Bungendore music event a boost for regional tourism

May 12, 2021

Bungendore will spring into life for its ‘Bang the ‘Dore’ outdoor music event with funding support from the Morrison Government.

Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said the Morrison Government was providing almost $20,000 for ‘Bang the Dore’ and the Bungendore ‘Meet and Make Expo’, held at the showground at the start of May.

“‘Bang the Dore’ will attract locals and visitors into the community to enjoy the live music and support local businesses,” Senator Molan said.

“‘Bang the Dore’ is a celebratory event for local musical talent and will include barbeques, market stalls, footpath trading, kids craft, on-street Op Shop, a ‘Be a Rockstar’ dress-up competition, music memorabilia, and gelato and wine tastings.

“‘The festival provides a stage for local musical talent and is an exciting addition to the area’s events calendar.

“I encourage everyone to enjoy the music, food and hospitality on show at Bungendore this weekend.”

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said the RTBR program is helping regional tourism recover from an extremely challenging 12 months.

“Our Government is taking action to encourage and inspire more Australians to holiday in Australia this year and to spend their money supporting the domestic tourism industry,” Mr Tehan said.

“Before COVID-19, domestic tourism made up approximately 77 per cent – or $107 billion – of tourism spend. Australians spent more than $80 billion on overnight trips in 2019 and more than $26.3 billion on day trips.

“Our support of regional events, like ‘Bang the ‘Dore’ will help domestic spending primed and pumping again.”

Mayor of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Cr Tim Overall welcomed the funding.

“The Meet and Make Expo was able to showcase many of the talented ‘makers’ of our region and also provided much-needed funds to artists and makers impacted by the loss of trade over the past 18 months,” Mayor Overall said.

“We hope it returns to being an annual event, supporting tourism and businesses in Bungendore.”

“This exciting music event is a great new offering on the tourism scene for Bungendore and will feature a busking competition where buskers of all ages will perform in various locations in Bungendore village,” Mayor Overall said.

Information about ‘Bang the Dore’ visit can be found at http://bangthedore.com.au/