The inaugural Burdekin Unplugged is on at the Burdekin Theatre Forecourt tomorrow night (Friday, August 26) and spectators are promised a great lineup of youth talent.
Eight different acts will take to the stage for the new competition which is being organised by the Burdekin Shire Youth Council.
The entries include one soloist, three duets and four groups – each with a different style and sound.
Burdekin Shire Youth Mayor Sophie Ricca said she was excited about the new event and was hopeful of its success.
“We’ve had really good interest from local performers and even stronger interest from kids who are planning to come along and enjoy the night,” she said.
“We’ve been promoting the event through the media, with posters and on social networking sites and the indications are that we will get a really good turnout.”
Burdekin Unplugged is a free event targeted at youth aged from 12 to 25, however families and residents are welcome to attend.
The event is fully supervised and will be drug and alcohol free. It will run from 7pm to 10pm, with food and drinks going on sale from 6.30pm.
Popular Burdekin band A14 will perform in the guest band slot and the evening will be compered by local musicians Carmelo Quagliata and Jeremy Romeo.
The major sponsors are Sucrogen, the Burdekin Cultural Complex Board and the Lower Burdekin Newspaper Company.
The prizes are:
• Best overall performance – $300 cash sponsored by Sucrogen.
• Performance encouragement award – $100 cash sponsored by the Burdekin Shire Youth Council.
• Best individual talent – more than $200 worth of vouchers from local retailers.
CAPTION: Danielle Torrisi (left) and Brodie Stenning will perform together at the inaugural Burdekin Unplugged alongside guitarist Joel Tuffin (absent).
- Tony Vaccaro 4783 9830 or 0408 194 387
- Tammy Quagliata 47883 9832