Cassar-Daley secured for festival
THE Lennox Head Cultural and Community Centre has secured its first major act.
One of Australia’s leading country music stars, Troy Cassar-Daley, will play at the coastal village during the Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival in October.
Cassar-Daley will perform at the new centre on Sunday, October 2, and be supported by local talent Jabiru, and Tamworth award winners Brother3 and Margie-May Hockey.
Organiser Carol Stacey said “securing a major national act at the new centre is a major plus for the town and a program of events is planned before and after the show as Lennox goes ‘country’ for a day”.
She said the venue for the concert was changed from one in Ballina to Lennox because of the larger seating capacity and the acoustics of the new building.
Buskers and country music acts will perform free of charge outside the venue prior to the show.
Festival sponsor Blanch’s Bus Company will provide transport to and from Ballina as required.
Tickets for the Cassar-Daley concert are on sale now, with concessions for students and aged pensioners.
A free Troy Cassar-Daley poster will be provided with every ticket purchase.
Visit the festival website to purchase tickets at www.ballinacountrymusic.com or book tickets directly with Just Funkin Music in River Street, Ballina. Adult tickets cost $38.
Mrs Stacey said more than 35 bands and artists have been confirmed for the festival to date, providing entertainment and activities for all ages.
Fawcett Park in Ballina’s CBD will come alive over the weekend on the community stage area, with activities for children and the opportunity to see live, amazing local talent.
Entry to the festival is free of charge with the exception of the headline act show.
Busking registrations are being taken now and there are great cash prizes available.