FESTIVAL goers at this year’s Wingham Akoostik Music Festival will not only hear great music from the many artists, bands and choirs over the weekend of October 19 and 20, but they can also ‘press the flesh’ with some local celebrities as the festival adds an opening night on Friday, October 18.
Special guests include State member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead MP, NRMA president Wendy Machin and ABC Radio Mid North Coast identities, Cameron Marshall and Michael Spooner.
“We are delighted that local high-profile people are attending and supporting our festival, now in its sixth year," events coordinator, Donna Ballard said.
At its new home, Wingham Showground, the festival will officially be opened on Friday, October 18 by Ms Machin and Mr Bromhead.
“After a free choir workshop with acclaimed choral conductor Rachel Hore, we will kick start Akoostik with the many choirs singing this year for the opening night performances from 6pm.
“We are thrilled Michael Spooner, together with Helen Knight, Manning Entertainment Centre, will be our MC announcing our Saturday artists.”
Headliners at this year's festival include Wendy Matthews, Jenny Morris and Bill Chambers.
There are still a few spaces available for any soloists who may like to join Rachel’s free choral workshop from 10am Friday. For those that love listening to the acoustic sounds of choir voices come and join the festival opening on October 18 from 6pm at the Wingham Showgrounds, a gold coin donation would be appreciated.
For more information about Akoostik Music Festival, contact Donna Ballard on 0417 570 359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets range from just $15 to $45 per day and are available online via: http://www.oztix.com.au/ or Manning Valley Visitor Information Centre, Leading Edge Music Taree, Movies Games and More Taree and Bent on Life in Wingham.