On the fringe of Thirroul seaside festival

The Thirroul Seaside and Arts Festival is not the only thing happening up north on Saturday, with a ‘‘fringe festival’’ to show off the northern suburbs’ performing chops.

Paul Hickman, owner of Retro Wombat vintage store on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, has organised a line-up of local music talent for what is an unofficial fringe event to the arts festival. 

Acts including Blue Grass, The Band That Couldn’t Plough Straight and Mark Storey, as well as a number of DJs, have been tapped to play through the day.

“I thought it might add excitement to the shop and contribute to the festival,” Mr Hickman said.

“We wanted to be involved in the weekend. We’ve always opened the shop during the festival but wanted to join the music side, too.”

Mr Hickman said much of the music at the seaside festival would take place on Sunday, saying his fringe event would bring sounds to the streets.

Retro Wombat’s free  festival begins at noon on Saturday. 

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