Yakka Park Music Festival set to be big

THIS weekend is set to be huge for country and rock music lovers.

Lucindale is getting ready to host the inaugural Yakka Park Music Festival which will feature three days of of live acts, starting tomorrow evening.

A huge crowd is expected to come from all over the State and beyond to enjoy a variety of entertainment genres - from country to comedy.

Acts include Winchester Band, Return of Elvis, The Hoffmans, "banjo girl" Taylor Pfeiffer, Des Morgan, Alec Beckett, Graham Hugo, Guido Davis, Gummy Bill, The Electric Horseman and Bill Bedford who does renditions of Slim Dusty tracks.

Lucindale Lions Club is helping to make the event possible and member Jeff Davey, who is organising it with Dave Williams from Wellington, said he was excited to be involved.

"We have been having a great response but we really don't know how many people there will be," Jeff said. "There has been a lot of interest.

"The grounds are looking good after the SE Field Days."

Dave, a show man from way back, said he was approached by the Lucindale community who wanted to see some live music in the town.

"This is the first time we are bringing it to Lucindale," he said. "People can expect one of the best shows they've ever seen down there.

"It will be something really special. We tried to put together a program to try and encourage the younger ones as well...there's something for everyone."

The festival will be in the Elad Shed, Yakka Park, Lucindale, starting at 6pm tomorrow. It costs a gold coin donation for the evening and walk-up acts are encouraged.

On Saturday a full day of music is planned - from 10am to 10pm - for just $15.

Artists will perform two sets of music and food and drinks will be available to buy throughout the day, including a barbecue breakfast and a cooked meal in the evening.

Sunday will round off the weekend with gospel music from about 10am at the cost of a gold coin.

Patrons are reminded the venue is an alcohol-free zone.

There is ample room for on-site camping which costs $10 per night and includes power, showers, toilets and a dump point.

Contact Dave on 0431 901 158 or Jeff on 0428 696 037 for more information and search for "Yakka Park Music Festival" on Facebook.

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