Thrillbilly Stomp and other Australia Day acts
Iconic bush band to deliver Australia Day thrills under the Big Top
THRILLBILLY Stomp wind Celtic, Cajun and Bluegrass influences into one tightly wound ball of furious folk energy. The Lismore five-piece features Bill Bradney on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Liz Edwards on accordion and vocals, Adam Button on drums and vocals, Nirvana Glassy on bass and Rebecca Hindmarsh on six-string fiddle.
The bush band and Woodford Folk Festival favourites have captivated audiences near and far with their instrumental flair and three-part vocal harmonies since the group formed in 2005.
Delivering infectious, hand-clapping, foot-stomping, thigh-slapping covers and originals, Thrillbilly Stomp are one of four bands playing under the Big Top at the Gold Coast City Council’s Australia Day Celebrations on Saturday. They are joined by Blue Skillet, Dingo and Cook Islanders Cultural Group.
Australia Day Celebrations feature entertainment, food and fun designed to satisfy both young and old.
The program runs from 10am to 4pm and features everything from woodchopping championships to sheep shearing, whip cracking and snake shows.
Entertainment includes a family circus, pony and $3 carnival rides, free face-painting, an animal nursery, magic tricks and puppet shows.
World Surfing Champion Joel Parkinson will be handed the keys to the City at 11.30am.
The GCCC Australia Day Celebration is an alcoholfree event. To see the full program go to goldcoast.qld.gov.au.
Thrillbilly Stomp play Evandale Parklands, Surfers Paradise, on Saturday.
More Australia Day gigs, Page 30.
Lismore bush band Thrillbilly Stomp.