CQUniversity Village Festival need your help to come, stay and play a little longer

STOP PRESS! Conformation is in.  CQUniversity (CQU) are the naming rights sponsor for the next 3 years.  This in addition to CQUniversity Village Festival’s continuing sponsorship from Tourism and Events Queensland and Livingstone Shire Council.

Last year CQU Village Festival demonstrated an extraordinary $2.84M impact on the Capricorn region economy.  What does that mean?  Well it’s the equivalent of 27.6 annual full-time jobs for the region. In 2018, the Festival Board is working evener harder to broaden the scope and impact footprint of the Festival to deliver even greater economic results.

The CQUniversity Village Festival want local retailers/businesses, accommodation houses, experience providers, restaurants, and community organisations to get involved with this year’s event.

Can you offer CQUniversity Village Festival visitors additional value when they book their accommodation, come to your experience or purchase at your retail outlet? We want to offer visitors an incentive to come, stay and play longer in our region.

To access the additional value offers from businesses, we will ask visitors to mention the Festival and which event they are attending when contacting your organisation. You can email your value add offers to sponsorship@villagefestival.org.au.  In return the Festival would like to offer any value add partners logo representation on our sponsorship page and a mention of your organisation in selected CQUniversity Village Festival Newsletters and social media posts.

How else can you get involved in the Village Festival?

  • Partner with us to run or sponsor an event or arts workshop,
  • Purchase an advertisement in the Official program,
  • Offer a gig to a local artist, performer or musician (we have a great list!), or
  • volunteer to help at an event.

Which venues are hosting Festival events? 

This year to increase the scope for visitors we’re planning art installations, events and activities in Beaman Park, the Queen Street Community Hall, The Strand, Keppel Bay Sailing Club, Yeppoon Town Hall, Whisk and other James Street retailers.

THIS JUST IN A limited number of program spots have opened up on the Festival program. If you a have a gig, or are a local artist or musician who would like to fill those spaces, email us NOW; sponsorship@thevillagefestival.org.au or put in a Venues/artist Expression of Interest form from our website https://thevillagefestival.org.au/ or contact Adam Doherty on 0437 349 061.

If you are interested in helping making this year’s festival a ‘bucket list event in a bucket list location please contact a member of our Board as soon as possible. 

Adam Doherty, Sponsorship and Partnerships sponsorship@thevillagefestival.org.au  0437 349 061.

Jason Pfingst – Talent, Program and Venues, festival@thevillagefestival.org.au, 0429 397 871

Rebecca French – Stakeholder Engagement

Help us make the CQUniversity Village Festival a “bucket list event in a bucket list destination!”

But hurry! We need to hear from you on any of the above by Monday 3 July 2018.

Major Artists Announced!

Three fantastic performers have been announced with some awesome entertainment for everyone!

The Black Sorrows continue to be one of Australia’s most enduring touring bands and a festival favourite. Joe Camilleri launched The Black Sorrows, a loose band of like-minded musicians, in 1984 following the demise of his seminal band Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons the year before. From humble beginnings playing inner-city cafes around Melbourne and selling albums from the boot of a car, Camilleri transformed the band into one of the most sophisticated ensembles in the country.

Ella Hooper is best known as a singer songwriter and her career has developed from the rock of Killing Heidi, who brought a new edge to classic Australian music. A multi award winning musician with 5 Arias to her name, Ella is the youngest person and first woman to receive APRPA’s Songwriter of the Year Award.
Being a multi-media talent, Ella has regular appearances on radio and television including ABC, channel 10’s The Project, Spicks and Specks and has done two killer performances on RockWiz.

And third crowd favourite is Darren Percival, making his second visit to the Yeppoon Foreshore after surprising crowds when he joined James Morrison a couple of years ago. Mr.Percival is back with his unique solo vocal looping swagger and soulful voice like molten velvet. Watch out for his appearances across the Festival program… with some surprises still to come!


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