Eaglehawk's sporting clubs are organising a day of music at Canterbury Park to give back the community.
The On The Wing Festival will debut on October 19 in the shadows of the Vahland Grandstand at Eaglehawk's Canterbury Park with Aussie music icon Jon Stevens and band Killing Heidi headlining the show.
Local acts Fountaineer, Taylor Sheridan, Dez and Toli will also perform.
Festival committee member and Eaglehawk Football Netball Club volunteer Andrew Reid said it was a way to thank community groups who had supported the sporting clubs.
"We have had discussions at the clubs about it for the past three or four years," Reid said.
"It's two-pronged in that it raises money for community clubs and (sporting clubs) are always trying to offer the best facilities to their players.
"About October last year we approached the cricket club because we wanted to have it in the warmer months. We have a good relationship with them and they jumped on board.
"The cricket club approached the Bendigo Cricket Association who generously offered to move a round, so no sport is there that weekend and the club has no game so it can provide volunteers."
Eaglehawk CFA and Neangar Park Pony Club along with some other smaller community groups will be the first beneficiaries of the fundraiser music festival.
"We're sure if we have a successful year this year it will be much easier (going forward)," Reid said.
"Empowering Eaglehawk and Fairleys Supa IGA have jumped on board as sponsors and are rapt with what we're doing.
"I've been to the Deni Ute Muster and what that one event does for the town is unbelievable. It's obviously on a massive scale but if we can replicate it in some way that would be great."
Mr Reid said crowd numbers would be capped at 3000.
"We have got to prove a couple of things - one, that the event is viable, and two, that we can show council we can keep the facilities in good nick and protect the space for sporting clubs using it the week before and after," he said.
"The oval can go to capacity for 5000 but we're keeping people off pitch, so it will be on the wing and in the grandstand.
"We have already raised $3000 for Give Me 5 For Kids, with $5 from each ticket sold in July going to that."
Reid said people could buy tickets via https://www.onthewingfestival.com.
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