Rocker to per­form at Car­ni­val of Flow­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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