ROCKIN’ GOOD: The OutrO will perform at Centenary Rocks festival. Band members Chris Gilbert, Glen Muirhead, Bridget O'Donoghue and Tim Gaze.
ROCKIN’ GOOD: The OutrO will perform at Centenary Rocks festival. Band members Chris Gilbert, Glen Muirhead, Bridget O'Donoghue and Tim Gaze. David Nielsen

Get ready to rock at music festival

THINGS are about to get loud in Seventeen Mile Rocks as a number of local bands take to the stage to jam at the annual Centenary Rocks Festival.

Some of the region's best bands will be taking to the stage for the festival, which is the premier event of Brisbane's western suburbs.

Headlining this year's festival will be The OutrO, which will delight audiences with their blues, rock and funk sound.

Band member Tim Gaze said the band would perform both original and cover songs.

"We will be performing around 70% of our own songs and 30% covers," he said.

"We really like to tell stories with our songs, which many people really seem to like.

"We are thrilled to be headlining at this year's event."

Also appearing at this year's festival on the Calm Events Main Stage will be the Rising Suns Army Rock Band, Little Steely Brothers (tribute band), Centenary Swingers (jazz) Silken Thomas (Irish and covers), Rough Red (folk and roots), the Jindalee Jazz Orchestra (jazz), Smokin Crawdads (country rock), The Empresarios (Bluesabilly) and Phil Emmanuel, Tim Gaze and the Allstars (blues/rock).

Also performing on the main stage will be the FAD Dancers.

If one stage isn't enough, be sure to visit the Best Music Shop music stage where the tunes will keep on coming all weekend.

In addition to rocking out to some of the best tunes the south-west has to offer, the stage will also be the place where you can see the Anomaly Acapella vocal group, the Centenary High Acappella vocal group, Siljen Road Tribal Collective, the Geckoes Wildlife Show, Rhee Tai Kwon Do demonstrations and Meresankh Middle Eastern Dance.

In addition to the two music stages, there will be plenty of amusement rides, market stalls, a car show, food vendors and even helicopter joy flights to entertain the crowd.

The Centenary Rocks Festival will be on this weekend at Rocks Riverside Park, Counihan Rd, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Brisbane.

Saturday starts at 10am and concludes after the fireworks at 6.30pm. Sunday begins at 10am and finishes at 4pm.



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