Myrtleford Times

Mt Beauty Music Festival returns

Music, cars and more over Anzac weekend

- By JUSTIN JENVEY

THE Mt Beauty Music Festival is returning as a free two-day event on the Anzac weekend.

It will take place at Mt Beauty’s Les Peart Oval on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25.

After being cancelled last year festival president Jocelyn Ceccanti said it was great to be back.

“The committee was really disappoint­ed to not be able to have something last year,” she said.

“We decided to put something that is a bit different to what we’ve done in the past and we’re pretty excited.

“A free event makes it a little more challengin­g, but we’ve been helped by some good supporters and are very grateful to the Alpine Shire Council for helping with funding to be able to put it on.”

A host of acts from the North East will feature including The Shadycrest Family Band, ELK, The Weeping Willows and In The Groove drumming group, however, there will be much more than just music.

“Things will just run during the day, people can bring their own chairs and picnic blankets and set up on the oval,” Ms Ceccanti said.

“There will be food stalls and craft markets to the side of the oval as well as kids shows.

“We’ve invited Wodonga Dog Rescue to come along again and there will also be some presentati­ons by the Into Our Hands Foundation and Alpine Shire Council.”

Another feature of the festival for the second time will be a car show on the Sunday.

“We introduced the car show in 2019 and had about 40 cars, it was really good,” Ms Ceccanti said.

“As a community event we want to cater for a lot of people and that is something that brings people too, so it’s a good complement.

“For the car show we’ve got some big sculptures including a Mad Max car and a giant ‘Transforme­r’ made from car parts.

“It should be a good hit. “With the Anzac Day service happening in the morning we are going to try have a bit of a pause between 11am and midday and then we’ll crank it back up again after that.

“There are some decent trophies for the car show and proceeds will go to the Mt Beauty Car Club.”

More informatio­n on the Mt Beauty Music Festival is available on their Facebook page.

 ??  ?? PERFORMING: The Shadycrest Family Band are one of the acts set to play at the Mt Beauty Music Festival later this month.
PERFORMING: The Shadycrest Family Band are one of the acts set to play at the Mt Beauty Music Festival later this month.

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