Shepparton News

Plenty postponed to April

SHEPPARTON MUSIC FESTIVAL PUSHED INTO NEXT YEAR DUE TO RESTRICTIO­NS, WHILE ACTS HAVE BEEN ADDED

- By Max Stainkamph

Shepparton’s Land of Plenty Festival will still go ahead, with the event officially moved to April 9 next year.

The festival was scheduled for October 30 this year but was forced to shift due to ongoing uncertaint­y around coronaviru­s restrictio­ns.

It will still be at Shepparton Showground­s and current tickets are valid for the new date.

A statement from organisers said people who were unable to attend the 2022 date were eligible for refunds from ticket providers.

‘‘The event will no doubt give the people of Shepparton and surroundin­g areas something to look forward to following a really challengin­g few months of lockdown,’’ organisers said.

Ball Park Music and G Flip will still headline the event, but hiphop group Thundament­als have been replaced by Drapht and Thornhill’s slot will be taken by punk rockers Bodyjar.

Birdz, Teenage Joans, Vince the Kid and Matilda Pearl will also appear at the festival.

Land of Plenty will also give a local band or artist the chance to perform on the main stage.

‘‘Please note that Land of Plenty will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the required government restrictio­ns, and will only take place when safe to do so,’’ organisers said.

To apply, artists from Greater Shepparton can visit www.landofplen­tyfestival.com to share some of their music and tell organisers why they would love to play at Land of Plenty.

 ??  ?? On the mic: Illy performing at the 2019 edition of the Land of Plenty Festival. The 2021 festival has been moved to early 2022. Picture: Lauren Murphy
On the mic: Illy performing at the 2019 edition of the Land of Plenty Festival. The 2021 festival has been moved to early 2022. Picture: Lauren Murphy

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