KAP Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter will have a crack at singing on stage at this Saturday’s Charters Towers Country Music Festival.
“I’m sure once I warm up the vocal chords I should be alright. I’m looking forward to singing a couple of Johnny Cash covers. I remember as a kid growing up in the Towers I used to love going to the festival each year, so to play there is an honour,” Robbie said.
“Community events such as these are key to bringing people together, and displaying the talent that often gets no outlet in these areas.”
Robbie is no stranger to the music scene, performing each year at the Hughenden Country Music Festival. His father, KAP Federal Leader and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter was a founder of the Country Music Festival at Charters Towers.
The festival celebrates its 40th year this weekend. It has grown to become one of Australia’s largest Country Music Festivals, featuring leading professional artists and hosting a country music talent search that has started the careers of Samantha McClymont and Brendan Walmsley.
The festival kicks off this Friday at 5 pm with a traditional street parade, followed by 3 days of performing artists and the talent quest at the Charters Towers Showground. Entry and full schedule details are available at http://www.charterstowerscountrymusic.com/Events.html