Rockhampton musician says festival’s line-up full of energy
EVAN Treacy is eager to see music fans come out in numbers, as the line-up is announced for the inaugural Rockhampton River Festival.
Evan, who is co-ordinating musicians at the event, said the festival would be a chance to listen to local and national acts that don't come to town often due to the lack of venues.
"There are heaps of musicians here, we just don't have the venues for them to play," Evan said.
"If the music bowl was fixed, that would be huge for this town; right now massive acts are missing us and going to Gladstone and Mackay when we have an amphitheatre on the outskirts of town."
Evan's hoping the Rockhampton River Festival will become an annual event, drawing national and local acts every year.
Evan said the festival was one way the region could support musical acts.
"People should come and check out the amazing local talent, we have great people producing great music that just needs a bit more coverage," he said.
The Rockhampton River Festival will hit the scenes of Quay St and Quay Ln along the riverside from July 10 to 12, with six national artists and more than 20 locals performing.
Music will be on offer for all, with different areas of the festival offering live rock-n-roll and bands including Rock Force, Pandemic, Closing the Jeffrey and Graham Blundell.
Apart from having a live and free line-up, the festival will have an interactive art display and food.
"I have managed a lot of different types of bands and different events, so I'm looking forward to working with this awesome line-up of musicians; the line-up for the festival is going to be full of energy," Evan said.
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RECENT MUSIC FESTIVALS
Yeah Nice block party (William St)
End of Summer Days over-18s event (Cambridge Hotel)
The Underage Music Festival (Cambridge Hotel)
Village Festival (held annually in Yeppoon)