Aussie spirit presented through the tent

The Fred Brophy boxing tent is an Australian icon.

By Angela Norval

When it comes to not only entertaining the region but also showcasing our great community, the team at The Lighthouse Hotel continue to be a leader in its field.

After the success of the Sounds of Rock Festival at Burnett Heads, the Lighthouse Hotel general manager Gavin Hales and assistant manager Tania Deviney are keen to keep the momentum going by providing a range of different events.

Tania said the region would be excited to hear that a crowd favourite would be back for another year, with the Fred Brophy Boxing Tent making a long-awaited return to the hotel’s entertainment line-up.

“The Fred Brophy Boxing Tent is truly an Australian icon and it was great to see him make his comeback at Beef 2021 and now to be able to come to Burnett Heads on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June,” she said.

“We are seeing more and more that people want a great night out with their friends and family and we have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to follow all the safety protocol to present this event.”

Through what is the world’s last legal boxing tent, Fred Brophy is looking for opponents who are willing to lace up a set of boxing gloves and face off against his crew.

Despite a turbulent time last year, the Australian outback legend and fourth generation showman still runs the world’s last travelling boxing troupe, challenging all comers to go up against fighters such as the Barramundi Kid, Birdsville Mauler and even The Beaver.

Brophy has summoned some pretty strong personalities from Doomadgee to Goondiwindi to man the ring — to punch, pivot and ultimately prove that the lifeblood of the Aussie larrikin still runs strong.

His desire is to provide a show that visitors will never forget.

Tickets for this event are available at The Lighthouse Hotel and are $35 prepaid or $40 at the door on each night.

There is also the welcome addition of entertainment by local Andrew Copland who is a dynamic and versatile musician, well-known for his classic acoustic covers and providing a great set time and time again.

Organisers have welcomed providing secure transport to and from the event with Bundaberg Shuttle Service (0421 413 446).

Add to that, visitors can also show their support for the community raffles with the Burnett Heads Community Raffles present on Friday night and then the Burnett Heads State School on Saturday.