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Bundaberg musician stars in remote music festival

Pete O'Brien launching third album
Local Bundaberg Musician Pete O'Brien

Bundaberg musician Pete O’Brien has showcased his music to the world during a live remote music festival.

The event bought together 500 independent artists, with Pete the only representative from the Bundaberg Region.

The virtual concert was streamed through Facebook Live which allowed Pete to showcase Bundaberg to everyone watching through a range of different backgrounds.

“I took the chance to showcase our town and our industries during the show and I had some videos running in the background showing what we have to offer in Bundaberg,” Pete said.

“I included Moore Park, Turtles at Mon Repos, cane fields, Bourbong St, Bundaberg Rum, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks barrel and drinks, Kalki Moon and strawberries.”

The opportunity to connect with other people from around the world throughout the 19 days was a highlight for Pete.

“I found the experience great to connect with people in other countries and being able to showcase where I was,” he said.

Peter was approached by event organiser Mike Manley in Brisbane and he reached out to Pete to invite him to be part of the festival after viewing his previous Facebook Live videos.

“At the time I was doing a lot of Facebook Lives and that sort of stuff as I had just released an album at the start of 2020,” he said.

“I loved doing Facebook Live videos as they helped to put a smile on people’s face during a hard time.”

The live stream festival ran for 19 days from December 13, 2020, helping people to end the year on a high and bringing a positive future for 2021 with awesome music.

The festival aimed to connect millions of music lovers from different parts of the world with the common goal of standing together for their love of music.

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