Australian rock legends The Church are headlining a huge day of free music, markets and fun this Sunday (August 31) at the annual RSL Bulimba Festival. One of Australia’s most enduring alternative rock acts, The Church is responsible for iconic songs such as Unguarded Moment, Under the Milky Way, Almost With You, Reptile, Metropolis and many more. Formed in Sydney in 1980, The Church has carved out a very successful career without ever compromising their sound or integrity for commercial interests.

Bulimba Festival

Despite several line-up changes over the years, the band has continued to record and tour with founding member and principal songwriter Steve Kilbey at the helm. Often outspoken and unapologetic, Kilbey is a charismatic figure who has steered The Church to considerable critical acclaim and industry recognition, including their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2011, the band played a special 30th anniversary concert to a capacity Sydney Opera House crowd accompanied by the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra.

The current line-up, which includes Powderfinger’s Ian Haug on guitar, will hit the Bulimba Festival Westpac Main Stage at 3:00pm on Sunday. Supporting The Church on the main stage will be The Cairos and The Sunburys. Meanwhile, the Live and Local Stage will showcase some more of Brisbane’s best home grown bands, with The Creases leading the charge. Also featuring on the Live and Local Stage will be Little Odessa and The Empresarios.

Little Odessa are one of the bands playing Bulimba Festival this Sunday.
Little Odessa are one of the bands playing Bulimba Festival this Sunday.

In addition to a fantastic music program, the 2014 RSL Bulimba Festival will include a festival fun park with carnival rides and amusements, along with 170 market stalls offering a wide range of products, including:

Boutique tea and coffee;
International cuisine;
Organic food;
Natural beauty products;
Handmade fashion and jewellery;
Furniture and home wares;
Art and crafts;
Health and fitness;

There will also be food tastings, cooking displays and entertainment throughout the day, including Mexican wrestling.

The RSL Bulimba Festival takes place in Oxford Street, Bulimba from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, August 31. Whilst admission is free, patrons are urged to make a gold coin donation to assist the RSL in continuing their great work supporting service personnel and their families.

To download an event program or find out more information, head to RSL Bulimba Festival website here.