Sizzling start to summer in the City
A combination of perfect summer weather, two live acts at the top of their game and a superb family-friendly atmosphere, resulted in a highly successful Music in the Park concert at Falkland Park, Kinross on Saturday evening.
More than 3,000 thousand concertgoers were on hand to see Bang Bang Betty and the H-Bombs and Peta Lee and The Vibrolators kick off the annual concert series in spectacular style.
A dynamic five-piece outfit, Bang Bang Betty and the H-Bombs showed just why they are often described as ‘a rock n’ roll cocktail of atomic proportions.’
Joining forces with the sultry Peta Lee, The Vibrolators – known as ‘west-coast hipsters of jive, swing and rocking rhythms’ – delivered on their promise of taking audiences on a musical journey back to the 1950s and 60s.
The earlier start time proved popular with patrons with plenty of people arriving at 5.00pm for the children’s activities.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob, who officially opened the proceedings, said it was an impressive sight to look out from the stage and see thousands of people settle in for a free night of entertainment at one of the City’s most picture-perfect locations.
“Our City has a proud tradition of delivering a year-round calendar of high-quality, innovative cultural events that engage and entertain our community as well as foster community spirit. And 2018 is no exception,” he said.
“There truly is something on offer for all interests over the next few weeks and it all culminates in the Joondalup Festival – the region’s biggest free cultural event, which is again expected to attract more than 50,000 people from across the Perth metropolitan area to the Joondalup City Centre.”
A second Music in the Park concert will be staged on Saturday 3 March at Penistone Park, Greenwood, featuring the Milford Street Shakers and Murphy’s Lore.
The 2018 Music in the Park concert series is sponsored by premier partner Healthway – promoting the Make Smoking History message, and media partners Joondalup Weekender and Nova 937.
Concert 2 Saturday 3 March – Penistone Park, Greenwood
Beatlemania featuring The Milford Street Shakers and Murphy’s Lore
The Milford Street Shakers honour The Beatles and the stars who loved them. It’s a tribute show with a twist, covering other musicians’ covers of classic hits. With the famously explosive Milford Street Shakers energy, this special show brings The Beatles’ songs to a 12-piece extravaganza that not only sounds the part but looks it too. Rock out as a diehard fan or discover why generation upon generation falls in love with this iconic music.
Murphy’s Lore has always had a collective love of all things Beatles and has put together a show featuring well-known hits including Here Comes The Sun, Penny Lane and A Hard Day’s Night. Dispensing with wigs and costume changes, Murphy’s Lore concentrates on performing these songs with a focus on sublime harmonies, incredible musicianship and a love for the material that is apparent onstage and that audiences will find infectious.