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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Bucket List Gig Sold Out

It’s been slated as a once in a lifetime opportunity to see live music on the shores of the iconic Cape Hillsborough National Park, with organisers of Between the Tides announcing that the July event is officially sold out.

Between the Tides will take place between two tidal movements on Cape Hillsborough beach, with Queensland Music Trails bringing central Queensland icons Busby Marou to the exclusive event on July 7 and 8.

Attendees will be the first to be treated to a performance of Busby Marou’s new record, Blood Red, live in its entirety, with other fan favourites also promised by the duo.

“It’s going to be magical,” said one half of Busby Marou, Tom Busby.

“Strangely, we’d been joking around in the back of a tour bus about playing a gig on the beach.

“When Queensland Music Trails approached us, we said, ‘Are you kidding? This is our bread and butter!’”

It will be the first time an artist has performed on the beach at Cape Hillsborough, with the audience beginning their experience with local music while enjoying an eco-friendly pop-up food and beverage bar in the parklands.

At dusk, they will be led down to the beach where the duo is set to perform.

“It is tremendous to see this location shine in a new and exciting way for locals and visitors,” said Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson.

“We can’t wait to showcase our tourism assets to the world and have more people discover Mackay.”

Rockhampton duo Busby Marou will perform to sold out crowds across two nights at Between the Tides at Cape Hillsborough

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