Stage set for the sounds of Silence

By MIKARLA THURECHT ? YANNA Day and Peta Harth are bracing themselves for the biggest gig of their career.

Not only will they be playing to hundreds of people, they will also be supporting highly successful alternate act The Butterfly Effect.

Yanna (vocals) and Peta (guitar) make up half of Rockhampton band The Silence. Together with Peta's brother Ben (drums) and Innez Tulloch (bass guitar), they will be taking to the Rockhampton Music Bowl stage for Rockfest 05 tomorrow from 5pm.

The band has recently recorded their first self-titled EP and hope to release it later in the year.

Yanna said they were stoked about the prospects of playing with and meeting The Butterfly Effect.

RockFest ? a free concert organised to celebrate Youth Week ? will also feature Brisbane band Glasshouse and local bands Enlightened by Darkness, Pulse and Guilty by Association who will all be playing originals.

The members of The Butterfly Effect will also attend a free public forum at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre to- morrow, from 11am to 2pm, to give local musicians the inside edge on breaking into the industry.

Rockhampton Venues and Events co-ordinator Craig Rogers said it took a lot of negotiations to secure The But- terfly Effect and he hoped RockFest would become an annual event.

Mr Rogers said the only problem for next year was topping this year's headline act.

n Rockfest is a drug and alcohol-free event.



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