Fes­ti­val site is ready to rock

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

IT’S all sys­tems go on the cor­ner of Gre­gory Can­non Val­ley and Richard­son Roads, where in just two days, a brand new mu­sic and camp­ing fes­ti­val is sched­uled to take place.

Whit­sun­day Call­ing will be held over Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5 and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 6, fea­tur­ing a line-up of 12 re­gional, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional acts.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser and mu­sic pro­moter John ‘Scratch’ Grey said the lo­gis­tics of the event had been “mind-blow­ing”, but now the 80-acre pri­vate prop­erty was cleared, lev­elled and ready for a max­i­mum of 1800 fes­ti­val­go­ers to start ar­riv­ing on site.

“It’s a true fes­ti­val in a pad­dock and that’s what fes­ti­vals are all about – peo­ple sit back by their tents, car­a­vans and four-wheel-drives, en­joy the sound and check­ing the trees and the hills in the back­ground and most of all they en­joy the mu­sic,” he said.

Bands booked to play at the two-day event in­clude Ash Grun­wald (with mem­bers of the Liv­ing End), Rose Tat­too, the Bondi Ci­gars, New Zealand reg­gae act Katchafire and the Dynosaurs – a “su­per­group” con­sist­ing of mem­bers of ACDC, The An­gels, Choir­boys and Hush.

Mr Grey said this line-up of bands was a real “one-off”.

“The bands I’ve got com­ing – you won’t see them again in this line-up and some of them won’t be around for too much longer – this could be a last call for them,” he said. Campers are wel­come to ar­rive on site and start set­ting up from to­mor­row (Fri­day) morn­ing. Gates to the fes­ti­val of­fi­cially open on Satur­day at 7am.

Mr Grey said pre-ticket sales had been “go­ing well – with a lot more ex­pected on the day”. An adult week­end pass costs $180 with day passes avail­able for $100 (adult) and $50 (youth aged 13-17).

For more in­for­ma­tion and a full list of ticket op­tions, visit www.whit­sun­day­call­ing.com.au.

READY TO GO: Whit­sun­day Call­ing mu­sic fes­ti­val or­gan­iser John 'Scratch' Grey at the fes­ti­val site on Wed­nes­day.

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