Waltzing Winton set for pub chorus at Way Out West

Winton’s Way Out West Fest is making ticket holders sing for their supper with the Winton Pub Choir set to lift the metaphoric roof off the outdoor event.

MASSED CHORUS: The 7500-strong crowd at Winton's Way Out West (April 18-20) will be invited to sing along to Waltzing Matilda.

MASSED CHORUS: The 7500-strong crowd at Winton's Way Out West (April 18-20) will be invited to sing along to Waltzing Matilda.

With 7500 people about to descend on town to celebrate the re-opening of the Waltzing Matilda Centre and every one of them invited to join the choir, the whole town will be performing a rousing rendition of the iconic Australian anthem. 

The Pub Choir, created and conducted by Astrid Jorgensen is part of a program for Winton’s Way Out West Festcreated by industry development organisation QMusic. The festival program will also include a songwriting workshop and music industry professional development for those ‘pub choristers’ who want to take things to the next level, or for outback Queenslanders looking to break into the music industry. 

Musicians including John Williamson, Jessica Mauboy, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, The Living End, Sheppard, Russell Morris and James Blundell may pop by to lend their voices to the chorus. 

The Waltzing Matilda centre will be reopened on April 20 as part of the Winton Way Out West Festival.

The Waltzing Matilda centre will be reopened on April 20 as part of the Winton Way Out West Festival.