Win­ter­moon has fi­nally ar­rived

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

THE time has ar­rived for the highly an­tic­i­pated 20th Win­ter­moon Fes­ti­val.

Mu­sic lovers from near and far have started to ar­rive at the fes­ti­val site in the pic­turesque val­ley of Cameron’s Pocket, which re­cent rain has made lush and green.

Take the time out for a short drive be­tween Proser­pine and Mackay and head be­hind Calen this week­end to en­joy the di­verse range of mu­sic and work­shops.

There’s sure to be some­thing for ev­ery­one with in­ter­est­ing stalls, tasty food, a beau­ti­ful coun­try lo­ca­tion and the sparkling St He­len’s Creek for some cool wa­ter fun. The fes­ti­val’s three stages – the South­ern Cross stage, Lu­nar stage and Lu­nar Land­ing stage – will give visi­tors a chance to see their favourite acts in both day and night con­cert mode.

The mu­sic pro­gram, which stretches through to mid­night each day, fea­tures an ex­cit­ing mix of bands, duos and soloists sourced for the en­ter­tain­ment and en­joy­ment of fes­ti­val go­ers from all around Aus­tralia.

One band to look out for is Perch Creek, a group of five en­er­getic multi-in­stru­men­tal­ists and vo­cal­ists, four of whom are sib­lings.

The Mel­bourne-based band, who have been per­form­ing for ten years, en­chant lis­ten­ers with a high en­ergy, har­mony driven sound which draws from folk, roots and gospel.

The di­verse in­stru­men­ta­tion, in­clud­ing gui­tar, dou­ble bass, key­board, trom­bone, saw, banjo and tap danc­ing, gives Perch Creek their sig­na­ture unique sound.

Their pop­u­lar­ity has taken them around Aus­tralia and across the globe to the UK, so make sure you do not miss Perch Creek this week­end.

All the venues have plenty of cover for sun or shine and if you for­get your chairs, hay bales will be avail­able for a com­for- table and re­laxed ex­pe­ri­ence.

Be­fore the fes­ti­val bursts into life at 5pm on Fri­day, a mini con­cert will take place tonight from 5pm on the Lu­nar Stage, to get fes­ti­val go­ers ready for the mas­sive week­end to fol­low.

The full pro­gram is now avail­able on the Win­ter­moon web­site and its con­tents are sure to tempt you.

Although camp­ing has sold out due to pop­u­lar de­mand, there are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to buy day/night tick­ets dur­ing this ex­tended week­end.

For an amaz­ing day or week­end ex­pe­ri­ence, look no fur­ther than the Win­ter­moon Fes­ti­val this La­bor Day week­end.

WARM­ING UP: Pop­u­lar band Perch Creek will per­form at the up­com­ing 20th Win­ter­moon Fes­ti­val this week­end.

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