Wynnum Fringe 2021 will kick start its program with a one-day outdoor Rock the Bay concert on October 9 on the front lawn of Iona College, Lindum.
The concert will be a taster for the main event from November 16 to 21.
The concert will be headlined by Eurovision queen Kate Miller-Heidke, Cold Chisel founding member and guitarist Ian Moss, former Little River Band frontman Glenn Shorrock and rocker Sarah McLeod of The Superjesus.
Rock royalty Kate Ceberano and '90s pop duo Bachelor Girl will join the party remotely, performing a virtual set of their most-loved songs, streamed exclusively to Rock the Bay.
The local lineup includes Luke Kennedy and Mark Sholtez, folk-pop duo Women in Docs plus the electro-pop stylings of Ella Fence and Lucid Safari's reggae-tinged vibes.
Kicking things off is Minjerribah's (North Stradbroke Island) Yulu Burri Ba Dancers presenting a Welcome to Country with a twist.
Wynnum-based producer, performing artist, actor and singer Tom Oliver said he was thrilled to bring such a high calibre of Australian musical talent to the bay.
"Having performed at outdoor concerts such as A Day on the Green and being a music tragic myself, I love the vibe of music festivals and wanted to bring that to my hometown, Wynnum," Mr Oliver said.
"For the performers and audience, it's a great opportunity to celebrate and support the music industry, with classic tracks performed by our heroes from the '70s, '80s and '90s alongside new tunes from local talent creating the next phase of our musical culture.
"Music allows people to escape the everyday and I'm keen to create these opportunities where we can come together as a community and just have a good time, especially right now," he said.
The musical momentum will carry through to the second annual Wynnum Fringe, which will up the ante to build on the runaway success of last year's festival, which staged more than 50 events with 150 artists performing for an in-person and online global audience of 45,000 within a COVID-safe environment across three days.
Wynnum Fringe 2021 will establish the festival as an annual event, expanding its offering and footprint with an extended six-day program of free and ticketed shows across more local venues to be announced in the coming months.
For tickets and to view the full program, visit wynnumfringe.com
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