Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Festival Books in Legends; Rock Royalty to Play in Yeppoon

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Festival Books in Legends; Rock Royalty to Play in Yeppoon

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Byline: Maddelin Mccosker Maddelin.McCosker@capnews.com.au

ICONIC Aussie rock band the Hoodoo Gurus are gearing up to set the CQUniversity Village Festival alight with their greatest hits when they take to the Yeppoon foreshore stage in August.

Festival organisers also announced the 2019 festival will expand to cover two weekends.

Now running from August 2-11, the annual festival combines music, arts and culture on the Capricorn Coast.

Performing their long list of hits, the Hoodoo Gurus will play on Saturday, August 10.

Best known for their ever-popular songs like What's My Scene? and I Want You Back, the addition of the classic rock band is sure to attract large crowds to this year's festival.

As well as announcing the dates and some of the big names that attendees can look forward to, CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Nick Klomp and chair of the festival board Phil Henry said extending the festival was a natural next step for the event, which was founded at Farnborough School in 2003.

"CQUniversity is determined to ensure the Village Festival continues as a beacon on Queensland's events calendar, promoting the best of music, arts and culture," Prof Klomp said.

"Yeppoon is such an iconic location that it deserves to be in the spotlight with such an iconic festival.

"I note that CQUniversity alumni like Amanda Hock are still playing a big part in the festival's growth."

Redfoot Theatre, one of Hock and her husband Travis' creations, will open the 2019 festival with a gala night at Yeppoon Town Hall on Friday, August 2, followed by another performance on the Saturday.

Redfoot will also stage a performance at the Emu Park Community Hall on Friday, August 9.

Mr Henry confirmed the development of a new arts project on the festival's program. …

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