Jimmy Barnes, Jon Stevens, Ian Moss and the Choirboys are just some of the big-name Aussie rock artists that will grace the stage at the Lighthouse Rock 2022 Festival on Saturday.
The national acts will share the stage with local musicians including Abby Skye, who is playing with her full band, Jackson Dunn and Battle of the Bands winner Evergreen Aus.
Lighthouse Presents will host the inaugural Lighthouse Rock 2022 festival, bringing together some of Australia’s most highly regarded rock n’ roll musicians to Burnett Heads.
The event has been masterminded by Lighthouse Presents director Gavin Hales who said he was thrilled to bring the festival to the region.
“After the success of many events we have showcased over the years, nothing excites me more than to bring this event to life and present it to the people of Bundaberg and the surrounding areas,” he said.
“It’s our goal for this festival to run annually and within a few years, it will transform into multi-day festival.”
Gavin said Lighthouse Rock supported tourism in Bundaberg and was wholly committed to impacting positive change.
“We take this responsibility seriously, particularly since the pandemic has shaken our Queensland communities,” he said.
“Not only in Bundaberg, but also the surrounding regions.
“We work proudly in support of local charity initiatives to increase exposure and funding to the area.”
Lighthouse Rock is also supporting Great Barrier Reef Legacy, the leading non-profit organisation working to save the biodiversity of coral on the Great Barrier Reef through the highly acclaimed Living Coral Biobank Project.
Music fans have the option of donating an amount from $1 to Great Barrier Reef Legacy when they purchase each ticket, and all money raised helps collect all 400 species of coral from the Great Barrier Reef and keep them alive in a land-based ‘coral ark' type facility for their conservation, and to assist in reef research and restoration efforts.
“With no government funding, it's support from initiatives like Lighthouse Rock, and the Australian public that is making this project a reality,” Dr Dean Miller, Managing Director of Great Barrier Reef Legacy said.
“We simply love working with creative and motivated people and the Lighthouse Rock team has been so passionate about doing their bit for the Reef.
“With such an incredible line-up of Australian music icons, we know that this, and the following years, will make a huge difference to the work we do.”
The festival day includes eight live music performances, two licensed bars, 10 variety food stalls and quality entertainment, including Welcome to Country to kick off proceedings.
A small amount of tickets are still available at www.lighthouserock.com.au.
The festival will kick off at 12.30 pm on Saturday 15 October at the Lighthouse Field on Lot 2 Hermans Road, Burnett Heads.