Entertainment locked in for non-stop party

The entertainment line-up for 2007 Xstrata Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo has been confirmed and locked away with a promising schedule of acts to ensure the crowd is kept entertained.

The diverse range of acts were selected due to their strong following and enthusiasm toward the Isa Rodeo event. The Isa Rodeo is the biggest festival on the Australian rodeo calendar and this year will provide a destination to catch the latest home grown Aussie talent. This year, the rodeo crowd will be treated to some of the biggest names in Country Music – Crakajak, Shandell Tosoni and The Bostocks!

Award winning Melbourne based band Crakajak will perform outside the main arena on Friday and Saturday nights from 11:15pm. The band is known for their high energy performances will add further to the excitement of the rodeo by selecting the event to film their film clip for their song “Rodeo Rodeo” and will utilise various locations around the town to complete the shoot. The band is asking for visitors and locals to come forward and be a part of their clip by dancing on stage whilst the band plays. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer “star” should contact Frank Perri on 0415587492. The band would also like all ticket holders to the rodeo on Friday or Saturday night to be aware that they may be filmed in crowd scenes.

Adding to the musical feast is Shandell Tosoni who will fire the crowd up at 8:30pm on Friday night in the Xstrata Entertainment Centre followed by an encore performance at 9:30pm outside the main arena. Shandell’s star has risen dramatically in the past 12 months since joining the cast of the $23 million Australian Outback Spectacular on the Gold Coast.

Completing the line-up on offer is family group “The Bostocks” who will continue the momentum with performances outside the main arena on Saturday night at 9:30pm and again on Sunday night at 6pm and 8pm ensuring all have the opportunity to take in the class act. Hailing from the Gold Coast and growing up among a strong musical environment “The Bostocks” have always had high expectations when it comes to their music.  The Bostocks are currently in the pre production stages of their album ready for release early August just in time for the Xstrata Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo. Whilst they can boast supporting and touring International Aussie icons INXS, Jimmy Barnes and more recently the legendary Stevie Wright, “The Bostocks” claim headlining the 2007 rodeo event will be a sure career highlight.

With the entertainment schedule now confirmed, organisers are recommending visitors and locals arrive early to secure their vantage points as interest in all the artists has proven large and an energetic and large crowd expected at all performances.

The largest rodeo event in the Southern Hemisphere, the 2007 Xstrata Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo will run from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2007. With a record bounty on offer to competitors, the event is preparing for what will be its biggest year.

For further information about the 2007 Xstrata Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo please contact the Media Unit at RODEO HQ on 07 47432706.