Local acts score Festival of Small Halls support slots

Felicity Lawless, Maryen Cairns and Micky McIllwain have all scored support slots for the Festival of Small Halls when it rolls through two Gold Coast locations in December.

Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes two artists on the Woodford lineup to some of the smallest, quirkiest and most welcoming community spaces around the country.

This year, the tour takes Irish Mythen and Starboard Cannons on the roadtrip to end all roadtrips. They’ll visit places like Goomeri and Mt Nebo, Texas and Felton as well as Nymboida in northern NSW – 14 towns in total.

And included in those towns is Springbrook and Mudgeeraba. Cr Glenn Tozer, whose division takes in those locations is just a little bit excited about playing host to such high quality artists as well as activating those community halls.

“We’re so excited about our partnership for Springbrook’s first ever Festival of Small Halls event. The Springbrook community love to get together for a good shindig and that we’re able to host talented artists like Irish and the Starboard Cannons is a real coup,” he said.

“It’s also wonderful to have the support of ABC Gold Coast on the day, who are hosting the artists for an on-air outside broadcast. It’ll be quite the spectacle for our little village,” Cr Tozer said.

The Festival of Small Halls finale will be held in Mudgeeraba. And again, Glenn is excited.

“Mudgeeraba’s second ever Festival of Small Halls event is shaping up to be quite an affair,” he said. “It’ll be the culmination of three months of Summertime Sessions in the Village music events held on every Friday night and we’ll have a bit of a Christmas theme for the finale of the tour on 20 December.”

Glenn said he was pleased that Festival of Small Halls was open to using local support acts. Micky McIllwain and Maryen Cairns who both live in the hinterland will open at Springbrook and Felicity Lawless will open at Mudgeeraba.

Felicity loves that music is becoming such a prominent part of Gold Coast culture.

It is so important for the overall well-being of a community to be connected with music, art and beauty,” she said. “And there are so many great things happening at the moment.


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Festival of Small Halls

Friday 4 December | Irish Mythen + Starboard Cannons + Maryan Cairns + Micky McIllwain @ Springbrook Community Hall. Get tickets.

Sunday 20 December | Irish Mythen + Starboard Cannons + Felicity Lawless @ Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall. Get tickets.


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