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Black Sorrows, Clare Bowditch sign on for parade concert

Joe Camilleri and Claude Carranza from The Black Sorrows  are heading to Hervey Bay for a concert.
Joe Camilleri and Claude Carranza from The Black Sorrows are heading to Hervey Bay for a concert. Samantha Henzell

ARIA Music Awards winners The Black Sorrows and Clare Bowditch have been confirmed as headline acts at the Hervey Bay Whale Festival's Whale Aid concert on October 18.

Fraser Coast Opportunities events manager Kim Griffith said organisers were delighted to secure "such well-loved, high profile performers" to end the Whale Festival with a bang.

"The evening will also feature a stunning illumination lantern parade at 6pm and an exciting line-up of Australian and regional artists from 5pm to 10.30pm," she said.

Winner of the 1990 Best Group category at the Aria Music Awards, The Black Sorrows, lead by Aussie music icon Joe Camilleri, will perform their classic hits and new songs from their recent album Certified Blue, released in April this year.

Folk, rock and pop sensation Clare Bowditch, who won the 2006 ARIA award for Best Female Act, will also entertain the crowd with her hit songs.

A large open-air stage will be set up in the grounds of the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre and there will be amusement rides, food, market stalls and a licensed bar.

The parade has come under fire on Facebook after a story in the Chronicle on Saturday reported changes to the event, including the absence of traditional floats.

"How disappointing. The floats along the esplanade were the best part of the whale festival. There will be a lot of disappointed families who will not attend this year. Myself included," Kimberley Lingard wrote on Facebook.

The post on the story attracted more than 100, mostly negative, comments.

Topics:  whale festival



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