19 April 2013
French electro group Daft Punk are set to launch their new album Random Access Memories in Wee Waa next month as part of the 79th Wee Waa Regional Show.
While the group members will not be in attendance at the event, the album launch will be streamed live so it can be enjoyed by viewers all over the world. According to Reuters, 4,000 tickets for the May 17-19 event were sold within 13 minutes this year.
“The promoters came up with a wonderful idea to show a contrast between a global band and a small community rural township. It’s something that’s quite unexpected,” said Narrabri Shire Council mayor Conrad Bolton, speaking to the news agency.
The Wee Waa Show is a celebration of traditional agriculture, including livestock and sheep farming, as well as local industry. The region is famous for its cotton production, and the annual Fashions in the Pen competition celebrates the best in design with clothing made from local wool and cotton.
Visitors also won’t want to miss the stunning display of flowers in the pavillion, or the evening fireworks.
If you plan to be in the area for the show, it may be worth adding a few extra days to your itinerary to explore the area. The Moree and Narrabri region, which is located in north-west NSW, is home to fascinating sea salt caves in the Pilliga Forest, a historic gaol at the Narrabri Old Gaol and Museum and sweeping views across Mount Kaputar National Park.
Nearby, the fascinating Narrabri Observatory, which is home to the Australia Telescope Compact Array, always welcomes visits from members of the general public. Here, you can take a self-guided tour to view the telescope in the Visitors Centre, or you can also arrange for a guided tour to accommodate a group.