Rocker to perform at Carnival of Flowers
AUSSIE music legend Daryl Braithwaite has been named in this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers music line-up. The man who made riding horses a ’90s must-do will entertain the crowd at the 68th incarnation of the flowers event.
He will be joined by Australian rockers The Angels as well as The Temper Trap, five-piece act The Paper Kites, Boys in the Band, all-female group The Diamonds and Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Alex Lahey.
A breathtaking 10 days of flowers, flavours and sounds, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will take over the south-west Queensland city, about an hour from Brisbane, in September.
More than 60 events and experiences will be on offer including the musical acts, award-winning parks, some of the best food and wine found in southern Queensland and myriad cultural adventures.
Befitting Australia’s longest-running horticultural event of its kind, this year special guests include author, famed horticulturalist and ABC Gardening Australia’s Sophie Thompson, and to celebrate the finest regional produce and flavours in the land, acclaimed Australian chef Anna Gare.
The Grand Central Floral Parade remains firmly at the heart of the event and more than 100,000 people are expected to line the streets to watch it.
This year the city’s parks and gardens will take centre stage during a number of hosted tours and visits – Laurel Bank Park, Queens Park, Picnic Point, Spring Bluff and the Japanese Garden Ju Raku En will all be carefully curated into sensational spring flower displays.
Other scheduled activities include garden tours, high teas, picnics and two nights of pop-up cinemas and pictures in Laurel Bank Park where The Lion King and Trolls will be screened for families to enjoy under the stars and in the surrounds of the magnificent gardens.
Regional flavours and produce will take a starring role this year during the Talking Pubs tours, and food and wine tours.