Here’s cheers to a top Aussie line-up

RIVERLANDERS are set to enjoy some of Australia’s most prominent music acts when a two-day festival takes place at Renmark’s Twenty Third Street Distillery later this year.
Local businesses are set to benefit when the Distillery Days Festival on Sunday, October 1, and Monday, October 2, attracts thousands of visitors to the region.
Day one of the festival boasts artists Kate Ceberano, Daryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Mark Gable and The Offshoot.
Day two will see the Thundamentals, Young Franco, Command Q, Tigerilla and Nakatomi perform.
Twenty Third Street Distillery venue manager Erica Babbage said the music acts would appeal to a wide range of people.
“The acts that we looked at are all so different and it will give locals a chance to see artists that they might not usually get a chance to see,” she said.
“It was important to have acts that would attract people from different age groups and that’s why we went over the two days to try and fill the two days with a range of different artists.
“The phone has been ringing like crazy about the Thundamentals and I think it will be a great experience having them here.”
She said the festival was an “exciting” opportunity to show off the Riverland when an influx of visitors enter the region.
“We want to get as many locals involved as possible which should bring some revenue back to them,” said Ms Babbage.
She said food and beverage stalls would be a key feature of the festival and the event was a chance for local producers to show off their products.
“There will be lots of food and beverages available over the two days,” said Ms Babbage.
“We really tried to keep it as a regional event and have lots of local producers.
“From local coffee vans to getting locals to put up the fencing… we’ve tried to support the locals where we can and that way we’re supporting the region as well.
“I think it’s really nice that we’ve been able to get this across the line. I hope we’ve given Riverlanders something positive to think about and be a part of.”
Ms Babbage said a bus service will be available for festival-goers travelling from other Riverland towns.
She said the distillery will close for normal trade on the Sunday and Monday.
Tickets officially went on sale last night and are available through Fringe Tix.

Jane Kuerschner

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Jane Kuerschner completed a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of South Australia in 2014. She worked as an editorial messenger at The Advertiser before starting as a journalist at the Murray Pioneer. She grew up in Orroroo before completing her high school education and university studies in Adelaide. Jane is passionate about sport and in particular Australian Rules.

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