Amp up for ‘The Gig’

Music in the Sticks crew members Kayla Hogbin (left) and Oliver May.

A new live music event known as ‘The Gig’ will take place in Woodend tonight.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s Music in the Sticks crew will host the all-ages event, which will feature four local bands: Sack of Flour, Junkyard Wizards, The Seventh Circle and Miles Brennan.

Council’s director of community, Maria Weiss, encouraged young people to make the most of the event.

“Events such as ‘The Gig’ reinvigorate our community spaces and promote the fun of live events, all while encouraging young people to socialise and reconnect with others in a safe environment,” she said.

The Music in the Sticks program has been running for more than 15 years providing valuable music and event industry skills and experience to young people aged 12 to 25.

‘The Gig’ is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase on the night.

The event will be held at the Woodend Community Hall on Saturday, May 21. Doors open at 6pm and the event concludes at 10pm. Pass-outs will not be permitted.

Tickets cost $2 and can be purchased at the door or from: