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By Kath Gannaway

Rock bands Oz and Ruckus and indi-pop band One More Weekend have been announced as the killer live music line-up for this year’s Yarra Junction Music Festival.
The family-orientated festival on Friday night, 31 March, is a fund-raiser for the Yarra Junction Football Netball Club, with 10 per cent of ticket sales supporting the local CFA.
Organiser Georgia Strahan said the 2017 festival had built on the inaugural festival last year and promises to be a great opportunity for local people and people from right across the Yarra Valley to get together for a fun-filled night.
The festival includes market stalls, an appetising selection of food vans, roving performer Astrid Mendez and free face painting and jumping castle for the kids.
Mick Abrey from Ruckus and Mark Taggart from Oz caught up with Georgia and club secretary Sally Brennan for some pre-festival planning and said they were looking forward to a great night on stage.
Both bands are renowned for their support of community groups over the years.
“We get to play and have fun, but the benefit is for the community and that’s always a good thing,” Mick said.
Sally said it was great to have the support of local bands.
“Both music and football are powerful tools in the community for bringing people together,” she said.
The festival will run from 5pm to 10pm at the Yarra Junction football ground on Friday 31 March.
Tickets are $10 with children under 12 free and can be purchased online at www.trybooking.com or at the ground on the day.
For more information phone Georgia on 0425 459 370.

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