The Harrietville Convention has confirmed that nearly 30 bands will be performing over the convention weekend this year. The weekend starts on Thursday and runs through to Sunday.
Some changes this year include the Sunday Night Concert begining at 7:00pm featuring a mixture of programmed and impromptu bands. This is a slight change from previous years when it was more casual. In addition, there are some alternate indoor venues secured for workshops in the event inclement weather. These include Casbak and Mountain View which are both just a short walk from the main venue.
The Community Hall will be available this year for all night jamming sessions with tea coffee and snacks available close by at the HUB. Also late night operation of the Tinny beverage bar.
This year’s convention one of our biggest lineups ever with groups from Vic, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia. Â Â There will be plenty of open mic opportunities also especially in the Hub restaurant tent on the Saturday and Sunday. Â The Saturday Afternoon Evening Concert will commence at 1.30pm on Saturday, with a dinner break from 5:00pm ’til 7:00pm, and evening concert continuting until around 11:00pm.
We had a number of requests to have the Sunday Special Guest concert a little earlier to give more people a chance to hear the show and still leave in time to get back home for work Monday. Following their requests, theÂ Sunday afternoon Special Guests Concert will now begin around 2:00pm. This will be followed later in the day by the open mic sessions. Rod Jones