Heritage Bank Live brings Aussie rock royalty to Carnival


Iconic Aussie rock acts Mental as Anything, James Reyne, Mark Seymour and Ross Wilson feature among an exciting line-up in the Heritage Bank Live Concert Series at this year’s Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba.

A diverse array of other acts will also take centre stage to satisfy all musical tastes.

Heritage Bank is proud to sponsor the three nights of concerts that take place at the Carnival on September 21, 22 and 23.

The concerts are included in the price of entry to the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival in Toowoomba’s beautiful Queens Park.

The acts on the concert bill are as follows:

Friday, 21 September:


Blueju!ce's music is a mix of pop, rock, hip hop, electro and disco and the pure energy and humour with which the band attack their music, makes them stand out. With the illustrious honour of having the most played song ever in the history of triple j, this year Blueju!ce released their third and favourite album, 'Company'. Living up to expectations, the album has been named triple j's Feature Album of The Week and is picking up top reviews across the country. Come and see one of Australia's most stand out energetic bands.


With a string of sold out shows over the past year, chosen by the Sydney Morning Herald music writers as one of Music's "Next Big Things" for 2012, two entries in the triple j Hottest 100, a Facebook fanbase that threatens to burst at the seams, it is little wonder that Owl Eyes newly released single 'Crystalised' is already garnering strong interest from a Gotye hungry international music community. Owl Eyes heavenly vocals should not be missed.

Saturday, 22 September

Telstra Road to Discovery featuring Mark Seymour

The Telstra Road to Discovery has been opening doors in the Australian music scene for young artists for the last decade. Telstra Road puts artists in touch with influential figures in the music industry, showcases their talent and increases their media exposure. This year' artists can perform on the same stage as one of Australia's best singer/songwriters, Mark Seymour - who since making his name as the lead singer of Hunters & Collectors, has enjoyed a stellar career as a singer and acoustic guitarist - head to www.telstra.com/trtd to find out how.

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Ross Wilson is probably the only person in Australian rock music who can't make a comeback simply because he's never been away. In a career that spans over 40 years, Ross remains one of this country's most respected artists. From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as Eagle Rock, Cool World and A Touch of Paradise. Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks will have you dancing in your seat, this is one you don't want to miss!

Mental As Anything

Since their humble beginnings working local pubs in exchange for free beer, Mental As Anything has risen through the charts to become one of Australian Music's best success stories. Now, nearly three decades later, the Mentals are as popular as ever with their highly unique suite of garage pop songs recognised and well loved across the nation. Mentals rocked the Festival in 2007 and this year will be no different!

Sunday, 23 September


Lior burst onto the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album, 'Autumn Flow', recorded and released entirely independently. The album has become one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history. Most artists set out with an ambition to build a career based on musical credibility and integrity whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in their craft. Lior is certainly one of the rare breed that has achieved this whilst garnering a great degree of success and critical acclaim.

James Reyne

James' musical career initially took hold in the early 80's when he and some friends formed the band Australian Crawl. With his prolific song writing and unique vocal style, James led Australian Crawl to the top of the Australian music scene and the band's popularity skyrocketed. The band won numerous music and video awards and James' solo career was no different with his first self-titled solo album going triple Platinum, delivering three top 10 singles. James Reyne is recognised as one of Australia's premier performers and will provide a show stopping performance at this year's Festival!

Bjorn Again

Gimme, gimme, gimme even more entertainment! Sing and dance to your all-time favourite ABBA songs with Bjorn Again, one of the most popular and successful international entertainment acts in the world today. Bjorn Again are the only ABBA show endorsed by all members of ABBA who have publicly praised and supported the band over many years. This will be the closest performance of ABBA you will ever get to see - mamma mia!

Costs:: $25 for Single Day Adult Pass; $12 Concession & Child Single Day Pass; $60 Family Single Day Pass; 3 Day Family Pass $155; 3 Day Single Adult Pass $60.

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