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FNQ Scores Brand New Anzac Day Weekend Festival, The Grass Is Greener

29 January 2016 | 5:42 pm | Staff Writer

Cairns' Fogarty Park will come alive with the sounds of music this 23 April

If the end of the age of massive touring festivals in Australia has any silver lining, it's the wealth of boutique options popping up all around the country to fill the entertainment void.

Far north Queensland is the latest region to add to its calendar of events with the inaugural Grass Is Greener Music Festival, coming to Cairns' Fogarty Park this Anzac Day long weekend, on Saturday 23 April, and they're starting things off on the right foot with an excellent, hip hop-heavy line-up to whet appetites and pique interests in the north-east, with the way led by Melbourne-bred DJ and producer Will Sparks.

Joining Sparks in the first-batch announcement of acts headed to Queensland's tourism capital will be local rappers Allday, Ivan Ooze and Gill Bates, along with electro/hip hop luminaries Slumberjack and Tigerilla, as well as DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Tenzin, with more acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

First-release tickets to the inaugural Grass Is Greener festival are available now; early-bird passes are sold out already but considering the present price is from $49 (plus booking fees), it's not like the organisers are asking for your first-born in exchange for half a day's worth of entertainment.

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The event will kick off from midday on 23 April; see the festival's website for more information, or follow them on Facebook to keep tabs on future announcements as they come to light.