Kate Ceberano is set to headline a fantastic line up of entertainment at the upcoming Childers Festival with a number of local artists also taking the stage to showcase their talents.
With a number of events making up the four-day festival which kicks off on Thursday 28 July, performances from local entertainers are set to feature at a range of events including Little Italy and Festival Day.
Ruby Mills, the Isis String Beans, Knee Deep featuring locals Mark Lavender and Clinton Honor and the Isis Multicultural Group are just a few of the local entertainers performing throughout the four days.
Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the opportunity for local artists to perform to large audiences was just one of the great opportunities these local festival events provided.
“One of the great things about these festivals is the opportunity that is provided for local artists and musicians to perform, for example for local artist Ruby Mills to perform with Kate Ceberano,” Cr Learmonth said.
“Childers Festival is a fantastic event year on year, and the atmosphere that is created from the live entertainment across all of the festival events is great.
“From the ticketed events such as Opera by the Lake, through to the entertainment at the free events such as Little Italy and festival day, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
Live Childers Festival entertainment on the Paverock Quarry stage during the Festival Day will include:
- 9 – 9.15am Isis Multicultural Group
- 9.15 – 10.15am Chilli Eating Competition
- 10.15 – 10.45am Official Ceremony
- 10.45 – 11.45am Creedence Clearwater Collective
- 12.15 – 1.30pm Kate Ceberano
- 1.45 – 2.45pm Knee Deep Band
- 3 – 3.30pm The Pacific Belles
Here is your Childers Festival entertainment guide:
Isis Multicultural Group
The Isis Multicultural Group has been a part of Childers Festival since its conception.
Each year crowds are wowed with traditional folk dancing, compete with bright dresses that twirl to sounds of the Philippines.
Fronted by locals Mark Lavender and Clinton Honor, Knee Deep will have you on your feet with renditions ranging from traditional and modern toe-tapping country, easy listening sing-alongs, and energetic pub rock covers.
Winners of the Spirit of Bundaberg and Bundaberg Rum Music Festival, Knee Deep audiences can expect excellent musical performance, friendly rapport and often unexpected antics that will leave them smiling and dancing until the end.
The Pacific Belles
The Pacific Belles’ unique vintage style will take you on a trip down memory lane and have you jumping and jiving to 40’s and 50’s classics.
Join Betty, Dot and Mabel as they sing classics such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t sit under the apple tree, we’ll meet again and many more.
The Fiesta Creations stilt walkers will be roaming around the festival on Sunday setting the highway alight with happiness for all to enjoy.
Have your photo with the stunning Fiesta stilt walkers as they tower above the crowds, bringing the event to life.
The well toured Fiesta Tropicale and their famous band on wheels take their Latin and Caribbean sounds to the streets.
Catch them roving the festival spreading their iconic Samba sounds.
Pub Rock Choir
Bundaberg Pub Rock Choir, now in its fifth year, will be decked out in their red and black tartan and cant wait to share their sounds with the crowd at this year’s Childers Festival.
Throughout the Childers Festival the roving group will perform out the front of several licenced premises and will encourage audiences to join in, especially in the choruses.
You can find the full line up of entertainment here.
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