Far North Queensland has definitely got talent and it will be on show from today at the Port Douglas Carnivale’s annual Port Village Street Art and Music Festival.
Port Douglas Carnivale general manager Roy Weavers said the calibre of artists was sure to be a hit with the crowds as they showcased their talent on Macrossan Street, outside Port Village Shopping Centre.
All performers will have the chance to compete for the title of Carnivale 2015 Street Performer of the Year and $500 worth of prizes.
Heats will be held daily from Monday, May 25 to Friday, May 29, between 10am and 8pm, with the finals taking place on Saturday, May 30, between 10am and 3pm.
Mr Weavers said the free entertainment in the heart of town added a vibrant flavour to the annual festival.
“We introduced this event at last year’s Carnivale and are thrilled that the Port Village Shopping Centre has continued to support it this year,” Mr Weavers said.
“People may be surprised to discover the depth of talent hidden around Far North Queensland, and this is such a great platform for them to get out and show us what they have.”
There will be a mix of known and new performers showcasing their talent at the festival. They include Amy Sugars from Perth, Jeremiah Johnson, Benny and the Clones, Kstar, Shannon from Timber & Wood, Vish-nya (harp, vocals), belly dancers, didgeridoo players, as well as masters of the spoken word and more.
The Port Village Shopping Centre Street Art and Music Festival adds to an event-filled week, which includes AFL Under Lights, Modele 15, the Big Laugh, and theatrical performances at The Clink Theatre.
For more information on the Port Douglas Carnivale visit www.carnivale.com.au or to find out how to become involved in the street art and music festival contact Roy Weavers on 0437 549 110.
Roy Weavers, General Manager Port Douglas Carnivale 2015
Mob: 0437 549 110
Publicity: Tanya Snelling, Strategic PR, 0417 202 663