The Kinzan Daiko Drummers from Shiwa in Japan are visiting the Apple and Grape Harvest Festival especially for its 50th Anniversary. There has been a strong bond between the two municipal areas and many delegations have been hosted both locally and in the City of Shiwa.
The drummers are making a return to Stanthorpe after their first appearance in 2006. Their last visit attracted one of the largest crowds seen for some time in the multicultural carnival and it is expected this will be repeated in 2016. Look out for their performances in the Saturday 5 March Rebel/The Breeze Street Carnival at around 12.15pm (main street), Heritage Bank Multicultural Carnival and Wine Fiesta (Sunday 6 March around 10:30am) and in the Channel 7 Grand Parade. They will also perform a special drumming exhibition during the Gala Ball.