On Sunday 26 August, the Stanley Music Festival took place at Oakey Park, Stanley. More than 3,500 people turned out to hear music from the likes of Wishbone Ash and Beth Macari.

Kevan said, “It is great to see so many people turn out for the festival. The Stanley Blues Festival used to be a hugely popular event, and it is very pleasing to see an eventof this kind return to Stanley after a break of five years. I would like to congratulate Councillor Carl Marshall, the local AAP and Town Council and everyone else who has made this possible. All their hard work has really paid off.”