COUNTING DOWN: Wendy Matthews will perform at the long-awaited Stanthorpe Rocks concert this Saturday.
COUNTING DOWN: Wendy Matthews will perform at the long-awaited Stanthorpe Rocks concert this Saturday. Rohan O'Neil

Rain or shine, it’s on

CONTRARY to the popular Wendy Matthews song, it looks like there could be a few clouds in the sky at the Stanthorpe Rocks concert at Ballandean Estate Wines on Saturday.

Showers are predicted for the big event, but concert organiser Ian Wade-Parker is not letting this week's wet weather dampen his spirits.

"We've inspected the grounds and they're dry as a bone," he said.

"All it's done is actually green things up.

"That's one thing about an outdoor event - you can't guarantee what the weather will do. The concert won't stop because of the rain."

Rain, hail or shine, Mr Wade-Parker said organisers were prepared for anything.

He encouraged punters to bring a hat just in case, as the venue offers little shade.

Umbrellas are off-limits, but for a gold coin donation concert-goers are welcome to leave their jackets and bulky belongings in a cloak room manned by the Apple and Grape Young Ambassadors.

The Chill Out Zone will provide a refuge from the elements, with acoustic tunes and two masseuses offering neck and shoulder massages ($15 for 15 minutes).

Vendors in the International Food Village will offer up a selection of hot and cold dishes to delight tastebuds, while boutique beers and Ballandean Estate wines will keep the crowd refreshed.

Sunscreen and ponchos will be on sale at the event.

A final reminder to those travelling by bus - all tickets must be purchased before the event from Ballandean Estate Wines, Print n Copy or from the Stanthorpe Rocks website: www.stanthorperocks.com.au.

Program

 

  • 11am: Gates open
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  • Noon: Whiskey Gully
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  • 1pm: Wendy Matthews
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  • 2.30pm: The Radiators
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  • 4.15pm: Russell Morris
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  • 6pm: Mental As Anything
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  • 7.45pm: Daryl Braithwaite
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