Big stars for Homegrown Festival

Singer Big T is set to to perform at the launch of this year’s annual City of Gosnells Homegrown Festival.
Singer Pete Murray will be performing at Homegrown Festival
Singer Big T is set to to perform at the launch of this year’s annual City of Gosnells Homegrown Festival. Singer Pete Murray will be performing at Homegrown Festival

THE City of Gosnells has launched this year’s Homegrown Festival, with Pete Murray and X-Factor finalist Big T to light up the stage on opening night.

Throughout February and March, there will be more than 40 events held as part of the annual festival.

The launch will open with the Illuminate Night Party featuring Murray, whose first three albums went to number one on the Australian music charts and has performed songs such as So Beautiful and Better Days.

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Big T made his name on X-Factor after performing in his high-visibility work gear from his job on the Karratha mines.

Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said the festival showcases the vibrancy in the community.

“With plenty of free or low-cost activities on offer, I encourage everyone to join in the fun, whether you feast your eyes on fantastic performances, or enjoy a feast for your stomach with our Food for Thought series,” she said.

“You could also stretch your muscles and minds with our eco adventures and skate park series, enjoy some arts and crafts, or go wild at our children’s and family activities.”

Some of the other events that will occur during this year’s festival include Little Scribblers at the Circus and Ghost Walks.

Illuminate is a free and ticketed event running from 5 to 9pm on February 18 at Gosnells Oval on Stalker Road.

Go to www.gosnells.wa.-gov.au/homegrown for details.