Members of the high energy dub electro band Dubmarine, pictured at last year’s Village Festival, have returned and are sure to put on a rhythm-pounding set tonight at 10pm.
Members of the high energy dub electro band Dubmarine, pictured at last year’s Village Festival, have returned and are sure to put on a rhythm-pounding set tonight at 10pm. Allan Reinikka

Village Festival comes alive

THE Yeppoon Pony Club grounds will swarm with colour and music as The Village Festival kicks on today and tomorrow.

The much-anticipated weekend-long festival is the largest in CQ and is an abundance of art, music, culture, workshops, food, street theatre, poetry, circus acts and children’s activities.

More than 60 local and national acts will perform across four stages all day today and tomorrow with a variety of genres; showcasing our very talented musicians and bringing some big names like The Gin Club and Dubmarine to our shores.

When you’re not chilling out to the music, there are plenty of art workshops such as tie-dying, scrap booking and sculpture to take part in or you can watch some street theatre and circus acts.

For the kids, there’s an array of workshops and arts and crafts as well as performances by “the Paul Kelly of children’s songs” Peter Combe, who you may remember if you grew up singing, “wash your face in orange juice, clean your teeth with bubble gum!”

For the full program and tickets visit www.thevillagefestival.org.au.

 

THE VILLAGE FESTIVAL

When: Today from 9.30am to 11pm and tomorrow from 9am to 5pm

Where: Yeppoon Pony Club, Millroy Drive.

Cost: Weekend adult $95, day and night $50, camping $10

Tickets: www.thevillagefestival.org.au

PROGRAM

Live Music: 9.30am to 11pm today and 9am to 5pm tomorrow

Yoga: Today and tomorrow from 7am

Kids Festival: 10am to 1pm each day

Kids program: 10am to 3.30pm today and 10am to 3pm tomorrow

Workshops: 9am to 5pm today and 9am to 4pm tomorrow

Silent movies: Tonight, 7pm and 9pm.



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