Rock royalty are all set to bring the house down
AUSSIE music icons will soon be on their way to the Granite Belt for the much-anticipated Stanthorpe Rocks concert at Ballandean Estate Wines this Saturday.
As punters prepare for the sold-out event, organiser Ian Wade-Parker has announced $8500 from ticket sales will be donated to the Black Dog Institute on the day.
Dedicated to improving the lives of people impacted by depression and bipolar disorder, the Black Dog Institute works to promote help-seeking, improve treatment outcomes and provide those affected with the tools to stay well.
A spokeswoman from the organisation said the donation would go a long way.
"A donation of $8500 makes a big different to Black Dog," she said.
"It allows to us provide national education programs to the community.
"We offer a range of programs, from public seminars on how to spot the signs of depression, through to school-based programs."
The inaugural concert will feature local outfit Whiskey Gully, set to warm the stage at noon ahead of the major acts, including Daryl Braithwaite, Mental as Anything, Russell Morris and Wendy Matthews.
Buses will depart from various locations in the Stanthorpe CBD at 10.30am, while gates open at Ballandean Estate Wines at 11am.
Organisers estimate the concert will finish by 9pm.
For more information about the event, including a full list of bus services, visit http://www.stanthorperocks.com.au.
Bus tickets must be purchased before the day from Ballandean Estate Wines or Print n Copy, or online at http://www.stanthorperocks.com.au.