Excitement grows with festival line-up

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Excitement grows with festival line-up

The line-up for the Port Douglas Community Garden Festival on 24 March has been released with some brilliant acts to hit the stage.

The Cold Water Band will headline the free festival which will coincide with State election voting at the Port Douglas Community Hall.

Patrick Nandy manages the band who hails from Wujal Wujal and he said the rockin' reggae musos are pumped at the prospect of playing on the Main Stage.

"The boys are really keen," he said. "The boys played at the Mossman Show last year and Fogarty Park (as part of the Cairns Indigenous Arts Festival), they can't wait."

Other bands who have donated their time to perform at the festival include the Hillbilly Goats, The Walker Brothers, and a number of other local artists who feature on the Community Garden CD launched recently.

It will be a full day of entertainment in Mowbray Street with Indigenous cultural displays by Kuku Yalanji, art displays, movie screenings at the Clink Theatre, drama productions by students from the Mossman State High School, sporting displays, and much more.

Community Garden project manager Kevin Eldridge said the support to date has been overwhelming.

"We're very, very excited. It's a busy time organising it all. There are other people who are putting up their hands left, right and centre who maybe haven't been part of it from the start, all just going 'wow, let's get on board and help.'"

Festivities kick off at 9am on Saturday 24 March.

Main Stage

9am - Midday: Origin Espresso Youth Singer/Songwriter Competition
Midday - 12.30pm: Mossman State High School Jazz Band
12.30pm - 3.30pm: Port Douglas Community Garden CD Musicians
3.30pm - 4.30pm: Hillbilly Goats
4.30pm - 5.30pm: The Walker Brothers
5.30pm - 6.30pm: Cold Water Band

2nd Stage

Tons of other local musicians  

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