Getting ready for a big day out … Shaun Adams, John Dargie, Ben Lardener and Darren Frankling, from the Sunshine Coast

October 21, 2015

“Dusty Day Out” is the South Burnett’s most popular boutique music festival … limited to just 400 people, and that includes the bands!

It’s always booked out weeks in advance, and this year’s event – held on Saturday – was no exception.

As patrons started arriving on Saturday morning at the Dusty Hill Estate at Moffatdale they were be greeted by live music already playing on stage, supplied by local singer Rowan Edwards.

As the day progressed, the crowds got thicker and the music got louder, rocking the vineyards until past midnight.

Performers include Thump, The Purple Hills, Bad Habits, one-man band Juzzie Smith, and well-known blues maestros Doc Span and Pop Standen.

Many of the music fans came from the Sunshine Coast but buses also brought in local visitors from Murgon and Goomeri, and tourists staying at Yallakool and Barambah Bush Caravan Park.

Many of the guests chose to camp overnight for free in the grounds so they could relax and enjoy everything the cellar door had to offer while enjoying the live music.

Dusty Hill hosts Margaretha and Miranda Prendergast were kept busy behind the scenes in the restaurant
Sharon Harris and Robyn Robertson, from the Sunshine Coast
Irene Lawson and Fiona Patterson, from the Sunshine Coast, and Vicky Williams, from Kallangur
Wondai singer Rowan Edwards kicked off the day of entertainment
Paul and Joan Elmer, from Upper Kandanga

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables