HIGH FLIERS: Guests utilised the services of the Paul Kelly charter plane on the weekend. The plane will be operating for the concert.
HIGH FLIERS: Guests utilised the services of the Paul Kelly charter plane on the weekend. The plane will be operating for the concert.

Music will rock bush

TWO of Australia's biggest rock music acts will headline a special charity concert in Dirranbandi this winter.

Paul Kelly and Cold Chisel's Ian Moss will be making their way to the small town on June 2 to raise funds for the Dirranbandi P-10 Agricultural Studies Program.

The agricultural program, started by the Dirranbandi state school in 2016, aims to offer students the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to live and work on the land.

The Dirranbandi Pastoral & Agricultural Association, the host of the event, is working towards sustaining this Agricultural Studies Program within the school, offering work experience to students on holiday, funding scholarships to agricultural colleges and supporting the needs of those who stay in the community.

Event organiser Danny Sheehan said the program was working to combat the decreasing population in small towns, with the purpose of the concert to raise both funds and awareness for small town living.

"It's helping the area, it's helping the kids and it's showing people in the city the other side - it's showing them what rural life is all about,” Mr Sheehan said,

"We have Ian Moss, Paul Kelly and The Preatures all confirmed for the event.

"We are hoping to attract a couple of thousand people to the area, there will be on-site camping, food and local acts.

"It will be eight hours of entertainment, which should be a great night for all.

"We encourage people to get in early - these big acts are not to be missed.”

Tickets for the event start at $109 for adults and $59 for 15-17-year olds, with free entry for under-12s.

Event packages are also available.

More event information and ticket sales can be found at paulkellyandfriends.com.


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