Sanctuary Cove steps back to the golden ages for a retro-themed Sunday Sounds

Sanctuary Cove steps back to the golden ages for a retro-themed Sunday Sounds

Nostalgia is a powerful thing – sometimes we all yearn to take things back to a simpler, more wholesome and carefree time. As much as living in the present day has its advantages (hello, wifi), the lure of generations past provides a certain comfort and joy that we can’t quite put our finger on. So why wouldn’t we jump at the chance to rewind time for a day? Sanctuary Cove’s famous Sunday Sounds has returned for winter with a distinctly retro twist – the precinct is kicking things off on June 25 with an afternoon filled with classic tunes, live entertainment and vintage-themed fun for the whole family.

Sanctuary Cove’s Sunday Sounds has paved the way for weekend entertainment, providing both the space and the vibe to wind down and chill out. This winter’s series is debuting an all-new format, dedicating the Sunday Sounds to all things retro. As usual it’s all about the live tunes, with a round of acts that have been carefully picked for their awesome throwback sounds. The incomparable ten-piece big band Swing Central is headlining the day, with the super suave Brad Leaver as frontman. Versatile entertainers Rhydian and the Residuals will be serving up favourites from a smooth repertoire featuring tunes by Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more, with Miss Mandy Swings bringing her sassy blend of jazz and cabaret to open the show.

As well as a sweet musical offering, Sunday Sounds Retro will be upping the wow-factor with a series of roving entertainers set to weave through the open-air theatre. If you’ve ever wanted to watch Elvis shake his hips, score a sneaky peck on the cheek from Marilyn Monroe or watch Charlie Chaplin make a total boob of himself, this is the closest you can possibly come. Gather your crew and prepare for a smooth trip down memory lane – Monday you will be grateful.

For more information about this swingin’ Sunday session, you can head to the Sanctuary Cove website.

To find out more about what’s on in Brisbane, head to our Event Guide.


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