Dragon is back, as good as ever, fronted by the legendary kiwi singer Mark Williams.
This band rocks its way through a long list of iconic songs that are part of the national estate.
Todd started the band in 1973 and Marc Hunter joined in 1974
Dragon has had many hits over the years and have sold over 2 million albums.
Bass player, Todd Hunter reformed the band in 2007 after a much needed break and Dragon have played over 700 shows since then.The will be performing at Centenary Rocks on Sunday 23 July.
Todd and Mark are joined by Canadian guitar slinger, Bruce Reid and drum wizard Pete Drummond.
The band is known for anthems like April Sun In Cuba, Are You Old Enough, Rain, Speak No Evil, Young Years, This Time, Sunshine, Celebrate and Dreams of Ordinary Men.
The current live show evolves from an intimate beginning to a spirited, electric, uplifting finale. Mark sings each song in a way that is familiar to the audience but completely his own and strong playing and vocal harmonies have the crowd singing along as if everyone on the room is in the band.
Dragon mashes up 30 years of Australasian musical history into one contemporary sound and does justice to a great collection of timeless songs. Dragon was inducted into the Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008.
With a stellar career spanning more than 45 years and showing no signs of slowing, Mr Eagle Rock Ross Wilson is one of Australian rock music’s most enduring and lauded talents. Twice inducted in to the ARIA Hall of Fame Wilson continues to win acclaim.
From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as ‘Eagle Rock’, ‘Cool World’ and ‘A Touch of Paradise’, or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, The Johnny, & more recently The Screaming Jets, Ross’s involvement with success has continued unabated. He fronted ‘Daddy Cool’ & exploded out of the 70s playing rootsy 50s sounds. Then formed Mondo Rock who surfed the contemporary scene with chart topping singles & albums from the mid 70s to the late 80s. As a solo performer and major songwriter he continued to achieve success & make his mark during the 90s & beyond with his songs being recorded by artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, DEF-FX, Custard, Jennifer Rush (EU), Troy Cassar-Daley, Leslie Avril, Hey Gringo, You Am I, Uncle Bill, Keke (Spain), Renee Geyer, Christine Anu, Duane Jarvis (US), Elkie Brooks (UK), Ann Kirkpatrick & Lee Kernaghan, Sovereign, Pleasantville, Beccy Cole, Sonic Jihad, and The Wiggles!
On top of this Ross has kept a busy tour schedule of his own including national appearances on the successful ‘A Day on the Green’ series with Chris Isaak and also Crosby Stills & Nash and also the ‘5 Decades Of Cool’ concerts in Melbourne & Sydney.
He has continued to record; releasing two albums in 2010, the contemporary ‘I Come In Peace’ and a new ‘Best Of’ entitled Mr Eagle Rock.
Now with the ‘I Come In Peace’ album being his most successful solo album since “Dark Side of the Man” Wilson continues to expand his horizons globally with Joe Cocker recording ‘I Come In Peace’ on his latest global hit album.
Watch Ross and his band perform on stage on the Sunday afternoon.
We have received many stallholder and sponsor applications which is wonderful.
They are being sorted this week, thank you for your patience.
Confirmation of participation will be sent soon to successful applicants.
The ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival has been planned, coordinated and managed by the dedicated team of volunteers from Centenary Community Connections (CCC) since 2003. We announce with a heavy heart that 2017 will be the final ‘Centenary Rocks!’ festival, but it will be a beauty!
Saturday stage highlights are Casey Barnes, Tim Gaze & the Allstars and the Blues Brothers tribute band before an awesome fireworks finale.
Sunday highlights are the Future Auto and Custom Creations car, bike and 4WD show and on stage Aussie legend Ross Wilson, and as the finale legendary band Dragon.
CCC is a not-for-profit, charity endorsed volunteer group. For over 17 years we have worked tirelessly to bring the community together through the festival, managing the Centenary Community Hub, presenting Music at the Hub, the iconic Santa Sleigh, and coordinating other community events and functions throughout each year.
The festival enjoys a wide range of stalls from adult, children and baby clothing, costumes, toys, gifts, handicrafts, sweets, jewellery, pet products, woodwork, art, books, plants, jams and pickles and lots more.
Do you have something unique you would like to showcase? Low cost stall sites are available or there are packages which include advertising for your business.
Applications for stallholders can be found on this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a package.
Date claimer for 2017 Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 23rd July.
Mark it in your calendar now.
If you want to submit an expression of interest for stage entertainment, holding a workshop or having a stall or being a sponsor of the festival before the forms are ready in late January please send us an email email@example.com thank you.
CHAMPIONS OF THE SHOW
Bike – Jason with his 2008 Harley Softail
Car – Graham with WARLOC a 850RWHP VE
4WD – 1989 Mercedes Unimog (Troy Tozer)
Best Custom Paint – Alan with THE HULK, Hayabusa Drag Bike
Best Original – Spike with the only one in the world – EBR 1190RS
Best Modified – Eden with his 1997 Harley Softail
Most Unique – Codie with his 2011 Harley Night Rod
Best Interior – Kevin with a ’62 Morris Minor 1000
Best Exterior – The Shepherd Family with Heinrich the ‘87 Merc
Best Pre 1970 – Nathan with his ’65 Thunderbird
Best 1970-1999 – Craig with STIFF the Galaxie Hearse
Best Post 1999 – Timbo with his 2015 Merc A250
Best Engine Bay – Graham and WARLOC
Best Custom Paint – Kevin with a ’62 Morris Minor 1000
Best Original – Neville & Laura’s ’55 Morris Minor
Best Modified – Mike and the Twin Turbo NSX
Best Import – Drew and his worked ’92 Skyline
Most Unique – Brett and the one and only Poulsen Roadster, the custom made drive from wheelchair roadster that was a finalist in the 2015 Aust. Innovation Challenge.
Best Stock Truck – Mazda Bravo (Nathan Daly)
Best Tradie Truck – Holden Colorado (Grant Walker)
Best DIY Accessory – Mazda BT50 (Ross Williams)
Top Tourer – Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series (Matt Dolan)
Best Custom – Toyota Hilux (Ben Robinson)
Toughest Truck – Nissan Patrol (Danielle Shaw)
Best Classic 4×4 – 1950 Land Rover with water pump (Wayne Tupicoff)
Best Ute – 1960 Jeep (Des Young)
Best Wagon – Jeep Wrangler (Shane Beattie)
Encouragement Award – 1970 FSJ Jeep Cherokee (Adrian Walker)
Best Club – Queensland Jeepers Club
Judges Choice – 1989 Mercedes Unimog (Troy Tozer)
Judges Choice – Nissan Navara (Troy Kayser)
Judges Choice – Toyota Landcruiser 80 Series (Wayne Findlay)
It is with much appreciation we say thank you to our partners, sponsors and supporters who helped us this year. Also to our stallholders who had a fantastic array or offerings and to those patrons that stayed and danced in the rain with us, we thank you.
Lastly but in no way least to our volunteers and family who helped over the weekend we could not have done it without you, THANK YOU!