Huge turnout for Tannum festival
MORE than 1500 people attended an aural music sensation at Tannum Sands on Saturday night.
Millennium Esplanade came alive with the first Beach Music Arts (BAM) festival with arts, food stalls and music flowing through the sands and across the ocean at one of the region’s best outdoor venues.
BAM is an initiative of the Boyne Tannum Arts, Business and Community (BTABC) Association and local band Whyte Zebra.
BTABC president Cr Maxine Brushe said it had long wanted to set up such an event, but it had only become possible when local band Whyte Zebra came on board.
Andy Stanhope from Whyte Zebra said the event couldn’t have got a better turnout.
“The gig kicked off at 4pm with a lot of markets and food stalls, with most of the food stalls selling out,” he said.
The music started with the acoustic sounds of Luan Baldwin that was closely followed by Andrew Thompson, who entertained the crowd with his sweet-sounding originals.
The kids were dancing on the grass to 12-year-old Jack Blandford playing acoustic guitar to well-known covers and duo Strictly Ballroom swept the mum and dads off their feet and onto the dance floor.
Finally, three-piece Whyte Zebra took to the stage and wowed the crowd with a solid set of folk and rock originals to close out the night.
Cr Maxine Brushe said BAM would be held at the Millennium Esplanade each month.
BAM will be held at the Millennium Esplanade each month.