Micks will headline community carnival
COUNTRY singer Michaela Cook recently released a song to give hope to the people of the Whitsundays as they struggled with a marathon recovery after Cyclone Debbie.
And now, she’s returning to the region to entertain and inspire hundreds of locals running the Airlie Beach Triathlon.
Brisbane-based Michaela, or Micks as she is known, said she was hoping to reconnect with “everyone who I met the first time”.
Her new single ‘Everything Will Be Alright’ was especially written for the cyclone-devastated region and has already received more than 250,000 hits on Facebook and YouTube.
Next month, she will headline the Friday night entertainment at the Airlie Beach Triathlon Community Carnival with a “fun, upbeat” acoustic set that will feature her new song.
Airlie Beach Triathlon Community Carnival organiser Stephen Jackson said this was the first time the triathlon, now in its 19th year, had been organised with carnival-related events.
“We want to showcase the area,” he said. “The event is a not-for-profit race, giving people a chance to do the triathlon while at the same time showing off Airlie Beach as a beautiful spot to do it.”
The carnival atmosphere will kick off on Friday, September 1, with Micks playing at 5.45pm and 7.20pm, fireworks at 7.55pm and food trucks, live music, jumping castle and a mechanical bull as part of the festivities from 5pm-8pm. All entertainment is based on a gold coin donation for Ronald McDonald House. Triathlon registration is at www. whitsunday triclub.com.
COMING BACK: Micks will headline the Airlie Beach Triathlon community carnival. to support town Country singer excited