Hillbilly’s back on the road
THE Hillbilly Goats and 10 large punnets of strawberries have set the scene for the 2013 Red Fest in Brisbane, in which they will be one of the headlining acts.
After a successful album launch at the Court House in Port Douglas last night, the Goats are en route to Brisbane to join in the fun of the Red Fest, originally known as the Strawberry Festival.
Goat Boy Bryce Wearne said they were invited to play at the festival by organisers who are also involved in the Yepoon Village Festival and the Bluegrass Convention and decided the Goats had to go Red.
‘‘They asked us to do that photograph to put on the front page of their local paper and program because we are such a colourful act,’’ he said.
‘‘It was funny, we took the strawberries out to Irvinebank for the photoshoot and had all the kids hanging around waiting for us to finish and every kid at Irvinebank dived in and demolished those strawberries.
‘‘Our main reason for going is that Mahney and myself and Goat Jester are all from Brisbane and it’s great to be able to play in a festival where we originally came from.’’
The Hillbilly Goats are growing in popularity - almost as famous as their goat mascot - with a busy line up following their successful tour at the Gympie Music Muster with packed out crowds.
After the Red Fest the Goats will be flying back ready for the Glengarry Music Muster on September 14 at the Glengarry Holiday Park from 4pm, playing alongside bill-topper Adam Brand.
Next on the schedule is Wallaby Creek Festival on September 27 to 29, before going straight to Northern New South Wales touring major festivals for a month.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS: The Hillbilly Goats head out to the Red Fest