The empty allotment beside the Wombat Hotel will transform into a mini festival-like scene on December 17 as the village hosts its first Day on the Grass.
The day will feature musicians from around the region who will perform on an outdoor stage – an idea that has taken form in under a week after being pitched to Young’s Anthony Brown of Flux Entertainment.
Anthony – a musician himself – discussed the idea with the team at the Wombat Hotel and within a week information was released to the public who have shown overwhelming interest in the day.
Eight acts both group and individual have already been locked in, with organisers working to secure more ahead of the day.
Local musicians performing on the day include Chalkie White, Pepperjack, Ben and Katie, The Nightshades, The Millards, GMAN, Decibelled and Wella.
All ages will be accommodated for on the day with jumping castles, a watermelon eating competition and activities to keep the kids entertained, as well as a bar operating from the rear of the pub for those over 18. No BYO alcohol, but BYO seating.
“Myself and the team at the Wombat Hotel are very excited about this one; showcasing local musicians and creating an all-aged day out event, transforming the empty allotment behind Wombat Pub into a safe environment for the whole family to enjoy a day out with something for all ages to enjoy,” Anthony said.
The day will run from 12pm until 10.30pm, with a shuttle bus available throughout the day to Young and Harden for $5 per person. Entry into the event is $5 for children, $10 for adults and $25 for a family pass. Powered camping facilities are available at the Wagenbah Oval for those wishing to make a night of it.
Anthony hopes to make it an annual event.
“Coming from a musical background myself, this region lacks events like this one,” he said. “This is something we could benefit from as a community and I am very excited to be a part of this event.”
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