The re­stored stage is set for the first OcTolbo

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

THINGS are in full swing in Col­binab­bin af­ter the an­nounce­ment the town will be join­ing the silo art trail.

So much so, the town is look­ing to get a few events up and run­ning in the hope they’ll be­come an­nual.

The first to be an­nounced is ‘‘OcTolbo’’, a mu­sic day-nighter that will be a first for the town.

Or­gan­ised by the Col­binab­bin Coun­try Ho­tel, OcTolbo will see four bands play­ing through­out the af­ter­noon and into the night at the back of the ho­tel.

James Kenyon, Rosie Burgess and The Lit­tle Lord Street Band will be warm­ing up the crowds be­fore Sal Kim­ber and the Rollin Wheel come out to per­form.

Col­binab­bin Coun­try Ho­tel man­ager Julie Price said the event is a cel­e­bra­tion of things to come.

‘‘With the news of the si­los be­com­ing part of the art trail, we’re ex­cited for what lies ahead,’’ she said.

‘‘As well as the si­los, we’d like to be known for OcTolbo and hope it will be­come an an­nual event in the area.

‘‘The bands are a bit folk-y and so we think they should ap­peal to young and old.’’

As well as the show-stop­ping bands, there’ll also be a spe­cial guest.

‘‘Hen­ri­etta,’’ the Kennedy fam­ily truck (as in Kennedy Wines) has been me­chan­i­cally re­stored and will make an ap­pear­ance as the stage in Colbo on the day.

The event is fam­ily friendly, with un­der 15s free. The fes­tiv­i­ties start at 2pm and go un­til 10pm, with food and bar fa­cil­i­ties.

Tick­ets to the Oc­to­ber 20 event are avail­able for $40 by search­ing OcTolbo on

John and Pat Kennedy with Hen­ri­etta the truck and bot­tles of Hen­ri­etta the wine, which is named af­ter the fam­ily ve­hi­cle.

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