Hillbilly pop stars The Pigs will headline the Wine and Swine cocktail party at the 2019 BaconFest on August 23.
Hillbilly pop stars The Pigs will headline the Wine and Swine cocktail party at the 2019 BaconFest on August 23. Jason Denton

The tunes you can expect at BaconFest

THE second annual BaconFest is coming back with a boom of musical goodness, from August 23 to 25.

From the Wine and Swine event being entertained by The Pigs, to many local artists expected to play throughout the region, event coordinator Kristy Board said that live entertainment is something to look forward to this year.

"The Pigs are great, and they'll make the Wine and Swine event one to remember. They're a lot of fun and they sing songs that people of all ages will be able to enjoy,” she said.

While the Wine and Swine is a ticketed event on the Friday night, both Saturday and Sunday will feature some free entertainment for the rest of the community.

"We'll be having a lot of local bands soon to be announced, as soon as our schedule is ready,” Ms Board said.

However, though the plan for great entertainment, Ms Board said they won't be stretching it out late at night on the Saturday, unlike last year.

"We don't want to do any gigs late at night because we want tourists to go and spend times at pubs and such,” she said.

Ms Board said this decision was made to encourage keeping money in the area and to help promote our region as a tourist destination.

However, that doesn't mean your entertainment will be cut short overall.

Ms Board said there will be plenty of opportunities to see local bands at the main stage in the forecourt.

In between cooking demonstrations at the cooking competition stage, there will also be soloists and bands playing to keep BaconFest goers entertained, with Damien Martoo chosen as the designated MC.

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