March 2019 | Hayley Manning
MUSIC FESTIVAL goers went Radio Ga Ga at Mole Creek on Saturday 23rd February for the 2019 Day at the Creek. The town was a ‘hive’ of activity as a helicopter ferried joy flights overhead, visitors strolled along Pioneer Drive for coffee and the morning papers, and two brand new Harley Davidson Softails arrived to be showcased for the raffle. Mole Creek Hotel owners, Doug and Ramona Westbrook have tapped into Tasmania’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love for tribute bands.
They re-booked Killer Queen Experience to return as headliners after their performance at the 2018 Day at the Creek, along with Credence Clearwater Revival, Bowie and Elvis tribute acts – perfect for those who have not “experienced” the real artists or for people who just want to relive memories from the 70’s and 80’s. Modern-era audiences of all ages can’t get enough of Queen, whose iconic hits are enjoying a world-wide resurgence following the 2018 release of 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
The British rock band and lead singer Adam Lambert officially opened the 2019 telecast of the Academy Awards. Chair of Australian Rotary Health Tasmania, John Dare said the hoteliers have always donated to local organisations, but decided for the first time this year they wanted to raffle two identical Harleys, with all funds raised ($45,000) to go to Australian Rotary Health for research into Youth Suicide and Mental Health. Rotary District Governor of Tasmania, Ross Carlyle presented Doug and Ramona with the Paul Harris Fellow recognition at the event for their support. The Harleys were won by Luke McDonald and Woodrow Barstad.