Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Colour, Fun, Glitz and More; Rockhampton River Festival Time

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Colour, Fun, Glitz and More; Rockhampton River Festival Time

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Byline: Steph Allen Stephanie.Allen@capnews.com.au

See you at the festival

Where: Rockhampton CBD and Riverside precinct July 12-14.

When: Friday 5pm - 10.30pm, Saturday 10am - 10.30pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

More information can be found at https://www.rockhampton riverfestival.com.au/about

ONE of Rockhampton's biggest winter social calendar events is coming closer, with more glitz and fun than ever.

The Adani River Festival will be held on Quay Street's riverside, with a whole host of new activities and surprises and many familiar favourites returning.

One of the key attractions will be a travelling cabaret show, returning after their whirlwind Spiegelesque performance in 2017.

Wayne Scott Kermond and his wife Katie will be bringing the team back together for a new show Panache.

The cabaret and musical theatre star, Kermond (otherwise known by his stage name Vayne) said Panache would evoke "Rockhampton spirits".

Wearing his sparkly shirt and shimmering sequin jacket and flanked by three of Rockhampton's performing stars, Vayne tap-danced his way to the riverfront on Friday to speak about the event.

"It is fantastic to be back here. We are so excited. We were here in a tent but now we are in a real building. I'm going to tap dance for you," the French/German cabaret star said.

"We will have special guests. We don't want to give too much away but I think some local performers will be in our show.

"There will be lots of comedy, lots of dancing, lots of singing, and lots of partying. It's wonderful.

"Rockhampton audiences are fantastic and the show will be fantastic. It's the best in Queensland. I know because I'm performing in it."

Katie Kermond said the cabaret show would also perform after the River Festival for a week at Customs House. …

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