Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Queensland musical treasures Busby Marou will be the first band ever to perform at Cape Hillsborough in a massive showcase of their new album in a Mackay exclusive event this July.
The band, comprised of Jeremy Marou and Thomas Busby, will headline the signature event of the Queensland Music Trails’ ‘Reef Trail’ and will be joined by local artists in the natural splendour of Cape Hillsborough.
In ‘Between the Tides’ – the Reef Trail’s “signature event” according to Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch - the duo will play between two tidal movements on the nationally famous beach in a “unique and intimate experience” on July 7 and 8.
“It's going to be a couple of unforgettable nights as the first-ever band to perform there,” Thomas Busby said.
“We can't wait to showcase our new album 'Blood Red' and jam out to some favourites.”
Minister Enoch said the experience begins with local music at an eco-friendly pop-up food and beverage bar in the parklands before attendees head down the beach at dusk, encouraged to bring only themselves and what they can carry before the band play their new album in full.
"The Music Trails align with the priorities of Creative Together, our ten-year roadmap to transform the state through creativity, activating communities with rich arts and cultural experiences,” she said.
Between the Tides is a limited-ticket, all-age event, with tickets on sale at qldmusictrails.com.
Tickets for Between the Tides go on pre-sale from March 31, and patrons can sign up to get information early at qldmusictrails.com. The general sale starts on April 11.
Between the Tides is a Queensland Music Trails event presented by QMF and Mackay Regional Council and supported by Brisbane Airport Corporation, Capricornia Energy Hub and Containers for Change.
Qld Music Trails are supported by the Queensland Government.
Queensland music royalty Busby Marou have been announced as the first-ever band to play on Cape Hillsborough Beach as part of a massive Queensland Music Trails event