Riverfest draws a big crowd

Jenny Day, Bev Olney and Michelle Moses were some of the fans in attendance at Riverfest on Saturday. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

Jenny Day, Bev Olney and Michelle Moses were some of the fans in attendance at Riverfest on Saturday. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

Love was certainly in the air on Saturday as a veritable who’s who of the Australian music scene took to the stage for Riverfest at Lazy River Estate.

Ten great Australian acts from the 1980s performed for a large crowd on a perfect spring day, headlined arguably by the ever-popular John Paul Young, who proved that is certainly not yesterday’s hero as he belted out some of his greatest hits.

Best known for the song made famous in the timeless 1992 film Strictly Ballroom, JPY was joined by such artists as Wendy Matthews, Chocolate Starfish, Dragon and the Eurogliders for the concert.

Also performing was 1927, who dominated the Australian charts in the late 1980s with songs such as “If I Could”, “That’s When I Think Of You” and “Compulsory Hero”.

Proving that good music can be passed down through the generartions, fans of all ages flocked to the event and were able to sing along, once again making great use of the large outdoor facility on offer at Lazy River.

John Paul Young was one of the stars of the show on Saturday.

John Paul Young was one of the stars of the show on Saturday.

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