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Feast of Music for Burdekin Youth this weekend

Trent Bell

GREAT entertainment in a top atmosphere is on offer this Saturday night (April 14) when six bands line up for the Burdekin Band Fest at the Burdekin Theatre Foyer.

Billed as the biggest event on the Burdekin youth calendar, the event guarantees a great night of music.

Burdekin Shire Council Economic and Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said the event, organised by the Burdekin Youth Council, would be drug and alcohol-free and fully supervised.

“It’s a great night out for the region’s youth, because it’s fun and it’s safe,” he said.

“School-aged kids would love the night, but it’s not just for teenagers. The event is open to everyone and we’ve had quite a few mums, dads and grandparents at our previous concerts.

“There also will be food and drinks for sale at the venue on the night.”

Mr Vaccaro said there were a number of bands from the Burdekin, as well as Townsville and Charters Towers.

“Burdekin bands include A Little Left of Centre, Here’s Trouble and Green Whistle, so our local talent will be shine on stage,” he said.

“The event is no longer a competition, so the pressure is off the bands and they can just enjoy the experience.

“And, of course, there will be Trent Bell, our guest performer, who has two sets scheduled for the night.”

Trent Bell will be known to those who follow the reality show X Factor. Last year he made it to the Top 6 under 25 boys and had the opportunity to meet singing superstar Beyonce Knowles.

Trent, a former Townsville boy, is now living in Brisbane where he continues to pursue his dream of being a successful singer/songwriter. Trent has also appeared on Australian Idol in 2009 where he made it to the Top 60 and in X Factor  in 2010 where he made it to the Top 12 of under 25 year boys.

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