Rock stars to raise funds for Coast surf clubs
  • Tuesday 30 September 2008

A custom painted guitar and shiny new surf board signed by all the performers at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival will go under the hammer during the October event – with all the funds going directly to Caloundra surf clubs.

Stars including headline act Pete Murray, former Cold Chisel Ian Moss, Vanessa Amorosi and The Whitlams are among the many performers whose signatures will adorn these rare collector’s items to be auctioned during the weekend festival running from October 17-19.

Surf Life Savers Fiona Fewtrell from Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC and Lydia Allen from Dicky Beach SLSC are looking forward to assisting with the raffling of a beautiful Ibanez hollow body electric guitar donated by Mooloolaba Music.

The guitar has been custom painted with Caloundra Music Festival logo and will be signed by all participating artists.

“More than $2,200 was raised for the cardboard guitar we auctioned last year,” Festival Director Richie Eyles said today.

“A stunning surf board will also be signed by all the artists and raffled at the Festival.

“All the money raised from these raffles will go directly back to the Metropolitan Caloundra and Dicky Beach SLSC’s to pay for resources such as boards, tubes, radios, first aid kits and rescue craft in the busy summer ahead.”

Caloundra Music Festival organisers have also offered dozens of local community groups the opportunity for a financial boost by raising much needed funds.

Community groups, sporting clubs, schools, dance groups, bands, musicians and amateur street performers have been asked to join in festival celebrations and help themselves at the same time.

“There’s great opportunities for local community groups and individuals to participate in the festival through a new initiative called The Village of Diversity,” Mr Eyles said.

“The Village will be set up alongside beautiful Kings Beach, just outside the main festival arena and will feature free entertainment, market stalls, kids’ activities, carnival rides, workshops, street performers, parade and plenty of opportunities for community groups to raise those funds.”

For more information on the Caloundra Music Festival, or to participate in the community activities, visit the Caloundra Music Festival website.