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Rocking For A Cause

T8T Fest

Rockers of Bowen, get ready for one of the best rock festivals around. And this one has an extra special cause.

T8T Fest is a rock festival to remember Nicholas Tait, who passed away in 2016, following a diagnosis of an aggressive Melanoma. Nicholas fought the hard fight for 16 weeks before he passed away.

Nicholas was an avid musician who loved performing and rocking out, and so his family and friends got together to create T8T Fest.

The rock music festival is also a fundraiser for Melanoma research and the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation.

2017 was the first T8T Fest and now seven years on, the 2023 festival is gearing up to be hell of a show.

Here are the headliners:

Headrush, belting out the classic 70s, 80s, 90s and a few noughties heavy rock tracks.

Cameron Bartlett, specialising in old school blues, rock and 60s and modern country and pop.

The Fox, a high energy pop and punk cover band, with nostalgic flare.

Damon Leary, a youth solo acoustic artist who will be covering American country and classic pup rock.

And lastly, Gleezus, the up-and-coming youth rockers out of Bowen High, who are making waves in the rock scene.

How will you rock out this weekend?

WHAT: T8T Fest

WHERE: Bowen Sporting Complex

WHEN: Saturday November 18, from

TICKETS: Entry via donation at the door

T8T Fest organisers, at the inaugural festival in 2017. Photo supplied

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