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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Wallaby Creek Festival a success

THE Wallaby Creek Festival 2023, held from September 22 to 24 in Rossville, Tropical North Queensland, proved to be an overwhelming success, marking its 21st anniversary in grand style.

Festival Director Jen Midgely expressed her delight, saying, “This year’s Wallaby Creek Festival has been a phenomenal celebration of music, art, and community. It’s truly heartwarming to witness the incredible support from our festival-goers, volunteers and artists alike.”

Attracting music and arts enthusiasts from all corners of Australia, Wallaby Creek Festival 2023 was a testament to the enduring appeal of this iconic event.

The festival showcased a diverse line up of talent, with standout performances from fan-favourite acts such as Tijuana Cartel, Hussy Hicks, Nathan Cavaleri, Zennith, and Julian Belbachir.

One of the festival’s crowning achievements was its fundraising efforts which saw more than $20,000 raised towards purchasing the festival site.

The purchase of the block will ensure the festival’s continuation for years to come, further solidifying its place as a beloved institution in Cape York.

Festival Director Jen Midgely said the generosity of attendees and supporters was astounding.

“All fundraising contributions go towards helping us guarantee that Wallaby Creek Festival will remain a vital part of our community for generations,” she said.

Over its 21-year history, the Wallaby Creek Festival has evolved into one of Cape York’s favourite family-friendly events.

Its inclusive atmosphere, diverse entertainment options, and commitment to fostering a sense of community have made it a must-visit experience for families from all over the region and beyond.

The festival’s reputation for providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all ages continues to grow year after year.

As the dust settles on Wallaby Creek Festival 2023, festival-goers can already mark their calendars for next year’s edition. Wallaby Creek Festival 2024 is set to take place from September 20 to 22, promising another unforgettable weekend of music, art, and community spirit.

Jen Midgly also expressed heartfelt thanks to all the crew, artists, volunteers, contractors, and sponsors.

“We really are profoundly grateful to our community, especially our team of volunteers and sponsors,” she said.

“Without their ongoing support, dedication, and partnership our little festival simply wouldn’t be possible.”

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: First Nations tourism flourishing in FNQ and Office opening a major milestone for Torres Strait Islander families.

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