Parkes Elvis Festival, 2020: Tribute artist's medical issue while performing

Nadine Morton
Updated January 14 2020 - 4:53pm, first published January 12 2020 - 6:00pm
ON STAGE: Matt Birse suffered a "medical incident" midway through his performance in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist heats on Friday. This photo was taken the following day. Photos: MICK SAMSON

IT may have looked like one of the most dramatic Elvis tribute artist performances of the festival, but for Matt Birse he thought this may be his final performance, ever.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

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Nadine Morton covers emergency services and breaking news for the Illawarra Mercury. She takes pride in regional journalism which she believes is crucial to informing our towns and cities. Have a story? Email her at

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