The next Eudlo Music Nights - our fourth, will be held on October 12 and 13, 2019. Welcome to the Home page of the Eudlo Music Nights (EMN), an overnight music event held in the small SE Queensland village of Eudlo (just over an hour north of Brisbane), twice a year – in the Autumn (6 – 7 April) and the Spring (12 -13 October) in 2019.
People sometimes lament the lack of opportunity to attend small music festivals that cross popular stylistic boundaries (folk, blues, jazz, country, rock, world etc), are family friendly and allow people to let their hair down a bit – dance and party, and camp the night rather than worry about a late night drive home.
The grounds at Wominjeka Park (corner of Highlands and Mossybank Roads, Eudlo), which are managed by the Eudlo Hall and Recreational Grounds Association Inc, provide just the venue for this sort of event, and the Glasshouse Musos are proud to be able to work with them in coordinating the entertainment for it. The inaugural EMN festivals were held in April and October 2018, and the third in April of this year. Short clips with moments from the 2018 events can be found here for April and here for October. Photos, artists and programs from all three festivals can be found here. The festival is held on a Saturday, going from 12pm through to 2pm on a Sunday encouraging locals, families and of course musicians to take part. There are 2 stages running for the festival - the Bar stage and the Paddock stage, and workshops and jams are held in the undercover area in front of the Pony Shed. Music is the feature of our festival, but we include other activities: A Poet's Breakfast, Chess with a Difference, star gazing, bird watching, yoga, a maypole and salsa dancing session, and children's activities such as percussion fun, along with open mics, jams, vocal and ukulele workshops, a cajon building and playing presentation, and a guitar repair ands building presentation). There will be a studio recording prize at the Sound Space in Peachester for both an original and covers artist who performs at the Open Mic sessions and Eudlo Songwriters concerts. Winners of the April 2019 prizes were Mira and Nathan Wheeler.
People are encouraged to set up camp and stay the Saturday night.
There will be a charge at the gate of:
Adult: $35 for the weekend, $25 for Saturday or $15 for Sunday
Concession: $18 for the weekend or Saturday and $10 for Sunday
Family tix (for up to 2 adults and 2 children over 12) are $70 for the weekend, $50 for Saturday or $35 for Sunday .
Children 12 and under are free. There is a different coloured wrist band for each of the above 8 variations.
To encourage people to book, all prepaid tickets will automatically be assigned a ticket (or tickets if the booking is for more than one) in the festival raffle. There will be a wonderful first prize (soon to be announced). It will definitely be drawn on the Sunday (October 13) at 2pm, but you don't need to be in attendance to win. There will also be a "fast" entry queue at the gate for prepaid tickets, so if you arrive at a popular time your wait will be reduced. Bookings with Try Booking will soon be available.
There is no extra charge for camping and there will be a bar and a coffee van, and lots of lovely home-cooked food available, including a dinner special Saturday night and a cooked brunch Sunday morning. Caravanners and trailers are welcome. Saturday night is included in your ticket. If you'd like to camp the Thursday and Friday night or Sunday as well as the Saturday, it is an extra $12 a night. Please come and see us when you arrive to arrange payment.
If you're looking for local accommodation for the weekend - and why not, Eudlo is a lovely place to visit, check out our Prepare page. A big Saturday night fire is a feature of our event and there will be late night music around it, but guests who like to camp with friends and share music at their campsite are welcome to do so.
The Eudlo Music Nights has been created by musicians for musicians and lovers of music. We are a friendly event and welcome you coming along and taking part!
Our Facebook page will include regular updates for the event. Do please check it out https://www.facebook.com/eudlomusicnights https://www.instagram.com/eudlomusicnights and if you are extra keen check out the Eudlo Hall Facebook group as wellhttps://www.facebook.com/EudloHall/ THE TEAM (We're all volunteers and you're welcome to join us, so contact us if you’d like to play a role, we’d love your support.) Director - Michael Whiticker Site and Infrastructure Manager - Peter Driscoll Administration - Stephanie Tonkin Marketing - Kirsten Busteed PAand Production - Michael Whiticker, Doug Pullen, Mark Bancroft, Fran Bancroft, Stu McGovern, Adrien Powell, Bill Thew, Lachlan Martin. MC - Deni Chapple, Stephanie Tonkin, Shez Wright. Gate - Wendy O'hanlon, Graham Verren, Kathy and Olive Pope, Glenys Anderson, Rob Wheeler, Ken O'Flarerty, Jessica Karlsson, Kellie Dendle, Jamie and Katrina Robertson, Michael Koda, Ian Wright, Carla Bures. Site - Stephanie Tonkin, Jenai Hooke, Merryn Cosgrove, Nicola Baker, Gordon Sutherland, Jane Ferguson, Thomas Whitton, Leandra Gmuender, Nycole Prowse, Gerard Canavan, Linley Boyle, Rhianna Boyle, Keith Boyle, Regina Renner, Majella Jacobson, Sally Todd, Roger Todd, Mariangela Lewis, Chris Lewis, David Hooke, Annabel Shepherd, Mark Olasek, Stacie Baker, Bente and Alan Petersen, Ian and Margaret Busteed, Kaye and Al Spierings, Anne Vickers, Maryann Uechtritz, Gordon and Judy Smith, Peta Scott, Nahum Szumer, Liz Orr, Jess and Jordan Edmeades, Sam Driscoll, Ian Ross Williams, Stu Mcgovern, Rebecca Finneran, Ian Wright, Mike Duggan, Peter Gawith, Mike Duggan and Michael Whiticker. Poster and main image design - Nahum Szumer / Working Planet Design, Peter Driscoll
Website - Michael Whiticker
Workshops & Presentations Crystal and Warren (Latin Dance with Fury). Peter Driscoll: Bird Watching Linley Boyle: Yoga and Maypole Dancing Tony: Chess with a Difference
John Fredericks: Songue Drums Gavin Davidson (Glasshouse Guitar Works)
Mike Duggan Percussion
Jessie Jean (Vocal workshop)
Ian Ross Williams (Kid’s percussion and ukulele) David De Santi (Good Tunes Session) Video and Photography - Jordan Edmeades
And a special thank you to the Musicians, all of whom are performing for a low fee or no fee at all. Cheers, we couldn't do it without you!
We’d also like to thank Sunshine Coast Council for providing recent assistance in refurbishment of the facilities at Wominjeka Park.
It is all the behind the scenes work which makes allows events such as ours to happen. Thank you to all who have given so freely of their talents and time!