Retro Festival hits Laidley all weekend

IT’S ON: The Morris’ are all set for Laidley’s Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival this weekend.
IT’S ON: The Morris’ are all set for Laidley’s Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival this weekend. Francis Witsenhuysen

THE WEEKEND is upon us, the Chrome and Clutter Retro Festival will finally kick off around Laidley on Saturday.

The town will come alive all weekend, with a jam-packed programme full of live music, dancers, car shows, garage sales, swap meets, retro markets and celebrity guests.

Festival organiser and owner of Eagle Rock Cafe, Denise Morris said everything was on track for the weekend.

“Everything is in place, and everyone on board is ready to go,” Mrs Morris said.

Mrs Morris said the Queensland National hotel was sponsoring the Jamie Dunn and Agro entertainment for the Saturday night.

“We have some wonderful sponsors who have made some of the entertainment possible,” Mrs Morris said.

The festival is a way for community organisations and members to get together on the one week and raise funds for the community of Laidley.

“The weekend will consist of a range of activities including a street party, a show ‘n’ shine car show, markets, garage sales and a swap and meet,” Mrs Morris said.

“Residents have been invited to hold a ‘town-wide’ garage sale across the weekend and capitalise the influx of visitors.

“It’s turned into a community platform, where everyone involved can raise their own funds and hopefully bring tourists into town.”

Mrs Morris said the festival is a way for human nature to bring some much needed money back into the Laidley community.

“Mother Nature has hit us with the droughts and floods, but human nature will be this town’s saviour,” she said.

The Chrome and Clutter Festival will be held on the June 25 and 26 at venues around Laidley.

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