All-star line-up of music stars to sound-off in Toowoomba
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, 16-25 September
The Whitlams Macintosh | Tim Finn | Birds of Tokyo | Montaigne | Emma Louise | The Chantoozies | Eurogliders | Models |Katie Noonan
Australian music royalty is set to perform over three days at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers at the Heritage Bank Live Concert Series. Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Tim Finn, The Whitlams with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra, acclaimed songstress Katie Noonan, and a roll call of musical greats including Birds of Tokyo, Montaigne, Emma Louise, The Chantoozies, Eurogliders and the Models will all contribute to a spectacular concert event. At Sideshow Alley presented by Storage King, super-hot DJs Mashd N Kutcher will lead the charge on stage. (short bios included below and interviews and imagery available on request). It promises to be a blistering weekend of sound with a highlight hard to choose. The stunning breadth of the musical line-up is a reflection of the appeal of the Carnival – an event which merges incredible local talent with leading international names, seamlessly blends music with food, fashion with flowers while showcasing incredible paddock to plate offerings, and unites an entire community with visitors from all over the country, in pure celebration.
Friday, September 16: The Heritage Bank Live Concert Series opens at 5.30pm with uber cool songstress Montaigne, before sublime singer-songwriter Emma Louise takes over with songs from her smash hit album, ‘Jungle.’ She will be followed by Birds of Tokyo and a playlist that boasts some of the biggest rock anthems from recent years.
Saturday, September 17: The music starts at 5.15pm, with platinum pop band The Chantoozies, before rock legends Eurogliders and Models take over for a journey into some of Australia’s most eminent musical moments, and the sounds that defined an entire generation of music lovers.
Sunday, September 18: Celebrated musician, singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns with her new band, Vanguard, before ARIA-Award winning The Whitlams take to the stage with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra. The weekend finishes with the unforgettable and formidable hits of Tim Finn, whose lyrical genius has taken him from Split Enz to Crowded House and onto his acclaimed solo career.
The musical stylings don’t stop there, with big name acts appearing at other events throughout the Carnival:
· Picnic Point will be filled with sounds of folk, jazz, soul, country, rock n roll throughout the Carnival, while heritage listed Queens Park will morph into a dance floor on Sunday 18 September with dance band Triple Beat providing a soundtrack for New Vogue, Old Time and Rock n Roll dancing.
· For those who haven’t yet graduated to indie or rock, DJs Mashd n Kutcher will bring their unique sounds to the Sideshow Alley Stage on Sunday, 18 September from 3.30pm.
· Toowoomba’s magnificent Empire Theatre is hosting an impressive line-up of musical showstoppers, including tenor and composer David Hobson, the Toowoomba Choral Society performing Annie and the Toowoomba Philharmonic Society bringing Grease to the stage. See the full program of dates online at www.tcof.com.au
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the longest-running floral event of its kind in Australia. With a theme of EAT, LAUGH, PLAY, STAY, the just unveiled program features over 50 unique events and experiences, including internationally acclaimed musical acts, award winning gardens, some of the best food and wine to be found in Southern Queensland and a multitude of cultural adventures. In a major floral design coup, three of Australia’s leading names in floral design Charlie Albone, Annita Bokobli and Bart Hassam will also attend.