CRUMBS! Friday Jan 9

FIRST we brought you news that the King’s planes, complete with a conferencing facility, were on sale (BEN 05 Jan), now we bring you news of the rock ‘n’ roll kind in the form of a fairly interesting event – the Parkes Elvis Festival, held this week from 07 to 11 Jan.

Sponsored by Destination NSW among others, the event is expected to see more than 18,000 attendees, set to celebrate the Elvis’ 80th birthday.

There is, of course, karaoke on the list of events, as well as Elvis trivia, poetry, rock ‘n’ roll dancing and many a concert.

The NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant with Acting Transport Minister Duncan Gay got in on the fun, pictured farewelling fans as they made their way to the festival aboard the dedicated NSW TrainLink Elvis Express, a service running from Central Station to Parkes Railway Station that sold out in September and featured onboard entertainers and tribute artists.