Boston Island to once again host music event

MUSIC: One hundred people gathered on Boston Island for the Island Sounds Festival event on November 28. Photo: Maddi Schilling
MUSIC: One hundred people gathered on Boston Island for the Island Sounds Festival event on November 28. Photo: Maddi Schilling

After hosting a successful concert in late November, Boston Island will once again welcome the sounds of music as the island is shaping up to provide a different type of venue for local events.

The first Island Sounds event was held on the Davis property on November 28 with a sold out crowd of 100 people enjoying the trip over on the Oceanic Victor vessel, some live music and some gin and tonics provided by local distiller EP Spirits.

The team from Rogue and Rascal Cafe organised the event with the Davis family and cafe co-owner Elouise Dukalskis said following the success of the first Island Sounds event a second was set to return next week, with 150 tickets available.

"We sold out the tickets to (the first) event in about 24 hours, and of course, it was quite exclusive due to the remote location and private residency," she said.

"So successful was our last event, we're hosting another to tie in with the Christmas holidays on Monday, December 27."

The Davis family, who own the island, have been open about events taking place there and family representative Hugh Davis said it was "really exciting" to see the first Island Sounds take place.

"It was a really proud moment, really exciting to see it go off with a bang and it was a real credit to all involved," he said.

Mr Davis said he was equally excited to see the event return on December 27 and for the possibility of future events taking place on the island.

DAY OUT: Great weather and local beverages greeted guests to Boston Island for the for the first Island Sounds event. Photo: Maddi Schilling

DAY OUT: Great weather and local beverages greeted guests to Boston Island for the for the first Island Sounds event. Photo: Maddi Schilling

"I think it's an amazing location and we feel very lucky to do something with it, and if we partner up with locals it's a real no-brainer," he said.

"If we can showcase locals and local produce then it's such a win-win and I'm super proud to work with these people, I see it as just another venue in Port Lincoln that's quite unique."

The lineup for the second event includes Adelaide surf rock band Ethanol Blend, jazz music from Sonny Collective featuring Sonny Puglisi and DJ Axel Rose on the decks.

EP Spirits will be featured again at a cocktail bar with SA brewing company Pirate Life also to come onboard.

Miss Dukalskis said numbers were limited so anyone interested needed to get in straight away.

"Tickets are out now but with COVID restrictions, numbers are extremely limited and likely to sell out," she said.

Tickets are available online through EventBrite and more information is available on the Island Sounds Festival II Facebook page.

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