Big female voices on stage for carnival
WHILE Australia is enjoying a golden age in female creativity, some commentators still see women as struggling for equal representation on music festival stages and airwaves alike... enter the organisers behind the upcoming Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers who are smashing the old boys club of music festival staging with its highly anticipated Heritage Bank Live Concert Series.
The carnival is leading the charge nationally, with a roll call of music royalty - knockout creatives, legendary singer-songwriters, innovative stars, genre-defying sound-makers, platinum record sellers, multi-Aria award winners, OBE's and hall-of-famers.
Among them, breakthrough songstress Montaigne, sublime singer-songwriter Emma Louise, platinum pop band The Chantoozies and four-time Aria-winning and seven-time platinum selling chanteuse Katie Noonan.
The world-class Australian female musicians underscoring the carnival's concert line-up will set a new standard in future musical festival events.
They perform alongside Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Tim Finn, The Whitlams with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra, Birds of Tokyo, Eurogliders and the Models.
Set across three days at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, the Heritage Bank Live Concert Series promises to be a blistering weekend of sound - an event which merges incredible local talent with leading international names, seamlessly blends music with food, fashion with flowers while showcasing incredible paddock to plate offerings, and unites an entire community with visitors from all over the country, in pure celebration.
Friday, September 16: The Heritage Bank Live Concert Series opens at 5.30pm with songstress Montaigne, before singer-songwriter Emma Louise takes over with songs from her smash hit album, 'Jungle.'
She will be followed by Birds of Tokyo and a playlist that boasts some of the biggest rock anthems from recent years.
Saturday, September 17: The music starts at 5.15pm, with platinum pop band The Chantoozies, before rock legends Eurogliders and Models take over for a journey into some of Australia's most eminent musical moments, and the sounds that defined an entire generation of music lovers.
Sunday, September 18: Celebrated musician, singer and songwriter Katie Noonan returns with her new band, Vanguard, before ARIA-Award winning The Whitlams take to the stage with the Toowoomba Concert Orchestra.
The weekend finishes with the unforgettable and formidable hits of Tim Finn, whose lyrical genius has taken him from Split Enz to Crowded House and onto his acclaimed solo career.
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will run from September 16-25.