Fraser Coast Blind Date Music Fest organiser Kev Austin with Carriers Arms staff members Jessica Mangham and Maddison Bennetts.
Fraser Coast Blind Date Music Fest organiser Kev Austin with Carriers Arms staff members Jessica Mangham and Maddison Bennetts. Alistair Brightman

Twelve-hour music festival begins at noon on Saturday

FOR those who like to rock, the Carriers Arms Hotel will salute you with a 12-hour festival of rock music this Saturday.

Organisers Kev Austin and Neale Renouf are drumming up support for the third annual Fraser Coast's Blind Date Music Fest and are expecting a huge crowd.

"We will be giving back to the community with some of the Fraser Coast's great musos and sound," Kev said.

"Live bands are making resurgence - just like it was 20 years and more ago.

"The musos entertain the crowd and the crowd entertains the musos by just being there."

He said this event was a great way to promote the industry.

"We have some great local talent who write their own music, older bands who love to cover music of the '70s and '80s and our younger bands who are trying to make an impact on the live scene," Kev said.

"This is a great way to get away from the PC and listen to some live bands and socialise.

"We plan to make this a bi-annual event to promote our live entertainment."

Fraser Coast's Blind Date Music Fest will also be held on September 26 at the Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay.

The gig

  • Twelve hours of rock
  • $15 entry, tickets available from the gaming room at the Carriers Arms Hotel, 405 Alice St, Maryborough.
  • Fraser Coast's Blind Date Music Fest will be held on Saturday, February 28 - noon to midnight.
  • There will be a signed guitar as a door prize for ticket holders and loads of vouchers and giveaways.
  • Entertainers include Chops, Dr Ego, Two Shades of Grey, Frank Benn, Darren Marlow, Dusk, and The Reclining Rockers.


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