Sale Music Festival plans for ’22

The Bradley Cruickshank Big Band entertains the crowds at a previous Sale Music Festival. Photo: Sarah Luke

Planning is well underway for the ninth ‘Sale Music Festival Picnic On The Green’, to be held on the Labour Day long weekend.
The free event for the whole family has always been an extremely popular and well attended day out for the whole family since the inaugural festival in 2013.
Unfortunately, the festival planned for March this year — like a great many other community-based events — had to be cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions and requirements, but the committee is optimistically proceeding with the hope that once again the Sale Music Festival can go ahead as planned.
A fine line-up of first class local and wider Gippsland talent, catering for a wide range of musical tastes, will provide continuous entertainment from 11am through until 7pm.
An extended range of free, creative, educational and musical activities for children will be available from 11am through until the late afternoon.
Co-advertised as a ‘picnic on the green’, food and refreshments will be provided by local service clubs for those who prefer not to take along their own picnic food.
All money raised by the local service clubs providing refreshments will be used by these groups for their varied local community purposes.
Local businesses or patrons that might like to assist financially or otherwise with the running of the festival are encouraged to make contact with the committee.
Sale Music Festival Committee organiser David Harrington said sponsors would be acknowledged extensively in advertising leading up to the community event, as well as on the day at the festival.
The event will be held on Sunday, March 13, in the beautiful Sale Botanic Gardens.
“Please keep the date in mind,” Mr Harrington said.
“Bring your family and friends from far and wide and come along and enjoy a marvellous day of free entertainment for everyone in our picturesque Sale Botanic Gardens.”