Missy heads up Mu­sic Botan­ica

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

MU­SIC Botan­ica is back and this time it is set un­der the stars in the beau­ti­ful great out­doors that is the Cairns Botan­i­cal Gar­dens, with a very spe­cial guest.

Chart top­per and award win­ning songstress Missy Hig­gins will play to the crowd on Oc­to­ber 11, along with Trop­i­cal North’s very own The McMe­namins, fill­ing the open air with an­gelic vo­cals and mu­sic.

Af­ter a whirl­wind ca­reer led her to the top of the ARIA charts, Aus­tralia’s sweet­heart Missy Hig­gins trav­elled the world per­form­ing such hits as Scar, The Spe­cial Two, Steer and Ten Days.

Pri­vately, Missy made the de­ci­sion to take a step back from mu­sic and do some­thing else and had a few years out of the spot­light where she penned the songs for last year’s al­bum re­lease ‘‘The Ol’ Raz­zle Daz­zle’’.

She comes to Cairns fresh, hun­gry and re­born and the Mu­sic Botan­ica show is not to be missed.

Pro­vid­ing some great sup­port is The McMe­namins, who are an in­de­pen­dent acous­tic duo that have re­leased four al­bums, re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim, played ma­jor fes­ti­vals and toured Aus­tralia and the US as well as be­ing the sup­port act for such bands as Ben Lee, Ray La­Mon­tagne and The Waifs.

Pack your pic­nic rugs and bas­kets for this spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence on the beau­ti­ful lawns and un­der the stars.

Pro­gram & Events Co­or­di­na­tor, Roz Pap­palardo said ‘‘Missy’s stripped back, acous­tic show in the lush gar­den sur­rounds on a Fri­day evening will be a sub­lime wind down show for the end of the work­ing week and we’re invit­ing guests to bring along their pic­nic blan­kets, take a seat un­der the stars and kick back to yet an­other night of Mu­sic Botan­ica - an out­door event re­served solely for artists the cal­i­bre of Gur­ru­mul, who will play there Sun­day 15 Septem­ber, and past artists such An­gus and Ju­lia Stone and Sarah Blasko.’’

The con­cert will be held on Oc­to­ber 11 at the Flecker Botanic Gar­dens, Collins Av­enue, Edge Hill.

Food and drink will be on sale on the evening but feel free to pack a pic­nic of your own, pic­nic chairs are also wel­come but will be po­si­tioned to­wards the back.

Ad­mis­sion is rea­son­ably priced for the in­ti­mate show, with an adult ticket cost­ing just $58 whilst a child gains en­try for just $30.

Visit www.ticketlink.com.au to pur­chase your ticket.

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