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Luke and Cody Launch Big Skies Festival

23 March 2018

Big Skies Ambassadors Luke and Cody Cook and Mayor Paul McVeigh showcased the best of the Western Downs at the Big Skies Media Launch.

Big Skies Ambassadors Luke and Cody Cook and Mayor Paul McVeigh showcased the best of the Western Downs at the Big Skies Media Launch.

In just over five weeks, the inaugural Big Skies Festival will kick off with the renowned Dalby Picnic Races.

Big Skies Festival has been put together by Western Downs Regional Council to embrace the increasingly popular destination tourism market and capitalise on the thousands of people already coming from far and wide to attend the famous Picnic Races.

Big Skies Festival Ambassadors Luke and Cody Cook are happy to spruik the best of the Western Downs to their city and country fans.

“We know better than anyone how great it is out here and we’re really glad to be Ambassadors for the first Big Skies Festival. We’ll showcase our regions amazing local produce, there’s a film festival, hot air ballooning and an awesome line up of classic Aussie rock at Jimbour House. There are heaps of great events over the seven days, so we want people to come and stay for a few days and enjoy a real country experience,” said Luke Cook.

“People know that we put on a great show out here, that’s our reputation and Council is really proud of that,” said Cr McVeigh.

Big Skies Ambassadors Luke and Cody Cook pop some corn in anticipation for Big Skies Cinema Under the Stars.

Big Skies Ambassadors Luke and Cody Cook pop some corn in anticipation for Big Skies Cinema Under the Stars.

“Council saw the opportunity to leverage the popularity of the Dalby Picnic Races into something more for the region by offering a week of activities and events that will appeal to a variety of people.

“The Big Skies Festival will be a wonderful week of events and activities that will enhance our reputation as a region that offers something special for people looking for an authentic rural experience as well as a whole lot of fun.”

Some events will be free of charge to attend while others will require pre-booking and payment to secure a ticket. Camping will be available onsite at the central location of Jimbour Station for the duration of the Big Skies Festival.

For more information visit www.bigskies2018.com.au.

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Media Contact:

Alex Bernard | Communications and Marketing Manager | 0436 695 039