Street to close for Burnett Heads Music Festival

The Wolfe Brothers will perform at the Burnett Heads Music Festival on Saturday, 28 September.

The very first Burnett Heads Music Festival that closes a street is on Saturday, 28 September 2019 and promises to have everyone rocking to live and loud music.

The outstanding line-up will be headlined by Australian country rock band The Wolfe Brothers.

Lighthouse Hotel venue manager and event organiser Gavin Hales said the new event had a point of difference from previous shows in Burnett Heads and it was also a celebration of the newly opened streetscape.

Gavin said the Burnett Heads Music Festival was not to be confused with the annual Lighthouse Festival, which will be held at the end of October.

Burnett Heads Music Festival a big event

He is hoping more than 2000 people will take the short drive to Burnett Heads and be inspired by what the coastal community has to offer with the “CBD party”.

“This really is not just another gig at the Lighthouse Hotel – I don’t think people realise we are closing down a street for this big event!” Gavin said.

“It’s really not to be missed, everyone will have a blast and the best time at Burnett Heads.

“It’s got that country by the sea feel.”

Gavin said the Burnett Heads Music Festival would close Zunker Street on Saturday with visiting and local acts taking to the stage.

Burnett Heads Music Festival
The very first Burnett Heads Music Festival that closes a street is only days away and promises to have everyone rocking to live music including the Wolfe Brothers. Photo: Facebook

“Along with the Wolfe Brothers we have Bundaberg's one and only Mark Lavender, Urban Country Music title holder Wal Neilsen and young talented star Keely Sliwka Music getting everyone in the mood for a great night,” he said.

“What we are bringing to the region will be worth the drive, and worth the effort of making the trip out to Burnett Heads!”

Inspiration for the festival came following the completion of Council’s Burnett Heads Town Centre Redevelopment project, and Gavin said he hoped to make it an annual event and change the genre of music each year.

Gavin said along with the music there would be a variety of food options with 10 vendors and local businesses catering for the event, which would include wood-fired pizzas, burgers, Mexican and Asian cuisine. The local Seafood Smokery and Alowishus will also be on site.

He said the fully licensed event would have a craft beer tent and a cocktail lounge, along with the main bar.

“The whole area will be licensed so people can walk freely with drinks throughout the event on the street,” Gavin said.

“It really won’t get any better than this.”

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

Find out more about the festival here.

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