Noranda Vibes event to be headlined by bush band Numguts


Numguts Bush Band.
Numguts Bush Band.

AUSTRALIAN bush band Numguts will headline community organisation Noranda Vibes’ first event since forming in June last year.

The Numguts Bush Band, which comprises piano accordion player David Hoffman, flautist Jenny Hoffman, vocalist and banjo player Kevin Saunders, vocalist Jim McGuire and percussionist Tony Edwards, specialises in bush dancing and traditional music.

They will be performing at the Noranda Bush Dance held at Robert Thompson Reserve on May 5 from 5pm-9pm.

The free family event will feature food stalls, music, dancing, festive lighting and hay bales.

Bayswater councillor and Noranda Vibes member Filomena Piffaretti said there was estimated to be 500 people attending but she would like to see more than a thousand people.

“It has been a lot of hard work by the Noranda Vibes team to try and find our first big event or the people of Noranda,” she said.

“I think it is going to be great because it is a bushland, they (Numguts) are not going to be on a stage per say… I believe they like to come down and pass through the crowd and dance while they are playing so it should be a lot of fun.

“We really want to see lots of families – they can bring a picnic blanket and a picnic or they can get the food trucks there as well as a bar where they can purchase alcohol.”

Cr Piffaretti urged people who were passionate about Noranda to join the Vibes team.

Mayor Dan Bull said the reserve was the best place to host the event because of its picturesque surrounds.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/norandavibes/.

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