Hughenden Music Fest - Prep Mode

Asked to sing at the Hughenden Country Music Festival this weekend, Member for Mount Isa, Rob Katter is hoping to not disappoint crowds as he prepares for the festival.

“I am still getting over a flu, but I am sure once I warm the vocal chords I should be alright” Mr Katter said.

“Community events, such as these are key in bringing people together and displaying the talent that often gets no outlet in these areas.”

Robbie is no stranger to the music scene as his father, KAP Federal Leader and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter was a founder of Australia’s second-biggest Country Music Festival at Charters Towers.

The Hughenden Country Music Festival is an annual event that started in 1992 with a handful of performers in a small corrugated iron shed at the Hughenden Show Grounds.

The event is involves all ages onstage starting as early as ‘Pee-Wee’ category up to ‘Golden Oldies 60+’. The program is jam packed with entertainment, a singing workshop with talented Karen Thomsen, poet’s breakfast and talent quests.

“It’s so adorable, the pee-wee category consists of little ones still in their nappies,” said Cecily Paul, Hughenden Country Music Festival’s Secretary.

“I have been Secretary for eight years and have seen it grow in size each year. It is a big effort that the community gets behind and enjoys.”

Bar and canteen opens tonight at 6:00 pm followed by the official opening at 7:00 pm and closes Sunday 2 August with the last event held at 9:00 am.

For more information follow their Facebook page “Hughenden Country Music Festival”


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