On Sunday, Mental As Anything will headline the free Rise and Shine community concert at the Maryborough showgrounds.
On Sunday, Mental As Anything will headline the free Rise and Shine community concert at the Maryborough showgrounds. Contributed

Band legends return to M'boro for community concert

WHEN legendary Aussie band Mental as Anything play at a free community concert this weekend, there might be a few familiar faces in the audience.

The band has had a string of top 10 hits in its four-decade career and sent local crowds wild in the mid-1980s when Maryborough High won a Countdown competition to have the band play in their home town.

This Sunday when they take to the stage for the Rise and Shine community concert, it will be for a good cause - raising community spirit after the devastating floods and storms that have hit the Fraser Coast this year.

In the spirit of bringing the whole community together, organisers have selected a line-up that should offer something for everyone.

The headline act will be supported by eight-piece Brisbane band Halfway, alternative-country solo artist Sue Ray and swing cabaret act Swing Alive.

The event is a partnership between the State Government and Queensland Music Festival, which will also include family activities and a barbecue.

Gayndah audiences will hear music from country music star Gina Jeffreys, acoustic artist Andrew Morris, Sue Ray and local songstress Rachel Koster at a concert on Friday.

Rise and Shine concert

  • The free concert will be held at the Maryborough showgrounds on Sunday from 1pm- 5pm
  • Gayndah will also host a concert on Friday
  • It will include a free barbecue


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