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Jim’s Australiana Spot – 2UE - October 15, 2017

The FESTIVALS  of Australia

This year Jim has been to..... readers festivals  - writers festivals - folk festivals - grey nomad festivals - country music festivals    ...
With summer here lets look at the festivals that draw people OUTSIDE to GATHER and have fun together  - in  this age of solo internet entertainment and lack of group activities.

There are some odd festivals around Australia!

1 What to the towns of Parkes and Trundle in NSW have in common?
  Rock icon festivals  - Elvis and Abba
2 What do Kirra in Queensland and Harden in NSW have in common?
  Kite Festivals
3 What to the towns of Toolangi Vic and Narrandera NSW have in common?
  Festivals celebrating poets- C J Dennis and John O'Brien

 • Supplementary  
What festival do all these places have!
Shoalhaven Heads/ Redlands/Cairns/ Sunshine Coast/Central Cost/ Glen Alpin/Bulimba/Barrington Tops/ Blue Mountains and more....? (ukulele)

Toowoomba has a milking the cow beer festivaL.
Esperance has a festival of wind.

What's the weirdest or most specific festival you ever attended??

Jim has a list ....you won't believe some of them !

Jim will play the ukulele    'Losin' It'

Check out Stone the Crows Festival - held at Wagga Wagga - Every Easter

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