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Barnesy to rock border

9 Jun, 2022

Aussie rock ‘n’ roll legend Jimmy Barnes will headline a new regional music and arts festival coming to the Border’s Gateway Lakes on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

The launch of the inaugural Borderline Music and Arts Festival will see “Barnesy” feature alongside The Teskey Brothers, Pete Murray and an all-Australian line-up of rock and blues talent at the event being held on the NSW-Victorian border of twin cities Albury-Wodonga.

Up to 10,000 people are expected to attend the regional festival, presented by Triple M and Capital Entertainment, billed as a family-friendly event designed to appeal to generations of music lovers. The festival will also feature a range of art installations, attractions and food and beverage options from local vendors and artists, with a focus on providing something for everyone.

Borderline Music and Arts Festival is expected to grow to become a multi-day festival showcasing both Aussie and international talent in years to come.

Event organiser Daniel McDonald of Capital Entertainment, said community engagement helped form the focus of the festival structure and comes on the back of their Bushfire Appeal Festival fundraiser in 2020 that raised over $180,000 for the CFA, Wires, Wildlife Victoria and other charities.

“We are passionate about bringing live music, tourism and business to regional communities,” Mr McDonald said.

“An event of this kind has the potential to improve regional socio-economic activity by promoting sustainable tourism development with local stakeholders.”

“Our aim is to build and maintain long-lasting relationships with the local councils, tourism bodies, community groups and local businesses to grow to an annual festival attracting many thousands to the border community each year.

Jimmy Barnes will be playing all his classic rock hits joined by The Teskey Brothers, Pete Murray, Glenn Shorrock (Original Lead Singer of Little River Band), Tulliah, Nikki Nicholls and more.

Tickets are on sale at 9am AEST on Thursday 09th June 2022. Tickets are only available at BorderlineFestival.com.au and through Festicket. Patrons are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured. 

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