Multicultural Carnival offers two days of music & food

Iconic Australian performer Wendy Matthews will headline a two-day program of entertainment at the Heritage Bank Multicultural Carnival and Wine Fiesta at the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival this weekend.

From 10am on Saturday,  acts including The Moonsets (formerly The Flumes), Calling Bros, Mitch King, Dan Hannaford, and funk band Electrik Lemonade, just to name a few will entertain at two stages in Weeroona Park.

A highlight of the weekend will be the performance by acclaimed singer Wendy Matthews on the Weeroona Park top stage from 3pm to 4pm on Sunday.

The Multicultural Carnival program ranges from traditional Irish musicians The MunsterBucks to Brazilian music from Kimmy & Crew, street-style blues from the James Street Preachers, soul/funk singer Benny D. Williams, Italian tenor Raffaele, and the folk, gypsy and Italian world music of Zumpa.

Also on stage will be Little Steely Brothers, playing hits from Little River Band, Doobie, Brothers, Steely Dan, and The Eagles, the US Band, and local favourites Cole Train and Whiskey Gully.

A special feature of this year’s music program is the performances of the Royal Australian Navy Band at the Weeroona Park Band Shell at 9.30am on Sunday, followed at 10.15am by the Australian Navy Band.

Music will continue until 11pm on Saturday evening and 7pm on Sunday night.

As well as the non-stop music and entertainment, the Multicultural Carnival will feature food from all over the world.

Visitors to Weeroona Park will be able to sample some of the finest of the Granite Belt’s wines, as well as beer and cider, while enjoying the music and relaxed atmosphere of the park.

The Multicultural Carnival and entertainment is made possible by support from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Southern Downs Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Admission to Weeroona Park is $10 for people aged 18 years and over, under 18 years olds free.  

The Multicultural Carnival is part of the final weekend of the 2018 Apple and Grape Harvest Festival, featuring the Channel 7 Grand Parade, street carnival, open gardens, Queensland Grape Crushing Championships, Mt Marlay Fun Run, and Massed Pipe and Drum Bands Display featuring the Australian Army Band and Australian Navy Band.