Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - MARQUESSA O’LEARY

TOWNSVILLE is get­ting ready rock with two iconic bands set head­line an up­com­ing fes­ti­val.

Two- time Aria Award win­ners Men­tal as Any­thing, and chart top­pers The Ra­di­a­tors will play at Townsville Rock Fest.

Event co- or­gan­iser Tammy Roberts said the fes­ti­val would com­bine old and new styles of rock.

“We are so ex­cited to be wel­com­ing Men­tal as Any­thing and The Ra­di­a­tors to Townsville for the Rock Fest, and can’t wait to make this the best out­door music ex­pe­ri­ence we can for the city,” she said.

Or­gan­is­ers aim to cel­e­brate new and up­com­ing Townsville tal­ent by award­ing the third head­line spot to the win­ner of a Bat­tle of the Bands com­pe­ti­tion, to be held in Au­gust.

“It was also im­por­tant for us to recog­nise Townsville’s in­cred­i­ble lo­cal tal­ent at the fes­ti­val, so well as hav­ing two lo­cal bands as sup­port acts, one Townsville group will be named as a head­liner along­side the na­tional acts,” Mrs Roberts said.

“The Bat­tle of the Bands held at the Her­bert Ho­tel in the lead up to the Rock Fest will be a great ad­di­tional event to show­case the mu­si­cians that form the lifeblood of our city’s music scene, and will give one of them the op­por­tu­nity to have their name up in the lights along­side the time­less Men­tal as Any­thing and The Ra­di­a­tors.”

The Townsville Rock Fest will take place at the Mur­ray Sport­ing Com­plex on Oc­to­ber 14 from 3pm. to to

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