The Morrison-Joyce Government is supporting local Queensland artists with $62,215 of funding for entertainment in Rockhampton coinciding with the 2021 NRL Semi-Final between Parramatta and Newcastle.
The match will be supported with a family orientated afternoon of live entertainment, catering for local and regional communities, showcasing and promoting emerging music talent in Rockhampton, and supporting local businesses.
Ms Landry said she fought hard to see federal funding flow to such an important event.
“I fought very hard for this funding for entertainment at the game because I know how much they mean to Central Queensland and to Rockhampton.
“The funding will support the live entertainment component of the festival, including staging, sound, appearance fees, seating, amenities, screen hire, traffic control, advertising and marketing.
“The event will be attended by up to 6,500 people with an outside broadcast of the game for those not in the stadium and a street party with festival entertainment showcasing emerging local bands, pyrotechnics and music.
“The event coincides with the hosting of the NRL semi-final and the Government is providing support for the festival only.”
Central Queensland Capras CEO Peter White welcomed the economic support from Ms Landry and the Federal Government.
“To be able to value-add to an already wonderful event will ensure a full afternoon of entertainment for all attendees.
“Showcasing our exciting musical talent on a national stage like a NRL semi-final game is a fantastic boost for the region,” Mr White said.
This funding from the Federal Government is going to boost the local economy and support tourism in Rockhampton.