Music lovers will wed at Rock N Blues Festival
MATTY Pithers and Comet Egan say Gympie region's Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival is not just a momentary pleasure.
This year's event will become a lifetime of love and music for the Sydney couple, who plan to get married on site on the third day of the big Mary Valley music event, near Kandanga, on September 20.
Festival director Jimmy Budgen says the occasion will be a particular honour for him, after the couple asked him to give the bride away.
He says he was already delighted that the festival he started more than five years ago would be the wedding venue.
It was, he says, "both an honour and an affirmation of my vision to create a real grass-roots community experience for people".
The wedding ceremony will be held just before the music kicks off, making the festival a ready-made reception venue as well.
Mr Budgen says the couple follows some of the festival circuit and, as "avid supporters of local home grown music, Comet and Matty count a number of Australia's top performers as friends".
The festival is held over three days and nights, from September 18, on a private 45ha property.
"How could Matty and I not want to share our wedding with all these amazing people at such a loving and feel-good place?" festival bride-to-be Comet said.
Groom-to-be Matty said he felt the same way.
"We had to have music involved; music is our life. We also knew we wanted our like minded friends and people we've met on our musical journey to be a part of our special moment.
"That's where Mitchell Creek fits in. There's no other place or festival like this," he said.
Mr Budgen said more than 150 bands would be on stage during the weekend festival.