Long queues couldn’t stop those at Vintage Festival 2022 from having a great time with the tunes and atmosphere | News from the region

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The 2022 Vintage Festival saw hundreds flock to the former site of Miranda Winery to sample some of Griffith’s excellent beers, wines and food accompanied by live entertainment. The festival, one of Griffith’s major annual festivals, brings together wines from across the region through the Riverina Winemakers Association for a day of music and light before Easter. Musicians at this year’s festival included DJs Rosario and Cirillo, acoustic artist Charlie Jones and headlining cover band Cherry Bomb. Cherry Bomb entertained attendees with covers of Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing called Love,” Third Eye Blind’s “Semi-charmed Life,” and KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Give It Up,” among other hits. Of course most were there for the wine and the mood was somewhat tarnished by the long wait times for drinks. Many waited in the sun for over 45 minutes for a drink, while others gave up on their mission halfway through to find something else to do. Participant Peter Provisi said they were among the first to arrive and saw turnout skyrocket. “We were one of the first to get here, and it BOOM,” he said, before paying his compliments to the offerings from Yenda Brewery. Young participants Matt Craig and Flynn Bellerby were in the queue, but said even the long wait didn’t dampen the mood too much. READ MORE “Ah, the queues are a bit long but the atmosphere is good. The wine is good,” Mr Craig said. “It’s good to have events after COVID-19, it’s great to see young people going out and sunbathing afterwards,” Bellerby added. Cherry Bomb encouraged attendees to be patient and urged kindness from organizers who were busy trying to make things run smoothly. Organizer Carrah Lymer was unavailable for comment on the day, but The Area News reached out. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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