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Gumbuya Sounds of Nature

Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi and Thirsty Merc head to Gumbuya World for the water park's first music festival.
By Libby Curran
September 02, 2019
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Gumbuya Sounds of Nature

Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi and Thirsty Merc head to Gumbuya World for the water park's first music festival.
By Libby Curran
September 02, 2019
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Melburnians of a certain era will be more than familiar with the giant golden pheasant statue that once loomed large beside the Princes Highway, signalling the entrance to Gumbuya Park. While the bird is no more and the Tynong North site has had a name change and a revamp — and is now home to water, wildlife and theme park Gumbuya World — there's still plenty of nostalgia to go around. And there will be even more so later this year, when the park pulls together a lineup of musical heroes for its inaugural Gumbuya Sounds of Nature festival.

Taking over the beloved venue for an evening of live tunes on Saturday, November 30, is a cast of deadset Aussie legends. Pop icon Daryl Braithwaite will be hitting the stage to belt out classics like 'As The Days Go By' and 'The Horses' and is joined on the bill by renowned rocker and former INXS lead singer Jon Stevens, chart-topping songstress Vanessa Amorosi and noughties favourites Thirsty Merc. Acclaimed guitarist Phil Ceberano will also be there, throwing down hits from across the late 20th century, while X-Factor Australia alum Reece Mastin takes the stage to show off his own new sound.

You can nab a ticket for the general admission grass area from $93, with seated tickets starting from $116. While the music kicks off at 4.30pm, we suggest heading in earlier to explore the park and have a splash around.

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