Byron Bay band Parkside Orchestra.
Byron Bay band Parkside Orchestra. Contributed

Rock on Repentance will be a rocking community event

REPENTANCE Creek is the latest Northern Rivers location to announce a music festival: Rock on Repentance.

The event, a fundraiser for the Repentance Creek Hall, has announced acts such as Parkside Orchestra, Angus and James, Ash Bell, Hourhound and The Bighill Shakedown.

Also among the acts announced are Walrus and the Carpenter, Running Left Handed, Beck and the Bridge, Broken Spoke and DJ Robina.

We spoke to festival organiser, Amanda Van Den Berg, about the event.

Is the gig a fundraiser or a community event?

While the Rock on Repentance music festival is a community event, it is an important fundraiser for Repentance Creek Hall with profits going towards much needed maintenance.

What kind of crowds are you trying to attract?

Rock on Repentance is geared towards people who enjoy live local music. The event will start early afternoon in order to give parents with children the opportunity to come along, relax and listen to some great tunes.

Children's activities including a jumping castle, face painting, colouring in competitions and best dressed character competition will keep the kids happy, while mum and dad have an enjoyable afternoon.

We have been lucky enough to have a whole host of musicians, caterers and other locals come on board for the event and provide us with 40 minutes of time.

At the Repentance Creek Hall on Saturday, October 10 from 2pm.