Piesse Park progress

Sarah MakseGreat Southern Herald
Brenton Stewart, Doug Cherry, Chris Wallace and Dom Pontillo.
Camera IconBrenton Stewart, Doug Cherry, Chris Wallace and Dom Pontillo.

Next year’s Katanning Concert in the Park is set to be bigger and better than ever with work kicking off this week to breathe new life into its home at Piesse Park.

After six years of planning by locals Dom Pontillo and Doug Cherry, a specially designed amphitheatre stage is being created in the heart of town.

Set for completion by August, the stage will feature an audio mixing desk, a reticulated grass area and will take up to seven food vans.

The stage was set for the fifth year of the concert in February, but a bushfire forced the cancellation of festivities hours before Perth band Landslide were set to take to the stage.

Mr Pontillo said he wanted to thank the Shire of Katanning for its support. He was excited to see the project get going.

“It brings about 700 people together for one Saturday night under the stars and people can bring their blankets, their kids, their food baskets and enjoy a concert for free and just have a good family night out,” he said.

“Once it is built it will be one of the better venues in the Great Southern for family members to attend.”

One of the concert’s first headliners, Murphy’s Lore, is gearing up to open the new stage in February 2021.

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