Headland Headliners announced

The Jazz at the Headland Festival will return to Townsville on 13 August, after a sell-out event in 2016. IMAGE: supplied.

After a sell-out event in 2016, the Townsville Jazz Club and Picnic Bay Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) will join forces again later this year for their annual Jazz at the Headland Festival. 

The Festival, which invites people to bring along a camper chair or picnic rug and enjoy some of the best musical talents from across North Queensland overlooking Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island, will feature both newly-formed groups as well as the longest-running Jazz band in the State.

The Pacific Mainstream Jazz Band (PMJB) have played Traditional and Swing Jazz for 43 years, and will perform along with a lineup of Festival favourites including the Borg Collective and the Stokes Nicholson Big Band.

Event Organiser Vicki Salisbury said the partnership with Picnic Bay SLSC has allowed the Festival to transform into the annual event we know today.

“Last year was a huge success, we performed to a sellout crowd and rave reviews.  Our partnership with the Picnic Bay Surf Lifesaving Club has now established this Festival as an annual family friendly event,” said Vicki.

“This year the lineup of performers is more diverse, ranging from fusion sounds of Townsville-based Borg Collecting to the Troppo Jazz Band, a four-piece Dixie Land band from Cairns who will play throughout the day. What could be better then enjoying a relaxed Sunday afternoon, swinging to the sounds of some of best musicians in North Queensland?”

Swing along to the Townsville Jazz Club’s Jazz at the Headland Festival, held at the Picnic Bay SLSC Headland on Sunday, 13 August. Tickets are available now, or can be purchased on the door. For more information, check out the Townsville Jazz Club website.

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