October 31st, 2022Music at Daylesford show
Music to suit all tastes will be happening at this year’s 148th Daylesford Agricultural Show, held on Saturday, November 26.
“Daylesford prides itself on being an artistic and talented community and the Hepburn Shire youth workers have a done a lot to encourage the development of young people’s bands and dancing groups,
so we will try offering them another venue,” show society president Don Harvey said.
“We will still have the great Daylesford Community Brass Band doing a set
outdoors at about lunchtime, just as they have since the 1800s, but this year there will
also be music ‘by locals for locals’ in two pavilions as well.”
Mr Harvey said in the Hall of Flowers (the Table Tennis Pavilion), the Daylesford
Horticultural Society and the Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens would have
their displays alongside the flower and farm produce competitions but they will also
have Vanessa Craven and her band Lunar Mist providing a melodic background.
However, in the Tom Ford Pavilion the music will be loud and passionate. Four
bands will provide 45-minute sets by young musicians from Daylesford and Trentham.
There will also be a set from a solo performer and hopefully the hip hop dancers.
Two bands are already locked in. Will Barclay’s Seventh Circle from Trentham will
kick off proceedings followed by Arlo Autumnus, Campbell Kay and Bodhi Taylor
from Trentham, two duelling guitars and a great drummer, pictured, who make up
Daylesford band, Contrast. The concert starts at 11.30am and will finish about 3pm.
The bands are performing for free and students are admitted free to the show
thanks to the state government’s Covid Recovery Program.