Music festival celebrates love of village

MUSICAL: Saxophonist Wilbur Wilde performing at the 2014 Gundaroo Music Festival. This year’s festival features Mental As Anything and Angry Anderson in partnership with James Southwell and his band.
Nanjing Night Net

THE small community of Gundaroo will hold their annual Gundaroo Music Festival this weekend.

The idea for the festival was started by long time Gundaroo resident Scott Windsor, who loved to spend the day with his family and friends and enjoy some good music.

“Scott was 47 when he passed away on April 17 this year from the crippling effects of Motor Neurone Disease (MND),” Gundaroo Music Festival organisers, Fifty Acres PR member Nina Ravenscroft said.

“Being a keen drummer Scott loved playing and bringing music to the people.”

Mr Windsor struggled with the disease for two and half years.

This year the Gundaroo Music Festival aim is to raise in excess of $50,000, the target they managed to achieve at last year’s festival.

This year’s headline act is well known 80s Aussie band Mental As Anything who will sing all their well known hits such as ‘Mr Natural’, ‘Live It Up’ and many more.

Also lead singer of 70s hard rock band Rose Tattoo, Angry Anderson is teaming up with guitar sensation James Southwell and his band to perform some high-energy rock and roll and blues material.

Other bands performing on the day include local country musician Roo Arcus, the Dorothy-Jane Trio, Dasher and Alice, Bridge Between, Annie and the Armadillos and many more.

There will also be fireworks in the park from 8:30pm.

Previous headline acts have included Enormous Horns in 2013 and Daryl Braithwaite in 2014. Other acts include Aunty Jack, Alice Plumb, The Corbys, Brewn’, Nova Scotia, Marji Curran Band, Kartel, the Borderers and Blue Zoo Groove.

Regular buses will be leaving from the Canberra Carotel Motel at Watson and will also pick up at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) all day from 9:30am until 6:00pm.

They will be departing from Gundaroo to return to Canberra at 10:30am, 12 noon, 1:30pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm and the final one at 10:30pm.

Tickets cost $25 per person or $50 for a family pass.

Pets will also not be allowed entry to the event because of the interactive animal farm and the fireworks.

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