ROCK ON: Anthony Quinsee (TonyQ) and Ben Morine, from the Tony Q Band,coming to play here in Biloela.
ROCK ON: Anthony Quinsee (TonyQ) and Ben Morine, from the Tony Q Band,coming to play here in Biloela. Contributed

Everything on the line for bands in grand final

ONLY three acts remain in the fight to be a part of Biloela's hottest music festival.

Friday is the the grand final to VDMfest's Opening Act Competition with a spot on stage opening this year's VDMfest Rock Edge Country Music Festival on the line.

The three that have made it through the heat stages to perform on Friday night are Brittany-Elise from Emerald, Nicky Jo from Yeppoon and the Tony Q Band all the way from Brisbane.

Ben Morine and the Tony Q Band took part in last year's VDMfest Opening Act Competition and would love to earn a spot on the festival bill.

"Absolutely, last time we can up to Biloela we had a really good time,” Mr Morine said.

"It was good to see the local talent get in and have a go.

"We'll see what happens there's really good talent involved and you'll never know.

"We're all vying to be on the same bill of some really good acts.”

VDMfest Rock Edge Country Music Festival event organiser and founder Mark Di Ruggiero said getting a spot at the VDMfest Festival was a massive deal for these local acts.

"Not only do they get to open at this year's festival but they also get invited back for next year's festival as a paid act and we also do a film clip for them,” Mr Di Ruggiero said.

"They're up-and-coming stars.

"The people you look at on stage could be the next Australian ARIA number one Country chart topper you just never know.”

The Tony Q Band frequently performs at the popular Johnny Ringo Saloon in Brisbane and has played at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

They can't wait to bring their show to Biloela.

"We bring a great vibrant and electric show,” Mr Morine said.

"Modern country rock to get the party going.

"We just love playing together and we hope people enjoy our show as much as we like putting on the performance.”

With a big night of entertainment, dinner reservations are required at the Oasis Bar and Cafe.

"Every time we have live entertainment it gets pretty packed,” Di Ruggiero said.

"There's been people booking in for at least a week again.”

Action kicks off at 8.30pm from the Oasis Bar and Cafe.


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