RETURNING FESTIVAL IN SPOTLIGHT
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.
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.