Lighthouse Country will offer something for all ages when it kicks off this month, from bull riding thrills, hours of live music, and plenty of entertainment for the youngest of music fans in the Kids’ Zone.
The two-day festival will be held from Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 April in Burnett Heads, with a huge line-up of live entertainment featuring Adam Brand, Lee Kernaghan, Casey Barnes plus plenty of options for the kids.
The Homestead is the place to be to get the party started for the younger festival-goers and their families.
Starring Queensland’s own Crack-Up Sisters, their Kids’ Zone show will feature half-hour performances filled with country comedy shows, kelpie working dogs, knockabout acrobatics, aerial circus antics, hula hoop and whip cracking.
The young cowboys and cowgirls needn’t worry that they’ve seen the show before – The Crack-Up Sisters will present different shows across the two days.
“We’ll bring our Homestead – where we’ll perform 20-minute comedy shows full of ridiculous antics, pranks and stories,” the duo said.
“We’re running three shows a day including whip cracking workshops.”
For those who love the stories of outback Australia, sister S.T.Ruth and Rowdy will be spinning their tales of their lives and those of their trusty dogs.
The sisters will be across Kids’ Zone and performing throughout the festival and bringing the Incredible Flea Circus.
“We have six Australian fleas performing,” the sisters said.
“They are muscular fleas: Dorothy Dynamite born and bred in Mt Isa who grew up on the blood of a miner, Peter the Prince of the High Dive and The Strongman Flea from Perth.
“We also have an exquisite puppet show with a storyteller from the desert telling the story of The Boy Who Ate Teeth and she will be roaming.”
Each sister brings her own skills and quirks to the stage.
They’ve been performing since they were children, and trained around the world in the fields of stock whip cracking, knock about acrobatics, circus, aerial acrobatics, dance, hula hoop, handstands, comedy, clowning, acting and animal training.
“We love the Lighthouse program because it captures country for every age,” the Crack-Ups said.
As well as performances across both days from the Crack-Up Sisters and their friends, we will have face painting from 12 noon to 5pm each day by HP Designs Face Painting who will have all our young music fans looking their best.
If it’s games you’re after, there will be plenty of those including outdoor versions of Jenga, Connect-Four and bowling pegs and, for the youngest members of the audience, soft-play bunnies for those up to five years old.
For those wanting something a little quieter for a rest break, there will be a colouring station sponsored by Burnett Heads IGA.
Kids’ Zone will be operating between 11 am and 6 pm both days and will include a chill-out zone for parents to enjoy a quiet coffee while keeping a close eye on their young music fans.
Lighthouse Country organisers thank Wide Bay Kids for its support of the Kids' Zone and look forward to welcoming the young music fans and their families later this month.
Ticket pricing (excludes booking fee)
- VIP Adult (18+) $200 per day
- 2-Day Adult (18+) $149
- 1-day Adult (18+) $99
- 2-day Youth (11-17 yo) $99
- 1-day Youth (11-17 yo) $59
- Child 10 years and under free
Every festival ticket purchased goes in the draw for the chance to win a trip of a lifetime for two people on Big Cat Reality Fishing Charter, valued over $7000 (T&Cs apply).
Find out more about Lighthouse Country here.