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Moorngag Music Stage & Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
Date: Sunday 5 November
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Age Restrictions: None

Venue & Location

Moorngag Hall and Recreation Reserve, 2206 Samaria Road, Moorngag
Get set to enjoy warm hearted country hospitality and entertainment.
The Balloon Association of Victoria will transform the night skies of Moorngag with a hot air balloon night glow (weather permitting) featuring live music by local talented musicians. Bring your own chairs or picnic rug.

Food and beverage available to purchase. No BYO alcohol. No dogs.

BUS SERVICE FROM BENALLA

A FREE bus service sponsored by Benalla Bus Lines will be available subject to demand. Bookings essential.

Departs from the Benalla Library, 2 Fawckner Drive, at 5.30pm and travels to Moorngag Recreation Reserve. Departs Moorngag at 9.30pm returning to Benalla at approximately 9.50pm.

For bookings contact Benalla Bus Lines on 03 5762 6566

Departs from the Benalla Library, 2 Fawckner Drive, at 5.30pm and travels to Moorngag Recreation Reserve. Departs Moorngag at 9.30pm returning to Benalla at approximately 9.50pm.

For bookings contact Benalla Bus Lines on 03 5762 6566

Stage Line up

6:00pm TREVOR JOYCE

An acoustic story-teller, Trevor’s gentle mix of melodic folk and soft rock tells tales of a life lived to the full in a relaxing country style. Let the gentle melodies and mellow vocal talents of Trevor Joyce become the background for your best Benalla Rural City life.

6:45pm BROKEN CREEK

Broken Creek are an Old-time Australiana duo who tell stories of outsiders from Australia’s past and present. They grew up in rural Victoria steeped in bushbands and balladeers before releasing ‘Small Town Anthropologies’ (2022), drawing on Old Time banjo and country fiddle traditions.

Broken Creek (Erin and Lachlan Heycox) will take you on a journey through small-town Australia, Ireland, Scotland and the Appalachian mountains of America with intricate arrangements of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and voice. Participants from the Pop Up Choir workshop held in Baddaginnie earlier in the day will perform on stage inspired by the Australian landscape, an Australian sea shantly and an original Broken Creek song from Broken Creek’s album inspired by the local area.

7.30pm DIRTY RATS

Dirty Rats are an Aussie pub rock band, playing beer barns and inner city clubs throughout Melbourne and country Victoria. Over the last 30 years, the band have developed a sound that is typically Australian hard rock, think AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, but listen closely and influences from MC5, Motorhead and even some punk rock can be heard. They have developed a loyal fanbase both here and overseas based on their critically acclaimed first album, Rock n Roll, amazing follow up album, End in Tears and high energy shows purely for the enjoyment of playing loud “balls to the wall” rock. The Dirty Rats acoustic line up that will be performing at Moorngag, comprises original rat, Jamie Beovich and Wayne Rich playing acoustic versions of their greatest hits. If you like your rock loud, hard and old school, Dirty Rats are the band for you.

8.15pm THE COUNTERFEITS

A local youth 3 piece grunge/alternative rock band based in North-East Victoria. Influenced by bands such as Silverchair, Alice in chains, Nirvana and Violent Soho.

The music stage is supported by the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program, Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Victoria.

Contact:

For more information contact the Council’s Events Coordinator
on (03) 5760 2600 or email benalla.festival@benalla.vic.gov.au