flavours and fun of the annual event.
Four of those people looking forward to the festivities include James Kelly, Conagh McMahon-Hogan, Joel Shapero and Alec Brinsmead of The Tipsy Scholars.
The Australian indie folk band hail from both Sydney and Canberra and are known for their heartfelt songs and energetic, live performances.
The band mates will be performing at the Childers Festival on Sunday and said they were excited to be visiting the region for the first time.
“We can’t wait to experience all the region has to offer,” Conagh said.
“And to sweeten the deal, it’s pretty cold down in Canberra and Sydney at the moment. Who knows, maybe we won’t leave?!”
The Tipsy Scholars excited to perform for region
Since forming in 2014, The Tipsy Scholars have acquired a loyal and raucous fan base with the hope of gaining even more of a following at Childers Festival this weekend.
“All of us really enjoy getting together and making music for others and, as much as we try, we just can’t keep ourselves from smiling and hip shaking,” he said.
“There might be a couple of broken strings and laughs along the way.”
Conagh said the trip to the Bundaberg Region was a first for the band and there was already a lot of hype about what the region has to offer.
“The whispers down South about Bundaberg and surrounds are all about the beautiful natural spaces and warm communities,” he said.
“I don’t think I’ve heard a bad word yet – mostly it’s mates jealous that we’re going to visit.”
Conagh said as part of their stay, the band will be looking forward to experiencing all of the great things that the region has to offer.
“I’d be lying if I didn’t say that the distillery has been mentioned quite a few times,” he said.
“But I think we’re more likely to find time to go for a walk or jog around and see what nature holds. We’re also open to local knowledge so if there’s any suggestions we’d love to hear them!”
Catch The Tipsy Scholars performing live at the Childers Festival this Sunday at Stage 1 from 10 am and again at 1.30 pm.
Find the full program list here.
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