Milbi at the Lighthouse is shaping up to be a music lover’s festival with local musicians performing throughout the day followed by headline acts Ash Grunwald and Alex Lloyd.
Kicking off at 10:30 am on Saturday 30 October the entertainment will continue into the evening when the music industry icons take to the stage.
Adding to the festival atmosphere will be roving entertainment, fire dancers, stilt walkers, interactive activities, and amusement rides.
Artisan market stalls will feature local and handmade items along with a number of local food vendors and a licensed bar.
Both Ash and Alex have seen hugely successful careers within the music industry and are both looking forward to performing at the upcoming event.
Having recently moved to Queensland, Alex Lloyd, who is best known for his hit single Amazing, is looking forward to performing in Burnett Heads.
“I have always had great shows in Bundaberg and have some amazing memories, so I am really looking forward to singing my heart out at Milbi at the Lighthouse,” Alex said.
“I’m hoping that the crowd will join me in a good old-fashioned sing along, especially to my song Amazing, as well as Crowded House’s Better Be Home Soon.
“I can’t wait to be a part of this event.
“I love Queensland and have some amazing friends up this way so maybe one or two might join me on stage.”
Ash Grunwald is a well-known Australian blues musician who has won many awards for his music, recently releasing a collaborative album with John Teskey from the Teskey Brothers.
Looking forward to coming to the region to perform, Ash said he always had a great response from his Bundaberg performances.
“I got up to Bundy earlier in the year and the area was a great place to perform as the crowd is awesome and I really look forward to playing more gigs in the region in the future,” Ash said.
“Touring for a long time now, most of the time is spent playing overseas and you can miss a lot of local places, so it is great to be able to perform in areas where we can drive to.
“I love doing gigs and I look forward to this being a great event.”
The full on-stage Milbi at the Lighthouse line up includes:
- 10:30 Mr Percival
- 11:00 First Nation Song & Dance
- 11:15 Official Ceremony
- 11:30 Keely Sliwka
- 12:00 Charlotte Smith
- 12:30 Matthew Barker
- 1:20 Lewis McKee
- 2:10 Joel Fenton
- 2:30 Colt Seavers Band
- 3:30 Elektra City
- 4:15 The Wild Sauce
- 5:00 Danny Faifai
- 6:20 Ash Grunwald
- 7:20 Fiesta Fire & Drum Show
- 7:40 Alex Lloyd
There are a number of roving acts that will be around the festival throughout the afternoon:
- Dead Puppets Society
- Seaweed Stilt Walkers
- Bubble Pirates
- Stunt Man Joel
- King Neptune & The Giant Jellyfish
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the festival would be a great afternoon and evening out for the entire family to enjoy, with everything from fire dancers, roving entertainers, and live music on show.
“This will be a great event for the whole family to come out to Burnett Heads and see a range of performances and listen to great live music,” Cr Learmonth said.
“Being able to host headline acts of this calibre is very exciting for the region and I look forward to a great night full of entertainment.”
The full Milbi Festival program can be found here.
When: Saturday 30 October
Where: Jack Norgate Oval, Burnett Heads
Time: 10:30am – 9pm
Cost: Gold coin donation at the gate
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