Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 September, 2017
The music, the yarns, the comedy, the kids – it’s all on again.
The second instalment of Magic on the Mehi will be held on September 8, 9 & 10, 2017, so head out to “Wandoona” on Gwydirfield Rd, just 5km from Moree & enjoy the festival.
There is a packed line-up to guarantee another fantastic weekend of entertainment.
Seven-time Golden Guitar winner Luke O’Shea will be back to headline the Saturday night concert, local band Avenue For Troy will follow Luke on stage to close out the show while the very popular Jess Holland is the feature act on Friday night.
Comedian Al Glover & local poet & co-organiser Muz Hartin are also back on the bill, singer Merri-May Gill will be popping in on the Friday night & there will be a Kids’ Concert on Saturday afternoon.
A licensed bar will operate on Friday & Saturday, there will be BBQs, coffee, ice-cream, Peter Birch’s Giant Paella, bocce, face-painting & the giant hay bales for the kids to play on.
An extremely wet Friday evening last year has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of organisers Muz Hartin & Mitch Johnstone who were overwhelmed by the response to the inaugural event.
“We received no negative feedback whatsoever, apart from the rain,” Muz said.
“Luke O’Shea was a huge hit so he’ll be back. Luke is one of the shining lights of the Aussie country music scene and should not be missed.”
Muz admitted there was no way they could have staged the event last year without the support of the local community.
“The locals were great with sponsorship, loan of marquees, we received a top grant from the Council & we had some wonderful volunteers,” he said.
Magic on the Mehi kicks off on Friday night, September 8, at 6.30pm with yarns from Muz, comedy from Al Glover & music from Merri-May Gill and Jess Holland with the possibility of a few surprise guests.
On Saturday, gates will open at 1.30pm for a 2pm concert featuring local school students singing, dancing, speaking, playing instruments – anything they choose to do for a bit of fun – plus a performance by the Moree Brass Band.
The Saturday night concert will feature fireworks, Muz & Al Glover, headliner Luke O’Shea and then Avenue For Troy.
Sunday is a very casual Recovery Breaky kicking off at 9am with a Breaky BBQ, a few yarns and the opportunity for some walk-up performances.
This year’s event will support The Westpac Rescue Helicopter and The Pallamallawa Public School.
The Pally School, Moree Lions Club and Moree Scout Group will take turns to man the BBQs.
Cost of entry to the event will be $25 for the Friday night, $15 Saturday Day (for parents of concert kids), $30 all of Saturday while the Sunday breaky recovery is free entry. A weekend pass will cost $50. Kids under-18 get in free.
If you are interested in getting involved in any way please contact Muz on 0419 606116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mel at JCQ P/L on 0267-522154 or email email@example.com