Parkes and surrounding communities are looking forward to Australian music legends banding together to raise much needed funds for rural mental health and suicide prevention this month.
The countdown is on for the Band Together Farmers fundraising concert which is now less than two weeks away, scheduled to take place at the Parkes Showground on Saturday, November 17.
All profits will be directed to the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health, which plays a key role in supporting rural communities during drought.
Clean TeQ’s Chief Executive Officer Sam Riggall said Clean TeQ Sunrise is proud to be on board as a platinum sponsor for Band Together Farmers.
“As we are part of the Lachlan, Parkes and Forbes communities, we recognise the impact of the drought across these communities, and beyond,” Sam said.
“We have chosen to support this special event and, in turn, the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health because the health and well being of our community is a priority.
“We firmly believe that healthy communities are strong communities.
“Our own values – invested, committed and prepared to be different – apply to a holistic and support-based approach to work and life, where mental health is just as important as physical health.”
Headlined by the Hoodoo Gurus and Mark Seymour from Hunters & Collectors, the event will also see performances from 1927 and the Antipodean Rock Collective supergroup featuring members from Powderfinger, Spiderbait and Jet.
And which of the bands is Sam keen to see?
“The Gurus, 1927… Mark Seymour... all of them. It’s a great line-up,” he said.
Food vendors and other stalls will provide a great festival atmosphere.
Kids under 12 are free to attend, with activities provided on the day.
The RAAF Roulettes have been announced as a late addition to the line up.
Visit the Band Together Farmers website to purchase tickets and to see the performance schedule: bandtogetherfarmers.org