Waterloo, 9 December 2022

Waterloo Hall, QLD, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, Taribelang Bunda, Bailai Country

Waterloo Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, Taribelang Bunda, Bailai People.

The Waterloo Hall sits at the social and geographical centre of a quiet rural community, tucked within gentle rolling hills 40 mins from Bundaberg. The hall was built by local residents in 1911 on land leased from the nearby juice mill. At its opening ball in June, 150 people danced till morning on its “splendid” Flindersia wood floors. Our hall has witnessed a lot since then – floods and fires, big dances, sporting comps and meetings. Young men of the district have gathered here to march off to wars and the hall was the place for families to celebrate the return, or mourn the loss of, their loved ones.

A recent newcomer aptly described our hall as a “monument to corrugated iron”, yet for the many cheery locals it is so much more than that. It is like a second home, hosting monthly BBQs for anyone to attend, plus weddings, birthdays, craft markets and all manner of cultural and artistic celebrations. We really hope you get a chance to visit, sit a while, and enjoy a good yarn.

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Waterloo on Friday, 9 December 2022 with Inn Echo and Sam Buckingham.

 Opening the show will be local act Keely Ellen !

Keely Ellen is a singer-songwriter from Bundaberg QLD. A talented musician with soaring vocals, a hint of pop, and Country story telling. Keely Ellen is capturing the attention of many audiences with her dynamic vocals. Keely has been singing from the age of 8 years old and picked up her first guitar at 10 years of age. Keely has been fortunate to have shared the stage with some amazing artists like Bill Chambers, Brad Butcher, The Wolfe Brothers and Travis Collins. Keely has performed throughout Queensland and NSW and looks forward to a future in the Country Music Industry.

A BBQ and Cake Stall will be running on the night, catered by the Yandaran Rural Fire Service (with Yandaran CWA). There will be a bar service, with tea and coffee at the interval.

Tickets are priced at:
Full Admission – $15
Child Admission (Aged 12 and Under – Must Be Accompanied By A Responsible Adult) – Free
Click here to purchase tickets.

Doors Open 6.00pm
Show Starts 6.30pm

Waterloo Hall has accessible bathrooms.

This show is supported by Bundaberg Regional Council.

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved QLD Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

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