UP TO 10,000 Bee Gees fans are expected to storm Redcliffe for Barry Gibb’s visit during the Redcliffe Festival — and traders are being urged to get ready now for one of their busiest days of the year.
Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism marketing and public relations director Belinda Boyce said there would be plenty of vantage points on the day for fans to grab a glimpse of the famous singer.
This time fans will get closer to Barry with a stage positioned down near the Redcliffe Jetty, where Barry will arrive before making his way towards Bee Gees Way,” Ms Boyce said.“There will also be screens displaying live footage along the street.”
All the excitement kicks off at 1pm with stage entertainment.
Gibb will arrive at 2pm and official proceedings are expected to be completed by 4pm.
Ms Boyce said fans would start arriving in Redcliffe from 8am.
“This is a perfect opportunity to showcase our bustling Redcliffe CBD precinct, our fantastic cafes, shops and restaurants.”
■ Redcliffe Festival runs from August 29 to September 13
■ Barry Gibb visit on September 11
■ 2014 festival attracted 50,000 people
■ 2015 festival should attract 70,000 people and up to $11 million to the local economy
For more information on Redcliffe Festival visit redcliffefestival.com.au