Hoozatt Entertainers Dame Edna Beverage and Dolly Parton teach QAL’s Courtney Brown how to entertain the crowd.
Hoozatt Entertainers Dame Edna Beverage and Dolly Parton teach QAL’s Courtney Brown how to entertain the crowd. Chrissy Harris

Beatles to jazz at festival

WHAT a better way to cap off a weekend then jazz, shiraz and good tunes.

Tomorrow night, Kate Ceberano and Carl Reisley take to the Marina stage for the annual Jazz ‘n’ Shiraz evening, sponsored by QAL.

Gladstone Festival and Events co-ordinator Ashleigh Smith said it’s a great night and an all-weather event.

“If it’s raining you’ll have to bring a brolly, but the show will go on,” she said.

Yesterday a huge crowd lined the shores of the Auckland inlet to watch the annual NRG raft race.

Flour bombs flew through the air and water cannons drenched the 17 rafts as they navigated the course in and around the Marina bridge.

The Titanic Award – raft most in need of a refit – went to ‘Top Job 4’, from NRG Gladstone – Operating Services.

There are still plenty of events on today for the whole family, kicking off with the Stockland’s Teddy Bear’s picnic at 10am at the Marina stage.

The Festival Mardi Gras and Bechtel’s street entertainment, as well as kid’s entertainment at the RTA Foodcourt.

And tonight, you’ll be taken back to the 60’s with Beatles tribute band The Beatnix on stage for Bechtel’s festival finale sizzling Saturday.

Cement Australia’s fireworks display finished the evening off.

 

FEST EVENTS

SATURDAY:

10AM - Stockland Gladstone teddy bear’s picnic

10AM – 2PM - Two for one rides at the Festival Mardi Gras

10AM – 4PM – Festival Mardi Gras and Bechtel’s Street Entertainment

11AM – 1pm - RTA’s Live Entertainment (at the RTA Foodcourt)

1PM – 4PM - Free face painting presented by Vantage (at the RTA Foodcourt)

1PM – 1.30PM – QR National Coal presents kids entertainment (at the RTA Foodcourt)

3.30PM – 4PM – QR National Coal presents kids entertainment (at the RTA Foodcourt)

6.30PM - QR National Coal presents kids entertainment

6.30PM – 9.30PM - RTA’s Live entertainment (at the RTA Foodcourt)

7PM - Bechtel’s Festival Finale Sizzling Saturday night featuring the Beatnix

8PM (approx) - Cement Australia’s fireworks display

SUNDAY:

6.30PM - QAL’s Jazz ‘n’ Shiraz featuring Kate Ceberano, Carl Riseley and local jazz band JAG