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Lighthouse Festival kicks off Saturday

KEEP A LIGHT ON: Musician Matthew Barker is looking forward to this weekend's Lighthouse Festival and encourages everyone to come along to what is a great family event. Pictured here with Natalie and Harrison Barker. Photo taken on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.
Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
KEEP A LIGHT ON: Musician Matthew Barker is looking forward to this weekend's Lighthouse Festival and encourages everyone to come along to what is a great family event. Pictured here with Natalie and Harrison Barker. Photo taken on Wednesday, 22 October 2014. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

THE Burnett Heads Lighthouse Festival will draw the crowds for the fifth year in a row this Saturday with something for everyone.

The family friendly day will have a range of entertainment from non-stop music to rides and attractions.

Committee chair David Wise said there will be three stages with a variety of genres to suit everyone.

"The main stage headline acts will be Bundaberg-born Carl Wockner, The Bucketseats and The Dirty Creek Boys," Mr Wise said.

"Another stage will have 50's and 60's nostalgia with performers such as Barry Franklin, and the last stage will give up-and-coming acts a chance to perform."

Not only will there be plenty of music to sooth the soul but an arrangement of art and photography will be showcased.

"An open photography section this year with over 200 entries," Mr Wise said.

"Neighbouring regions also submitted artwork so a large range will be on view."

With previous years attracting between 6000-7000 people Mr Wise said he hopes this year to be the biggest yet.

"With the chance of perfect weather it'd be great to see around 8000 - 9000 attend this year," Mr Wise said.

"Not too hot with a nice cool sea breeze is what we are looking for."

The event will kick off from 9am at Jack Norgate Oval and finish at 4pm. Mr Wise encourages the community to join in the festivities and not to forget to slip, slop, slap while enjoying a day out.

Lighthouse Festival WHERE: Jack Norgate Oval, Zunker St, Burnett Heads WHEN: Saturday from 9am-4pm COST: $2 per person or $5 for a family of four

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