Darren Middleton and Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger. The band was last in Mackay in 2007 and will return with their Sunsets tour later this year.
Darren Middleton and Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger. The band was last in Mackay in 2007 and will return with their Sunsets tour later this year. Tony Martin

Powderfinger guitarist to perform at Village Festival 2015

IF YOU thought the likes of Kasey Chambers and Russell Morris were enough to satisfy the region's thirst for top quality musos, the 2015 Village Festival is still listing big names for this year's event.

Organisers announced only this week that they had had engaged more well-known Aussie artists including former Powderfinger guitarist Darren Middleton, and much loved six-piece Cheap Fakes.

The Village Festival over the weekend of August 21-23 on Yeppoon's Main Beach and CBD, provides a great opportunity to invite your family and friends to enjoy the relaxed hospitality of Central Queenland's Coast.

It will include a mix of music, visual arts workshops, children's festival, circus, and food and market stalls, with more free entertainment at venues including The Strand Hotel, The Pacific Hotel and Yeppoon Town Hall.

The Festival provides a showcase of local and emerging talents for a vibrant, and fun music and arts festival.

Mercure Capricorn Resort is also hosting the Poolside Sessions each evening with special guests Russell Morris on Friday, August 21 followed by Kasey Chambers on the Saturday.

Derren Middleton played Powderfinger's last-ever show in late 2010 and unsurprisingly spent a bit of the time in a creative and emotional wilderness. Darren has since started working as a producer from his new home in the creative hub that is Melbourne town.

Cheap Fakes are a six-piece live band from south-east Queensland's music scene, ready to unleash their pop-infused, brass-fuelled funk and ska sounds to audiences across the country.

This year is shaping up to be the band's biggest year yet as they prepare for the release of their third longplayer, Modern Vintage.

Sydney-based singer trombonist Dan Barnett will host some workshops at the festival with CQ Conservatorium and perform in Yeppoon Town Hall.

MORE INFO

Tickets for the Poolside Sessions are on sale now.

For more information on this year's Festival visit http://www.thevillagefestival.org.au or contact Festival co-ordinator Jason Pfingst on 0429 397 871.



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