Beachfront shows off region’s finest talent
From The Capricorn Coast Mirror
THE music will kick off from 5pm on Friday at the Strand Hotel, Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Spinnaker and the Yeppoon RSL Club.
The music will start on Saturday and Sunday from 10am.
THE Sea Haven Village Festival is all about promoting local talented artists and showcasing the region's beauty.
And what a perfect way to combine the two, by holding this year's event right in the centre of town.
That was the motivation behind the move, festival co-ordinator Jason Pfingst said last week, with only days until Yeppoon's beachfront comes to life for the event.
"When we were thinking of organising this year's event we wanted to bring it closer to everyone and we asked, well how do we do that?" Jason said.
"We've really broadened the base of the music and we've also got a lot of content from the region, like Richie Scholl."
With more stalls than they've ever had before, more kids activities and more community involvement, Jason said this new concept for the festival would create a prosperous future for the event.
"We had to think, how do we really grow it and plan ahead?" he said.
"So we're testing this new location and I think this will make it much more of a drawcard.
"It's our festival, it's showcasing local talent and promoting local businesses and we've got more community groups involved."
The Mill Gallery is also on board, as well as the Yeppoon RSL Club and more.
The Yeppoon Sailing Club manager Julie Strudwick said they were very excited to be part of the Sea Haven Village Festival.
"We're very excited that it's come to the foreshore and that local business will get something out of it as well.
"It will be a good boost to the local economy," she said.