Offbeat Music Festival presents PARK SOUNDS

Pack your picnic rug and gather your tribe to come along to PARK SOUNDS on Sunday 26 March as part of the OFFBEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL weekend.  PARK SOUNDS is a family-friendly FREE community and music event held in Dick Caplick Park Eumundi, presented by the Imperial Hotel Eumundi with assistance from the team at Experience Eumundi.

The family fun begins with free children’s workshops from local artists and creators, starting at 11am and running right through until 2pm. Workshops will include Paper Flower Making with Chony’s Art Room, Bush Critter and Crown Making with Nature Weavers; Flower Wiring with Eumundi & Co; and face painting by Miss Donna. All activities are FREE and open to kids of all ages. No registration required, but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

From 12.30pm, The Gubbi Gubbi Dancers will take to the stage, sharing their traditional dances and stories for a special PARK SOUNDS Welcome to Country.

It’s then all about the music (through til 5pm), with a line-up featuring AMPERSAND, DARYL JAMES, JAM & SCONES and THE STEELE SYNDICATE.

About the bands:

AMPERSAND

Ampersand is an entertaining, energetic and ever evolving line-up of some of the best young and upcoming talent in Noosa and surrounds. Performing music from a variety of genres, with a distinctive and unique fusion style, the members share a strong work ethic and love of creating music. Ampersand took out the 1st Place Best Band and People’s Choice Awards at the 2022 Noosa Busking Competition and are working on originals with the goal of a debut album/EP. 

DARYL JAMES

Multi-instrumentalist and award nominated singer songwriter Daryl James fuses heavy blues with the raw Celtic roots of his North Wales homeland. Wielding a wild array of stringed instruments and custom foot percussion, many a tall tale is sparked to life through his captivating live performances. From his humble beginnings as a factory worker and street busker, Daryl sold everything he owned and purchased his tickets to Australia, armed with little more than a guitar and the clothes on his back.  Two EPs and a critically acclaimed album later, he has two international tours under his belt and has become a festival favourite. With an earthy blend of pure acoustic and gritty overdriven guitars, he plays with innovative tunings, intricate finger-picking and body percussion, to all-out driving blues/rock riffs and powerful solos.

JAM & SCONES

Having formed early last year, the 8-armed organism that is Jam & Scones are rapidly bursting onto the live music scene in Brisbane. If you’re looking for your every nerve to be electrified, you’ve come to see the right gentlemen, who complement rock, funk and reggae classics with groovy new arrangements. With their soaring horns, rich harmonies and energetic stage presence, Jam & Scones are not to be missed.

THE STEEL SYNDICATE

The Steele Syndicate is all about the groove. The Brisbane-based octet is raucous, punchy and fun, with a genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock.  The band packs a roaring, four-piece horn section and a rhythm section to match. They’ve completed numerous east coast tours and expanded their reach on the festival circuit, unleashing evolved, groovier-than-ever tunes onto audiences all around.

Visit www.offbeatmusicfestival.com.au for the full weekend program in and around the Imperial Hotel Eumundi from Friday 24 – Sunday 26 March. 

The ticketed Saturday 25 March OFFBEAT MUSIC FESTIVAL event featuring Thelma Plum, King Stingray, Gretta Ray and Electric Fields alongside a fantastic line up of both interstate and Queensland artists has now sold out.

Additional OFFBEAT side events will also take place at BASK in Eumundi on Friday 24 March. Please visit to www.baskeumundi.com.au to reserve a table.

Offbeat Music Festival is proudly supported by Restart investment to Sustain and Expand Fund (RISE) – an Australian Government initiative.

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