SOCIAL PICS: Sunshine Sounds Festival

Sheree Audet and Pepita Ridgeway

The sun shone and little rockers from Eumundi School of Rock shared the stage with an impressive line-up of seasoned performers at SUNSHINE SOUNDS FESTIVAL on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July.

Festival producer Katie Noonan was thrilled with the great sense of community and genuine talent that took to the stage over the two-day event, the second such festival.

“There were so many musical highlights, but there were huge goosebumps watching our young Eumundi School of Rock musicians seize the opportunity to jam with Tim Rogers,” says Katie.  “Tim brought his musical best and also his mentoring best – full of terrific rock n’ roll and life advice for our next generation of musos.”

Eumundi School of Rock musos Nate, Alder, Lacey, Jasper and Senti, and up the back – Vann and Orlando

“The kids absolutely shone on stage, and I think everyone fortunate enough to be there was blown away by their talent and excitement,” she said.

“It’s a special little boutique community festival – and a festival with real heart.”


The all-ages festival showcased a line-up that also featured Katie and Tyrone Noonan of george (performing the 20th anniversary of their award-winning No. 1 double platinum album ‘Polyserena’), Clare Bowditch, Asha Jefferies, Hat Fitz and Cara, Deline Briscoe, JaZZella, Layla Barnett, Zara, Lyndon Davis and the Gubbi Gubbi Dancers, Andrea Kirwin and the Yama-Nui Social Club, Band of Frequencies and much more!

In addition to the music, young festivalgoers embraced the craft activities hosted by Mt Ninderry Art House; Sunshine Coast Council’s Wellness Team hosted zumba and yoga classes and Nova star Productions brought their exceptionally long-legged performers to join in the fun (on stilts!)

Sunshine Sounds Festival was possible thanks to the generous support of major sponsors Sunshine Coast Council and Visit Sunshine Coast, along with key sponsors Regional Arts Australia and Flying Arts, The Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery, Eumundi Community and District Association (EDCA) and Experience Eumundi.

Tim Maiden and Andi Egan brought the big smiles
Tim Darbyshire, Carli Darbyshire, Denyse Darbyshire, Rob Darbyshire with Eumundi School of Rock performer Sam
The Ze’evi family – Michelle and Eran with daughter Emily at front (performing with Eumundi School of Rock)
Smith and Rachel Little
Mischa Elliman, Astrid Elliman, Cindy Cran and Sienna Cran looking cozy
Mel King and Alex Patten enjoying the festival
Laura Bain, Katie Dawson and Esta Syles
Kylie Rowe and her talented daughters Ruby and Eumundi School of Rock Alumni Abbey
Kate Rose and Amanda Brierley
Jarrod Tutbury, Russell Kappar, Dean O’Neil , Jo Chambers and Eumundi School of Rock’s Zara
Grace Stokes and Thales Se Souza visited the festival from Toowoomba and the Gold Coast respectively
Christine Murray and Jen Pashly
Cheyenne Flynn and Frankie Gemmell

Images for Sunshine Sounds Festival by Zoe Worth – Worth Photography



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