Fes­ti­val goes back to its roots

Pilbara News - - News - Angie Ay­ers and Tom Zaun­mayr

One of the most dif­fi­cult fes­ti­vals to pro­nounce, based in the Pil­bara, is promis­ing to trans­port peo­ple back to a time gone by this year.

Tom Price’s an­nual Name­less Jarn­dun­munha Fes­ti­val will run from July 23 to mid-Au­gust.

The theme this year is Rewind, and this is ev­i­dent in the num­ber of events or­gan­is­ers are bring­ing back from the ar­chives to cel­e­brate the 2017 fes­ti­val.

These range from the King of the Moun­tain, a 3km race up Mt Name­less, to the Name­less Ball, both of which are be­ing brought back af­ter a long hia­tus.

Event or­gan­iser Kelly Ged­des said the vol­un­teers be­hind the fes­ti­val were pas­sion­ate about tak­ing the fes­ti­val back to its 1970s roots. “We are try­ing to hon­our that 1970s vibe and bring all those 1970s events back to the fes­ti­val,” she said.

“I think peo­ple will come along and be truly trans­ported — they will think they are in a time warp.

“We think the town needs this, so it is good to see them sup­port it.”

Among other events will be a dog show with some typ­i­cally Pil­bara award cat­e­gories, and a car show Ms Hayes said had the town buzzing.

“I’m not en­tirely sure when the last car show was in Tom Price but we are get­ting a lot of ex­cited peo­ple about that,” she said.

“We would like to see lots of nonTom Price peo­ple here, so if you’re from Parabur­doo, Kar­ratha, New­man, we would just love to have you.”

Tick­ets for the Rewind Name­less Ball are on sale now.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

The float pa­rade at the 2015 Name­less Jarn­dun­munha Fes­ti­val.

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