All roads will lead to the village of Bungendore on Saturday 15 May for a celebration of local musical talent with the BANG the ‘Dore event.
Across the village in the morning, a variety of musical focused buskers of all ages will perform in different locations with the hope of securing one of the many prizes on offer. The buskers will be judged across eight categories with one being a people’s choice award voted online. All winners will be announced on the main stage later in the afternoon, along with performances of emerging talent from across the Queanbeyan Palerang area. Registration for the busking competition has now closed. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The afternoon headliner acts are an eclectic bunch of emerging musicians from Braidwood, Bungendore and Queanbeyan. The afternoon kicks off at 1.30pm at the main stage in Gibraltar St. Singer-songwriter Lily Morris and her band from Braidwood will get things started, followed by Bungendore hip-hop artist Context featuring Jimmy Pike and DJ Chemi-Cal. To round out the afternoon, Queanbeyan artist, Jerikye Williams will perform a rousing set with a nod to the greats, The Big O, Johnny Cash and Elvis going through to around 5pm.
The village will be buzzing all day with footpath trading and special offers including food options from the cafes and restaurants across the village.
Ellendon Street will come alive with a variety of vendors and their music inspired wares from 9.30am, including:
- Championship Vinyl’s second hand vinyl, CD’s and cassettes, Vintage T-shirts and posters
- Resin Doll Accessories’ retro inspired accessories
- Bungendore Guitars & amps
- The Queanbeyan Hive
- Anglican Church Op-Shop offering a Street Library and music collectables as well as a chill out area
- Rock Star Dress Up
- Sara’s Music T-Shirts and
- Bungendore Rotary sausage sizzle.
Meanwhile, on Gibraltar St, the kids can go crazy in The Courtyard from 10am with music inspired craft.
The road area in front of the Lake George Hotel will be closed to traffic from 11.30am in preparation for the main stage area to kick off at 1.30pm. Bungendore Scouts and their portable fridge with a selection of drinks and ice creams will be available in the afternoon, and the bottle shop will have local vineyard wine tasting under the veranda.