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Bluewater Festival 2019

Story: Christine Chamberlain  | Photo: Paul Neil
Mar 25, 2019
Bluewater Festival 2019
Rock into the Easter long weekend to the sounds of Cold Chisel and Creedence Clearwater Revival at this years Bluewater Festival on Good Friday.

Fronted by master rock vocalist Carter Roser, tribute bands Chisel Revived and Creedence Clearwater Revived will headline the Bluewater Beach Party, the festival’s afternoon of live entertainment.

Each year the Sandgate and Districts Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual free festival at Moora Park, Shorncliffe, to celebrate the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

The full day’s schedule will kick off at 8am with a yoga session on the beach, followed by the arrival of the Easter Bunny at 10.30am.

The Shorncliffe Pier is a great place to take in the festival and catch the start of the 71st Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, starting with the firing of the canon at 11am.

“We welcome locals and visitors to come down to celebrate the start of the iconic yacht race and relax with family and friends amongst food, markets, rides, entertainment and more,” Chamber president Bill Gollan said.

Live entertainment will begin at 11.45am with guitar and vocalist Chris Talbot, followed by award-winning Kangagang children’s show at 12.30pm, and will continue all day.

Food and a great selection of markets, crafts and information stalls will line the waterfront and the foot of the pier.

There will be amusements rides for all ages, including a train running from Cliff Street, Sandgate along Lovers Walk to the festival for a gold coin donation.

The Bluewater Beach Party kicks off at 4pm showcasing Buster’s Duelling Piano followed by Creedence and Cold Chisel tribute shows, and a fireworks finale on the water at 7.30pm.

In a tribute to the music of master songwriter John Fogerty, take a trip back to the late 60s with Creedence Clearwater Revived. Hits performed will include Looking Out My Back Door, Proud Mary and Bad Moon Rising.

Chisel Revived is Australia’s number one tribute to the legends of Cold Chisel and Jimmy Barnes. The band will perform much-loved classics like Choirgirl, Cheap Wine, When the War is Over and Flame Trees.

“THESE BANDS WILL BLOW YOU AWAY THINKING IT’S THE REAL DEAL,’’ BILL SAID.

Applications for stall holders is still open and organisers are also calling for local sporting groups to get involved with demonstrations and interactive games.

For more information visit bluewaterfestival.org.au or follow the festival on Facebook.

BLUEWATER FESTIVAL PROGRAM AT  BOTTOM OF FOLLOWING PAGE

FRIDAY 19 APRIL, 2019 – LOWER MOORA PARK + SHORNCLIFFE PIER, 8AM TO 7.30PM
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