John Farnham to headline Festival of Food & Wine

John Farnham


Australia’s most iconic ‘voice’, in John Farnham, will headline the music program at the Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine in Queens Park over the opening weekend of this year’s Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers!

On Sunday September 22, John Farnham will close the opening weekend of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers in what will be an epic music event.
Peter Lock, CEO of Heritage Bank said the news didn’t stop at John Farnham! “The music line-up at The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine this year is nothing short of spectacular.”
“John Farnham is the biggest name we have ever welcomed to the Festival, and we cannot wait to see and hear him play under the lights at Queens Park, to what will be a capacity crowd.”

The Heritage Bank Festival of Food & Wine opens on Friday, September 20 with the all-female, four-piece ensemble Pink Matter laying down a cool neo-soul and urban sound, before Sydney-based performer Sloan Peterson takes over with her modern garage rocks-meets-50s guitar pop. Closing the night is Middle Kids, an indie rock band from Sydney, led by lead singer/guitarist Hannah Joy and her husband, Tim Fitz.

On Saturday, the program opens with famed funk, hip hop, blues, soul and dance music makers Electrik Lemonade before powerhouse tribute band Queen Forever takes over, followed by internationally acclaimed ABBA tribute group Bjorn Again.

On Sunday, the program opens with Brisbane brass fuelled funk festival band Cheap Fakes, before iconic Australian band Dragon takes to the stage.
To close the weekend, the man himself John Farnham will perform in front of an expected capacity crowd.

The Festival also features over 50 produce and wine stalls celebrating flavours straight from the bountiful paddocks, orchards and vineyards of Southern Queensland Country region, cooking demonstrations by acclaimed Australian chef Adrian Richardson, garden design talks by Dave Franklin as well as beer and BBQ master classes and incredible floral installations.

Over 10 glorious days, September 20 to 29, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will shine as Australia’s most beautiful event. Over 1,100 hectares of public parks and private gardens will be on display, shining with over 180,000 plants in full bloom. Gardeners across the city will ensure everything blooms in a perfectly timed carpet of colour for the expected 250,000 locals and visitors who will celebrate the event.

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