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New Festival To Rock Brighton

Sandgate Guide | Jul 26, 2017
Do you go mental as anything for ’80s power ballads? Well, that’s the way it’s gonna be little darlin’ when rock god Daryl Braithwaite headlines a huge line-up of legendary Australian acts at Day on the Bay on October 7. Held at Brighton’s Decker Park, the concert will bring some of Australia’s best-known musicians and entertainers together for five hours of musical power.

Artists on the day include Daryl Braithwaite, Choirboys frontman Mark Gable,  Joe Camilleri, Wendy Matthews and the Eurogliders, with more names to be announced.

Featured band the Eurogliders are excited to be part of the inaugural event.

“It’s a fantastic part of the world and the promoters have put together a great lineup.”

“We’re really looking forward to putting on a great show and catching up with some of our old pals.”

Sandgate District Chamber of Commerce President Bill Gollan says the idea to give the Sandgate and Bayside areas a music festival to share with Brisbane was a long time coming.

“We have been discussing for quite some time that the area deserves an event like this,” he says.

“Other similar events are too far from the Northside, with limited access to public transport, whereas here we are close to buses and trains so people can access the concert easily.”

Bill says people can expect a great time — great music by the bay, great food, great entertainment, a great location near the city and some good old northern Bayside hospitality.

“The acts that we have are really sensational,” he says.

“Daryl Braithwaite is a legend, Joe Camilleri is one of the country’s greatest songwriters, Wendy Matthews is a class act all on her own, and Mark Gable was the lead singer of the Choirboys, who are responsible for some of the greatest songs ever written in Australia.

“We are even hoping to bring Daryl Braithwaite down before the concert to walk on the beach with some of the local race horses, reminiscent of his famous song.”

Bill says this event is a great event for Sandgate and its surrounds as it showcases the local area and celebrates the community.

“We have such a beautiful spot on the northern shores of Moreton Bay, but most importantly, the profits from the concert go back into promoting this community,” he says.

“We also encourage people to explore what the area has to offer after the event and visit our local establishments and great restaurants, which would be of great benefit to Sandgate.”

Gates open at 12.30pm for a 2pm start, with the event wrapping up at 7.30pm with a grand finale of all the performers together.

Tickets are $79 plus booking fee, with a VIP area available for $220 plus booking fee, which includes a food and beverage package.

Tickets on sale now: