Rock­ing the last night

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

CEL­E­BRATE the last night of Car­ni­vale on Satur­day with good mu­sic at the fes­ti­val fi­nale ‘‘ A Taste of Par­adise Con­cert’’ fea­tur­ing Aus­tralian le­gend Daryl Braith­waite.

Start­ing out as the singer in the hugely suc­cess­ful band Sherbet, Braith­waite later went on to have an equally suc­cess­ful solo ca­reer af­ter launch­ing out on his own in 1988 with hits in­clud­ing One Sum­mer and The Horses.

Sup­port­ing Braith­waite will be pop­u­lar lo­cal acts Wil­low Wil­lis, known for her orig­i­nal acous­tic sound with her lat­est mu­sic com­bin­ing folk, rock, clas­si­cal and jazz, and Benny and the Clones who are reg­u­lars on the lo­cal fes­ti­val cir­cuit.

Sher­a­ton Mi­rage gen­eral man­ager Lach­lan Walker said they were ex­cited to be host­ing the event to­gether with Port Dou­glas Car­ni­vale and had also ar­ranged su­per­vised child mind­ing on the night of the con­cert.

‘‘ We want fam­i­lies to come out and have a good time with­out have to worry about their chil­dren,’’ he said.

The child-mind­ing will run from 7pm to 10.45pm and will be avail­able for chil­dren aged be­tween four and 12 years. There will be kids food, juice, chil­dren’s movies, paint­ing, board games, com­puter games and gen­eral in­door ac­tiv­i­ties and costs $ 19 per child and needs to be pre­booked.

The con­cert will also fea­ture a range of food stalls on the night serv­ing hot dogs, beef slid­ers, but­ter chicken curry and fried hokkien noo­dles and the La­goons restau­rant seafood buffet will also be of­fered at a dis­count for those with a con­cert ticket.

The evening will culi­mate with a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play.

Con­cert tick­ets are $35 and can be pur­chased on l ine at www. car­ni­vale. com. au and child- mind­ing book­ings are es­sen­tial by email­ing portdou­glas.events@sher­a­ton.com or call 4099 5888 and ask for Sa­man­tha Lusk. Babysit­ting can be ar­ranged for kids un­der four years.

READY TO ROCK: Daryl Braith­waite

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