Let the haunt­ing of kid­dies be­gin

Rock­ing sun­set to show­case lo­cal tal­ent

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - ENTERTAINMENT -

SIT back in a re­laxed at­mos­phere and be en­ter­tained by lo­cal artists at Sun­set in the Park on Sun­day.

Nor­mally held in the Rex Smeal Park, or­gan­iser and mu­si­cian Kim Hur­ley ex­plained this year it is a mini event at the Port Dou­glas Yacht club.

“We were go­ing to have a break but de­cided to do it any­way and at the yacht club be­cause it cuts the costs down con­sid­er­ably,” she said.

“It is a mini sam­pler and we still get to have an awe­some day.”

Sun­set in the Park will give Kim an op­por­tu­nity to un­of­fi­cially launch her de­but EP called Let­ters to Letty, which is a col- BE AFRAID, be very afraid.

The Haunt­ing of Oak Beach is set to put the fright into Satur­day night with a fully blown Hal­loween theme park un­veiled.

Hosted by the De­monised Ghoul, more than two acres of Oak Beach have been trans­formed into a scary land­scape com­plete with a Haunted Grave­yard, Pi­rate Cove and Haunted Man­sion.

The event kicks off from 6pm on Satur­day at 31 Bruce Rd, Oak Beach and the pub­lic is in­vited to make a do­na­tion for at­tend­ing. lec­tion of orig­i­nal tracks with an orig­i­nal roots and folk sound.

“There is one acous­tic track with just the two gui­tars the rest is full pro­duc­tion recorded in Cairns with Nigel Pe­grum - his first client years ago when he came here from the UK was Diane Cilento,” she said.

“One of the tracks on my al­bum is called Who’s to Blame, which is about the stolen gen­er­a­tion and was in­spired by a lo­cal Moss­man lady who shared her story with me.

“She was stolen from her fam­ily as a child and re­con­nected with them, which was very mov­ing and an­other is more of an en­vi­ron­men­tal song, for peo­ple to open their eyes and to be aware.”

There will also be 12 other acts play­ing along­side Kim at Sun­set in the Park this week­end, with mu­sic rang­ing from rock to blues.

“There will be a bit of every­thing, song­writer so­los, blues bands, cloud nine band, Mere­ana will be do­ing a spot with guests and Omid Masters with his band, Tonic and more,” she said.

“We’ve also given a lot of the younger per­form­ers like the Kan’d Peaches an op­por­tu­nity play.

“It’s good be­cause it gives us an op­por­tu­nity to make some noise and we will be do­ing pe­ti­tions in sup­port of the live mu­sic precinct, if we can get 500 sig­na­tures on that day it would be amaz­ing.”

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend the all ages, fam­ily-friendly event, which costs $10 for adults and is free for chil­dren un­der 12.

“I just love see­ing the kids run around and mum and dad are able to re­lax while the kids have a boo­gie,” Kim said.

“It’s the per­fect af­ter­noon, come and bring your rug, plonk your butt on the grass, kick back, have a beer and en­joy some awe­some live mu­sic.”

Tick­ets will be avail­able at the door and part of pro­ceeds will go to­wards a lo­cal char­ity.

Photo by TOM LEE

Be afraid: the Haunt­ing of Oak Beach is on Satur­day night

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