Family Carnival joins program for illuminARTe Wollondilly 2018

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Family Carnival joins program for illuminARTe Wollondilly 2018

Posted on: 27.04.2018

When ‘illuminARTe Wollondilly’ lights up the town of Picton on 5 May, visitors can look forward to a new feature on top of the already sensational program.

The illuminARTe Wollondilly Family Carnival is one of the exciting new additions to the festival in 2018 and will run in the RSL Park from 12pm-9pm, sponsored by Tahmoor Colliery.

The Family Carnival will feature five children’s rides, sideshow alley games, showbags, carnival food and a community BBQ. The rides and games will be supplied by Joylands Amusements.

Mayor Judith Hannan said, “Going into the fourth year of illumARTe it was important to bring in a new aspect to keep the event fresh.”

“The Carnival at the RSL Park is aimed at the younger members of the community and will have a friendly family feel.”

“Of course, illuminARTe will once again feature amazing light displays with work from a variety of artists illuminating the walls of buildings in Argyle Street,” she said.

The entertainment program includes a great line-up including artists fresh from the blind auditions of The Voice as well as 2016 winner Alfie Arcuri, local favourite Missy Lancaster and the Lieder Theatre Fire Dancers.

Artists from Live & Local, Wollondilly’s RevitaLIVE program will also be performing and visitors will be entertained by local schools, dance and theatre groups.

Wollondilly Council would like to acknowledge the support of sponsors for what is shaping up to be an unforgettable event.

The 2018 Program is as follows:

Music Festival Main Stage

12.00pm - 12.50pm Picton High School

1.00pm - 1.50pm Twenty-Two Strings

2.00pm - 2.50pm Jesse Murphy

3.00pm - 3.50pm Rani’s Fire

4.00pm - 5.00pm The Voice 2018 Special Guests

Also featuring 2016 Winner Alfie Arcuri

5.15pm - 5.45pm Wollondilly Anglican College

Music Performance

6.00pm - 6.10pm Official Opening of illuminARTe Wollondilly

6.15pm - 7.00pm Missy Lancaster

7.10pm - 9.00pm But 4 Grace

2018 Performing Arts Showcase

(Located in front of the Picton Shire Hall)

12.30pm - 12.50pm STADS

1.00pm - 1.20pm St Anthonys Primary School

1.30pm - 1.50pm The Bloc Bargo

2.00pm - 2.20pm Gymnastics Kids

2.40pm - 3.00pm Industry Dance

3.15pm - 3.35pm Little Black Cockatoos Dance Group

7.00pm - 7.30pm Firedancers - Lieder Theatre

7.45pm - 8.15pm Jasmine Brophy - Fire Breather

9pm - Fireworks Finale

This year illuminARTe Wollondilly is supported by some wonderful sponsors including:

Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre
The George IV Inn - Music Festival Sponsor
Tahmoor Colliery - Family Carnival Sponsor

Festival Platinum Sponsors are:

The MAC- Macarthur Credit Union
Governors Hill
Channel 9

Gold Sponsors
Country Valley
South 32 Illawarra Coal

Silver Sponsors
Walker Corporation
Country Club Gledswood Hills
NSW Rail Museum
Mc Donalds Picton
Wollondilly Anglican College

Bronze Sponsors:

Bendigo Bank
Picton Bowling Club
Club Menangle
JR Richards
Camden Hire

Media Partners for the event are:

Tony Wolf & Sons
Wollondilly Advertiser
Macarthur Chronicle
The District Reporter
Vintage FM