This year’s Concert in the Park will be headlined by tribute band Landslide as the group finally makes its Katanning debut on Saturday night. Hailing from Perth, Landslide specialise in songs from Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles as Concert in the Park returns to its usual February date. The tribute band formed five years ago after Mike and Karen Jackson went on a cruise out of Sydney. On the cruise, Karen Jackson was told she should start a Fleetwood Mac tribute band after singing the 1977 hit Dreams at an open mic event. She said the group was looking forward to finally performing in the town, after several previous bookings were postponed. “We were evacuated from Piesse Park when the bushfire went through (in 2020) and that was the first time our show got cancelled,” Karen Jackson said. “We are hoping that despite COVID, which has cancelled our gigs in Katanning twice over the two years, we will finally get to show what we are made of. “We love playing at country venues. We have heard the audience at Katanning is awesome and are very excited at having the opportunity to play there.” Event organiser Doug Cherry said it was hopefully a matter of fourth time lucky for the band. “While we have COVID now, Perth is under the same restrictions as us so they will be able to get here,” he said. For Cherry, choosing Landslide as this year’s main act was an easy decision. “There have been a number of people who have been to their concerts and said they are fantastic,” he said. The year marks the fifth edition of the Concert of the Park, with organisers hoping for a big crowd. “It has historically always attracted a good crowd, and we hope the community supports the event yet again,” Cherry said. Landslide will be supported in their performance by local act Winston Brothers Acoustic. In keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a wristband policy in place to identify who has checked into the event, with patrons encouraged to check in with the SafeWA app. Concert in the Park will run from 4pm to 10pm on Saturday at the Piesse Park Amphitheatre. It is a free event, with people encouraged to bring along picnic rugs and chairs.