Roaring 20s success
AROUND 1600 people donned their best 1920s garb and wined and dined their way through Food, Wine and A Taste of Port on Saturday night.
Some of the region’s best restaurants showcased their wares for The Great Gatsbythemed evening at Rex Smeal Park.
Event manager Sarah Whip said the new format, with larger restaurant spaces and a different stage location, was a ‘‘roaring 20s success’’.
‘‘Overall it was a really successful evening and we’ll probably keep the same format for next year,’’ she said.
‘‘There were flappers and gangsters everywhere and it was great to see.’’
Far North artists Top Shelf, crooner Rhys Tolhurst and the Montgomery Brothers supported the main act, last year’s The Voice contestants Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes.
‘‘The local supporting talent was excellent and in an ideal showcase,’’ Sarah said.
‘‘Everyone just rocked out.’’