2009 Event Cancelled

Flooding forces cancellation of Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival

The Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival which was to be held on 18 – 19 April has been cancelled due to flooding. The Festival will be held again on 17 – 18 April 2010.

The annual event is held to benefit SIDS and Kids Queensland, attracting up to 2000 visitors and some of Australia’s greatest jazz and blues musicians.

Read the Cancellation Message from Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Inc and some of the many emails from Festival supporters.

 

Organisers Marg and David Gillespie say their family property at Traveston, 20 minutes south of Gympie, has been hit by flooding from the nearby Six Mile creek, making the property inaccessible for visitors, campers and supply trucks.

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“Our property hadn’t even dried out from the rainfall of the first weekend in April, and the past couple of days have just clinched it,” said Marg.

“The area where people normally camp for the Festival is running like a river, the car parking area is a swamp, and the water has reached the gate just a few hundred metres from the house.”

More than 300 people had pre-purchased tickets for the 2009 Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival. Tickets are non-refundable, but Marg says they will be honoured for the 2010 event.

“(Jazz musician) John Morrison said ‘We’re family, we’ll be back’,” said Marg.

“It’s very disappointing to miss out on the fun and our opportunity to support SIDS and Kids Queensland, but there’s always next year,” she said.

The 2009 Dingo Creek Wine, Jazz and Blues Festival had received funding from the Queensland Events Regional Development Program (QERDP).

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Marg Gillespie

P: 07 5485 1731 M: 0438 851 731

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