SUPERSTAR John Paul Young, Mayor Paul McVeigh welcomed by Karl Graham at the launch for the 2019 Big Skies event.
SUPERSTAR John Paul Young, Mayor Paul McVeigh welcomed by Karl Graham at the launch for the 2019 Big Skies event. Ebony Graveur

Singer on the ground for Big Skies launch

GUESTS enjoyed an exclusive performance after a helicopter dropped John Paul Young off for the official launch of Big Skies 2019.

"More like flies are in the air,” Mr Young joked, swatting away a fly after he treated guests to a rendition of his 1977 hit single Love is in the Air.

The performance by the Aussie pop music legend on November 14 provided a teaser into the kind of event people can expect at the second Big Skies festival, to be held in April next year.

Manager of Jimbour Station, Karl Graham, said 2019 would be bigger.

"I'm excited. People make the venue come alive,” he said. "Without people, Jimbour House is just a maintenance issue.”

Mr Graham expects the people who attended last year to return and to bring their friends along.

"Last year there were 500 campers. I envisage there will be twice as many this year.”

The event is set to commence on April 27, with the return of its signature Day on the Plain event, featuring performances from John Paul Young, Pseudo Echo, Deni Hines, Ross Wilson and Jon Stevens.

Mayor Paul McVeigh said that the event was about showing off the region, as well as entertainment.

"It's also about having fun. And being entertained by really quality events,” he said.

Tickets are for sale through bigskiesevents .com.au.


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