Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Delightful Program Promises an Arts Festival to Remember

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Delightful Program Promises an Arts Festival to Remember

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Janessa Ekert

janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au

EARTHLY Delights is the theme for this year's Mackay Region Festival of Arts.

And the council's festivals and events producer David Gerrand promises it will be C[pounds sterling]hugeC[yen].

The festival was officially launched last night at Lagoons Cafe at Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

C[pounds sterling]It's both the silver anniversary of the festival as well as Mackay's 150th,C[yen] Mr Gerrand said.

To celebrate these two milestones, a new event has been added to the line-up Co the Mackay Sugar Classical in the Cane Fields.

Mackay Sugar has joined the party and will bring the region's cane fields to life with the sounds of contemporary classical music.

C[pounds sterling]This brings some really spunky musicians who cross over into the classical area to perform (in Mackay),C[yen] Mr Gerrand said.

The Jazz Brunch, which was dropped from the program about five years ago, is also back.

C[pounds sterling]Jazz is on the rise again,C[yen] he said. …

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