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Performers have a chance to engage again at Sunshine Sounds Festival

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Music lovers are urged to get in quick for tickets to the inaugural Sunshine Sounds Festival.

The two-day all-ages event will take place at the Eumundi Showgrounds on May 1-2 and it will boast a line-up featuring Kate Miller-Heidke, Busby Marou, Miiesha, Katie Noonan, Asha Jefferies and Sahara Beck.

It will also feature a host of Sunshine Coast artists, including Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-Nui Social Club, The Dreggs and Band of Frequencies.

The boutique festival is being presented by Kin Music, a production company run by superwoman songstress Katie Noonan, who calls Eumundi home and is passionate about inclusivity and all things community.

“We’re super happy to share that the festival programming is 100 percent Queensland  artists, 50 percent First Nations, 50 percent Sunshine Coast and 75 percent female artists,” Katie said.

“On the back of COVID, we’ve set out to create a festival that really brings people together.”

Busby Marou are set to perform at the inaugural Sunshine Sounds Festival.

“Coming together to connect over music is so important for the soul, for community spirit and connection.”

“And that all contributes to wellbeing and happiness, something we all deserve to feel in this topsy-turvy time.”

“It’s also about performers having a chance to engage together again, earn some much-needed money and remember what it feels like to play live again.

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The Sunday program includes a Sunshine Sounds Community Choir, where festival-goers get to join in what promises to be a goosebumps-inducing group singsong for all ages and abilities. There’ll even be pre-fest rehearsals in Eumundi.

Music will be held from 11am – 10pm each day (gates open 10am), with local food and drinks available on-site.

Supporting the event is The Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery, who’ll be serving up fresh brews and locally crafted Folktale Gin over the weekend.

Miiesha will be in action at the Sunshine Sounds Festival.

Sunshine Sounds Festival has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland with an ‘Open Air Grant’. These grants support the activation of outdoor productions and the engagement of local communities in arts and cultural experiences.

The festival has also been supported by the Eumundi Community and District Association (EDCA) and Experience Eumundi.

Sahara Beck is among the line-up for the Sunshine Sounds Festival.

This is a COVID Safe Event, and it is a condition of entry that guests maintain social distancing at all times.

Daily tickets via oztix.com.au, $80 for adults, $40 for kids (under 18 yrs) or $200 for a family pass. Tickets are super limited, so music-lovers are advised to book quick smart.

Sunshine Sounds is a glass free and plastic free event, so please BYO bottle for complimentary water refills thanks to Unity Water.

For more festival info, visit www.sunshinesoundsfestival.com

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