Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Thousands Expected to Sing under the Stars

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Thousands Expected to Sing under the Stars

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FESTIVE cheer will peak this weekend when an expected crowd of thous- ands gathers in Salt Central Park for the sixth

annual Carols Under the Stars.

The December 11 carols are shaping up to be bigger than ever, and Australian music icon Normie Rowe will headline the night.

The man dubbed Australia's first pop-star by event producer Scott McDuff will play a half-hour set.

"He will treat the crowd to a mix of his hits and Christmas songs,a Mr McDuff said.

Organisers are hopeful the skies will remain starry and attract the strong crowds of years past.

"The 2008 event attracted 5000 people and there is so much support for the event in the area we are expecting similar numbers," Mr McDuff said.

Children's rides will be available from 2pm before the concert kicks off at 7pm.

"Brett Annable will host the event for the sixth year running. He is a very ex- perienced host and singer," he said.

"We have lots of local emerging talent with art- ists like Sophie Stephens, Mikaela Dean, Stephanie Barney and Fraser Lane, Fiona Munroe Dancers Company and Santa himself. …

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