Sounds from the Borderline at Goondiwindi headlined by James Reyne, Diesel and Shannon Noll

Australian rock legend James Reyne.
Australian rock legend James Reyne.

It's the biggest music festival to ever hit Goondiwindi, It's Sounds from the Borderline, it's on Saturday and five lucky readers can win a free double-pass to go along.

Taking to the stage at the Goondiwindi Showgrounds are some of the most recognised names in the Australian music industry.

Joining him will be Diesel, Shannon Noll, Moving Pictures, Bachelor Girl and the Colt Seavers Band.

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"It's exciting to be able to see such high profile acts come to Goondiwindi, and judging by the support from the town, this will be bigger than when Bob Geldof performed here way back in 1993," Goondiwindi Regional Council Mayor, Cr Graeme Scheu said.

Cr Scheu wants the message to go far and wide.

"We want to encourage people to visit and explore regional Australia at its best," he said. "And it doesn't get any better than Goondiwindi and our region in general," he said.

Gates open at 1pm with the Colt Seavers Band taking to the the stage at 2pm followed by Bachelor Girl (2.50pm), Moving Pictures (4.10pm), Shannon Noll (5.30pm), Diesel (7pm) and James Reyne at 8.30-pm.

Five lucky readers can win a free double pass to the big show.

In partnership with local charity group, Care Goondiwindi, event organisers are donating $5 from every festival ticket sold to the drought relief fund.

They are also encouraging music lovers to dig deep and drop any spare change in the bins that will be positioned throughout the festival site, or to donate goods to help the struggling communities and farmers within the region.

The weekend however kicks off on Friday night with the Landscape Festival in Bowen Lane on Friday night.

Bowen Lane will be transformed by a twilight festival which brings together the Goondiwindi community to celebrate public art. The carnival atmosphere with street performers, acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers and the Goondiwindi State High School buskers is sure to entertain everyone.

Shannon Noll.

Shannon Noll.

Visitors will also be spoiled for choice with delicious food and drink options, retail stalls, live music and children's art activities. Bring along a picnic rug to enjoy the talented African drumming interactive performance.

Beyond Bowen Lane, local restaurants and bars will be extending their food service hours.

The festival will also showcase exciting new murals created by Brisbane artist "Leans" and Sarah Sculley and local artist Kate Owen, as well as 3D panels by Scott Maxwell.

It's the perfect lead-in to Saturday's festival.

James Reyne has sold more than two million albums and written some of the most memorable Australian songs of all time.

He has been a part of the Australian music landscape since 1979 when he fronted Australian Crawl for seven years, releasing four studio albums in five frenetic years in the 1980s.

He's been a solo artist for the past 28 years, releasing eight studio albums.

James' songs have provided the soundtrack to endless Australian summers, including "The Boys Light Up", "Reckless", "Beautiful People", "Lakeside", "Daughters Of The Northern Coast", "Fall Of Rome", "Hammerhead", "Motor's Too Fast" and "Slave".

With over 35 singles, 13 albums, six ARIA Awards and record sales edging 1 million, Diesel is a journeyman of music, and at Sounds From the Borderline, you'll see why. Celebrating 30 years in music, Diesel has been busy having recently released his greatest hits album.

Shannon Noll has become a legend, a meme, an everyday hero and a county boy who stands by his word and convictions.

Certified triple-platinum sales, number #1 hits, five top-10 albums, 17 platinum and three gold albums, and the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have 10 consecutive top 10 singles, Shannon Noll is one of the kings of Australian rock music.

Expect to hear the hits "Shine", "Drive", "Lift" and his nod to "What About Me".

The year was 1981, the album was "Days of Innocence" and the track that became an anthem - and often covered - for Moving Pictures was "What About Me".

It topped the Australian charts in 1982 for six consecutive weeks and became the second-highest selling single of 1982.

They went on to release three original albums from 1981 through to 1988. Be ready to watch one of Australia's most cherished pub rock bands of the 1980s belt out their hits.

Bachelor Girl was, formed in 1992. Their 1998 debut single, "Buses and Trains", was a top 10 hit in Australia and New Zealand; it peaked in the top 30 in Sweden and charted in the United Kingdom.

Diesel.

Diesel.

After wowing crowds at Tamworth Country Music Festival in early 2018 and in Stanthorpe earlier this year at Stanthorpe's Sounds From The Vines, rockabilly group, The Colt Seavers Band will open the festival.

Camping sites are available at the festival site for an additional cost to the festival ticket. For camping details, visit www.soundsfromtheborderline.com.au.

Details: Gates Open - 1pm | Start - 2pm Tickets on sale through www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100. Locally you can get them from the Leichhardt Garden Centre. All Tickets - $110 including Booking Fees (plus credit card charges) www.soundsfromtheborderline.com.au

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