Local talent rocks Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

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Toowoomba artists join Aussie greats for exciting three-day program of music.

Jasmine Aleisha Duo will perform at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.
Chris Richter and Jasmine Aleisha will be among the quality line-up of entertainment at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

This year’s Festival of Food and Wine at the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will feature nine local performers during the three-day celebration of music, flowers and flavour.

Cardboard Cutouts, Flamingo Blonde, Jasmine Aleisha, Kane Maher, The Van Trio, The Hobsons, Lenna Maree Moxey Duo, The Fibonacci Band and Cool Nights Big Band are the locals set to perform alongside Iconic Australian band The Whitlams, who will perform their Eternal Nightcap album, Vera Blue, Ash Grunwald, The Chantoozies and more.

“It’s with great excitement we announce the local line-up for the Festival of Food and Wine, to be held from September 9–11 in Queens Park, celebrating the best in Australian and local music and of course, local regional produce,” Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Services Committee Chair Cr James O’Shea said.

“This year we’re excited to welcome music makers who have created some of our country’s biggest anthems, as well as standout and emerging local musicians, in a wonderful three days of incredible flavours, produce and wine.”

Greta Stanley will perform at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

Greta Stanley will perform on 9 September.

On the Main Stage on Friday 9 September, Cardboard Cutouts will open the weekend’s festivities.

During their high school years, these Toowoomba boys, also known as the Cardie Cuts, got together and started “blowing the roof off their High School Hall for a few kids in plastic chairs”.

They recorded their first EP and single Good Times last year and members Eliot Argus (vocals and guitar), Jackson Broom (vocals and the bass), Campbell Patterson (vocals and guitar), and Rohan Parker (drums) are set to rock the stage.

Following their performance another local talent James Bartlett, who goes by the name Flamingo Blonde, takes over.

His music has been described by Triple J Unearthed as resonating “with the sound of fresh humid sunshine and cool summer nights”.

INXSIVE will perform at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers.

INXSIVE will take to the Main Stage on 10 September.

The following day will sound very Toowoomba with local performer Jasmine Aleisha Duo (pictured).

Jasmine described her music performances as covering blues, soul and jazz. She made her Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers debut last year and was looking forward to performing again in 2022.

Next up, it’s 25-year music maker, local singer and guitarist Kane Maher, followed by The Van Trio – three local guys with a love for playing covers. Then it’s The Hobsons, with their groovy melodies before Beccy and the Jets, INSXIVE – The INXS Tribute Show, The Chantoozies and Pseudo Echo.

On Sunday 11 September, local vocal and instrumental tutor and performer Lenna Maree Moxey opens before The Fibonacci Band bring their vibrant sounds and extensive genres to life.

Wrapping up the local talent showcase will be Cool Nights Big Band, specialists in Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Swing. Closing Festival is Austin Mackay, Emily Wurramara, Ash Grunwald and The Whitlams with their Eternal Nightcap 25 Year Concert.

Who’s playing?

Friday 9 September from 3pm–10pm:

  • Cardboard Cutouts
  • Flamingo Blonde
  • Greta Stanley
  • Jarryd James
  • Vera Blue.

Saturday 10 September from 10am–10pm:

  • Jasmine Aleisha Duo
  • Kane Maher
  • Van Lil Trio
  • The Hobsons
  • Beccy and the Jets
  • INXSIVE – INXS Tribute Show
  • The Chantoozies
  • Pseudo Echo.

Sunday 11 September from 10am–9pm:

  • Lenna Maree Moxey Duo
  • The Fibonacci Band
  • Cool Nights Big Band
  • Austin Mackay
  • Emily Wurramara
  • Ash Grunwald
  • The Whitlams Eternal Nightcap 25-Year Concert.

In addition to the knockout musical line-up, the Festival of Food and Wine will feature the exclusive Botanical Society area, The Tasting Room bar, Farm to Fork Demonstrations, beer and cocktail bars, the BBQ Pityard, and more than 35 food and wine stalls.

Tickets to the Festival of Food and Wine are on sale now.

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