A DAY AT THE CREEK 2020 | Exciting line-up set for iconic festival

Tasmania's largest tribute band music festival is set to return.

Mark February 29 in your calendar because A Day At The Creek 2020 will feature a packed program of entertainment with something to suit every musical taste.

Take a trip down memory lane with tribute acts including Gypsy (Rumours of Fleetwood Mac), The Beachboys, Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons, The Beatlez, Adam Page (Elvis tribute) plus Dave Hawkins and The Firmm.

The Friday night warm-up gets underway from 7.30pm with 'a Big Blues Band' under the magnolia tree.

Festival founder Doug Westbrook said some $100,000 had been raised for charities since the event began 11 years ago: "We've raised a lot of money for local charities, sports group and the local swimming pool. That's what we're about.

"When we first took over the hotel in February 2008, myself and my wife walked up the back and looked over the valleys and thought this valley needs music. Growing up as teenager in the 60s I loved Woodstock and I just loved music, so we said 'let's do it'."

Once again, the event will take place in the magnificent Mole Creek Hotel Grounds, with gates opening at 11am. A grassed area offers great views of the stage.

Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring their own camp chairs and picnic blankets, sealed bottles of water and snack foods, non-professional cameras, hats and sunscreen, along with positive vibes and smiles, groovin' shoes or bare feet (whichever of the two takes their fancy!).

A range of powered and non-powered sites will be available for hire for those who wish to camp.

Organisers are reminding visitors there will be some rules in place to make sure everything runs as safely and smoothly as possible.

Strictly no fires will be allowed in the campsite and A Day At The Creek will be enforcing fire ban conditions for the safety and enjoyment of all.

Contained gas cookers and camp stoves may be allowed depending on Tas Fire Service restrictions at the time. Festivalgoers are also being reminded A Day At The Creek is a zero-waste event and will not be providing rubbish facilities in the campground so 'if you brought it in with you, you can take it home'.

Outdoor toilet facilities will be available.

As the festival is a licensed event, no BYO alcohol is allowed in the campsite or festival arena and no pets nor glass are allowed on site.

An extensive array of food and drink stalls will be available to cater for a wide variety of tastes. Tickets are available at www.adayatthecreek.com.au or at the Mole Creek Hotel.

Festival organiser Doug Westbrook said the festival provided a huge boost for the local region, with accommodation in Mole Creek booked out and some places in Deloraine as well.

"We have people coming from all over Tasmania and we've got several groups flying in from Sydney and Melbourne," he said.

"People are making their holiday around this time and it coincides with our music festival."

Not only is A Day At The Creek a magnificent day out, feel good knowing the event supports Rotary Tasmania projects for disabilities and mental health.

The festival raised some $68,000 last year and it is hoped a similar amount will be raised this year with ticket and raffle sales.

Aiding fundraising efforts will be a raffle prize of two Harley-Davidsons, thanks to sponsorship from the Rotary Club of Deloraine and Mole Creek Hotel.

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