CHARCOAL PORTRAIT: Lighthouse Festival chairperson Sherilee Ramm and volunteer Janice Foster with an artwork by Sarah Philips. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
CHARCOAL PORTRAIT: Lighthouse Festival chairperson Sherilee Ramm and volunteer Janice Foster with an artwork by Sarah Philips. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Lighthouse Festival set to light up the night sky

FIREWORKS, entertainment and countless activities to entertain the kids will make Burnett Heads the place to be this Saturday for the annual Lighthouse Festival.

Committee spokesman David Wise said the quality line-up of entertainment included Australian country singer James Blundell.

"It's really exciting that the festival has grown to one that we are able to secure established artists such as James Blundell," he said.

"We're also about showcasing local artists and we have a lot of younger people - generally school aged - who will be performing."

Mr Wise said this year's festival would also test a new time frame, starting later in the day and continuing into the evening.

"One of the things we've had feedback on is that it's too hot so this year we're trialling starting at midday and going though until 8pm," he said.

"That's allowed us to add some night time events so we have a fireworks display at the end of the festival at 8pm and a special laser show on the historical lighthouse."

Mr Wise said as part of the festival children could get involved in a wide range of free activities with arts and crafts, music workshops and stalls as well as priced attractions including Segway rides, helicopter joy flights and camel rides.

Mr Wise said given the festival was being held on Halloween, there would also be a trick or treat station and a Zombie Walk from the main stage at 7pm.

The region's artists will also showcase their talents with an art and photography exhibition at the Community Hall in Zunker St.



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