RE­TURN­ING FES­TI­VAL IN SPOT­LIGHT

Stanthorpe Border Post - - FRONT PAGE -

AF­TER 12 months of an­tic­i­pa­tion the sec­ond ever Johnny Cash Coun­try Fes­ti­val has come and gone.

More than 600 peo­ple poured into the Stan­thorpe Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre on Satur­day night for the fes­ti­val’s main event, head­lined by Dale Hooper.

The fes­ti­val ode to Cash got un­der way Fri­day evening be­fore con­tin­u­ing en­ter­tain­ment on Satur­day morn­ing and then late into the night.

“It was a big suc­cess,” fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Brian Wil­mott said.

“We learned a lot from last year. We’re still go­ing and learn­ing.

“It re­ally is ter­rific for Stan­thorpe and we can’t wait to bring it back in 2019,” he said.

PHO­TOS: GLENDA RI­LEY

SET TO SHINE: Dale Hooper and Bruce McCum­stie with back­ing band the Ten­nessee Drifters.

Bruce McCum­stie as Wil­lie Nel­son.

Tanya and Si­mon Hamil­ton.

Gidge and John An­der­son.

Wayne Ras­mussen - Best dressed Johnny Cash and Kerry Tait - Best dressed June Carter (with harp­si­chord).

An­nie Mitchell and Er­rol Schloss.

Peter Hors­field and Bill Jack­son.

Julie Var­ley and Stenna Jack­son.

Head­liner Dale Hooper and his band per­form.

Zoe Collins and fes­ti­val co-or­gan­iser Sarah Wil­mott.

The Blue Vi­o­lets per­form in the pi­azza Satur­day morn­ing.

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