Willy and Di Paes thoroughly enjoying Mental as Anything at the free concert at Maryborough's showgrounds.
Willy and Di Paes thoroughly enjoying Mental as Anything at the free concert at Maryborough's showgrounds. Robyne Cuerel

Rise and Shine concert in M'boro lifts spirits of community

MENTAL as Anything lived up to its headline billing with a superb performance but, in the end, the Fraser Coast community is what made the Rise and Shine concert so spectacular.

More than 1000 people were at the Maryborough showground event across the course of the day.

Queensland Music Festival managing producer Seamus Mee organised the concert as one of 10 that toured flood-affected regions.

He said there was little doubt the Fraser Coast one had been the highlight on the tour to date.

"I think the crowd we've got today and the audience reaction we got today in Maryborough was the best of all the six I've done so far - the place went off, it was excellent," Mr Mee said.

The headline act had the crowd moving and shaking for the duration of its set, as the band launched into hit after hit, including numbers such as Live It Up and The Nips are Getting Bigger.

On Friday, Gayndah audiences were treated to their own Rise and Shine concert.

In keeping with its location, it had more of a country influence and featured Gina Jeffreys, Andrew Morris, Sue Ray and local songstress Rachel Koster.



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