Music & Entertainment

Dave Dow

Dave Dow’s blend of roots, soul, R&B, gospel, jazz, funk, Motown, soft rock and current hits means his music appeals to everyone regardless of age or musical preference.

He’s traversed the globe performing from gigs in every outpost of Australia, to New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and China. When not traveling overseas, Dave has supported some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry, and some impressive international visitors. It’s no surprise then to find he can play in front of any kind of audience, from Aboriginal communities to schools and backpacker hostels, to corporate events, gigs at Parliament House and shows in prisons, hospitals, restaurants and churches.

Patrons of the MEAT & Greet BBQ will enjoy his soulful tunes Friday 25th September.

DJ Blake Hamlyn

DJ Blake Hamlyn has been a renowned name in the DJ scene around Rockhampton and South East Queensland for over 15 years.

Expect funky Ibiza lounge tunes as DJ Blake Hamlyn sets the mood at the ‘Hampton’s Beach Party Saturday 26th September.

He will also be performing on Friday 25th September at the Laing O’Rourke Main Stage.

bRad and the Pirates

bRad & The Pirates are excited to bring their fresh new sound to the Capricorn Food & Wine Festival in 2020.

Lead by arguably the most recognised voice in CQ, Brad Villiers (bRad) & join by the amazing musical stylings of Aaron Symonds & James Gordon, bRad & The Pirates are sure to entertain.

With a wide range of repertoire encompassing Top 40 hits to the classics and everything in between, you be wanting to sail the high-seas with the boys. A-Hoy me Hearties!

Catch their swash-buckling tunes on the Laing O’Rourke Main Stage Saturday 26th September.

Brad Villiers

Brad Villiers is a well-recognised local personality and as such is one of the most sought after MC hosts in the Central Queensland area. 

Brad has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning the years. 

His voice is most recognised waking us up in the morning as a popular breakfast radio host.  He has also graced the stage of the Pilbeam Theatre, entertaining the audiences in numerous music theatre lead roles including Jean Valjean in Les Miserables & Mr Banks in Mary Poppins. 

Brad’s hosting has offered him the envious opportunity of rubbing shoulders with celebrity artists during events such as ‘One Hot Night’ to receiving culinary tips from famous chefs at the Capricorn Food & Wine Festivals. 

Indigo Electric

Two of the region’s most widely celebrated vocalists, Angelo Conway (The Short Fall, Kinky Boots) and Amanda Hock (Mamma Mia, Wicked, RedFoot Cabaret) have combined their talents to lead Indigo Electric; a 10-piece high-energy cover band with music ranging from jazz to funk, current top 40, soul, swing and everything in between. Featuring some of the most talented musicians in Central Queensland including a full brass section, Indigo Electric has been a fresh and exciting addition to the local music scene since their debut in mid-2019.

Indigo Electric will be headlining the Laing O’Rouke Main Stage Friday 25th September.

Maddi & the Hoopers

Maddi and the Hoopers features Maddi McDonald (vocals), joined by brothers, Clay Hooper (lead guitar), Dylan Hooper (bass guitar) and Sam Hooper (drums).

The band came together in 2018 and have been playing gigs at local venues in Rockhampton and Yeppoon ever since. They play covers of old favourites, the hottest 100 and anything in between, tied in with a couple of their own original songs. They are known to put unique twists on popular anthems, like their cover of Childish Gambino’s Redbone.

Catch them on the Upper Level Stage, and entertaining Twilight Tastings patrons Saturday 26th September.

The Short Fall

Brothers in blood and in music, The Short Fall are Angelo and Ryan Conway. The siblings have earned a reputation as one of regional Queensland’s hardest working and most sought after live bands, performing with both original music & as corporate entertainers. With harmonies reminiscent of Crowded House, The Short Fall’s current single ‘Wait for me’ is a song about finding hope in dark times and is the perfect track for lovers of catchy guitar-driven pop rock.

Catch them headlining the Laing O’Rouke main stage Saturday 26th September.

RELIC

Live ROCK like it should be!

RELIC is the culmination of reuniting the talents and experience of four musicians who honed their skills working the pubs and clubs of Central Qld and beyond since the early 80s.

Catch them on the Upper Level Stage, and entertaining Twilight Tastings patrons Saturday 26th September.

Zac Cross Band

Zac may have been born with a guitar in his hand. It is his lifelong dream to entertain. In 2015 he joined forces with Christian to form All Class. In 2019 the boys have decided to make a real go of things, they had dropped the All Class tag, and become the ‘Zac Cross Band’. Adding to the duo are insane guitarist Lachy and the professionalism of drummer Bailey. With the added punch of these two boys and the time Zac and Christian have already put in, 2020 finally has something good to come out of it, and that is the formation of the ‘Zac Cross Band’

Catch them performing on the Upper Level Stage and for the patrons of the MEAT & Greet BBQ Friday 25th September.

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