Bands set for big start to fes­ti­val

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Lifestyle - Rob Dougherty

Bands are head­ing to Derby Turf Club for a mu­sic night to re­mem­ber, fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment and the start of The Derby Boab Fes­ti­val on Satur­day.

The Make Smok­ing His­tory Moon­rise Rock Fes­ti­val, sup­ported by Lot­tery­west, is back again this year with four Kim­ber­ley bands and trib­ute artist Ricky De­silva com­pet­ing for the crowd’s af­fec­tion be­side fa­mous in­dige­nous line-up, the Fam­ily Shov­el­lor Band on the Bill Duff Big Stage.

Derby Boab Fes­ti­val pres­i­dent and event or­gan­iser Bill Hart said the event, which has been a sta­ple since 1996, would rock from 6.30pm un­til mid­night with im­pres­sive per­for­mances and an over­all mes­sage of health.

“The Boab Fes­ti­val com­mit­tee has or­gan­ised the event — it’s a no-al­co­hol and no-smok­ing show for fam­i­lies,” he said.

“We have changed the for­mat from last year when we had largely am­a­teur bands.

“The first act is the Derby Coun­try Mu­sic Club and they will be do­ing a bracket to show­case their mem­bers, then we have the Red Alert Wor­rorra band who play good-time rock­ing coun­try and reg­gae.”

The show will then in­ter­view the three Derby Boab Quest en­trants for 2016, who are nom­i­nated based on their sup­port of lo­cal char­i­ties — Jes­sica El­lis, Court­ney Mckean and Re­bekah O’Meara.

They are rais­ing funds for Derby District High School, Derby Re­gional Hospi­tal and lo­cal in­dige­nous ra­dio sta­tion 6DBY.

Hart said the free event would con­clude with a spe­cial guest, Young Elvis Show, di­rect from Perth, lo­cal re­turn­ing band Trax and other artists.

“This is a spe­cial event that stands on its own feet and we al­ways get a good crowd,” he said.

Pic­ture: Steve Bra­zier

The Michael Jack­son trib­ute per­for­mance by Ricky De­silva is sure to ex­cite.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.