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Historic Kapunda Marble Quarry reawakens with an event like no other

Drag Queen glamour, Harps, a DJ and plenty of magical touches at Rock and Wood’s first ever marble quarry event

Get set for a magical March night, with an absolute symphony of sensations set in a natural amphitheatre north of Kapunda – a treasure hidden since the 19th century.
Quarry Queens, the region’s very own Cherry Poppins, renowned for pushing the boundaries with her creative wit, and the irrepressible Fifi la Douche will deliver a drag spectacle unlike any other.
But the pièce de résistance is the venue – a breathtaking backdrop of natural marble, which holds a rich legacy dating back to the late 1800’s. The Kapunda marble quarry at Allendale was the source of much of the building material used in Adelaide’s iconic Parliament House, chosen for its strength and aesthetic qualities.
What remains of the old marble quarry holds its own aesthetic brilliance, which owner Catherine Bird is keen to share.
Her and husband Simon purchased their Old Anlaby Road home in 2022, and over a drink in their backyard – encircled by 45-foot high marble, Catherine had a vision to give the huge old wooden gantry a new lease of life and open the stunning amphitheatre of rock up as a unique event space.
She would name it Rock and Wood, and give people a chance for an exclusive preview, by hosting a dazzling, open-air event, complete with food and wine, extraordinary entertainment and a party which will rock the walls of the stunning Allendale Quarry.
As the sun goes down, the quarry will transform into the star of the show, as world-acclaimed singer and harpist, Siobhan Owen welcomes guests down into the stunning amphitheatre.
But there will be plenty of competition when it comes to claiming star status – and the Quarry Queens will make damn sure of that.
Harpist and Singer, Siobhan Owen will welcome guests to the inaugural event

Experience the wonder with Cherry Poppins and Fifi la Douche

Cherry Poppins – a small town country girl who hails from a sheep and cropping farm at nearby Ngapala, is excited in more ways than one to be bringing her “gal pal” Fifi along to experience the wonder of something so natural!
The dazzling duo are highly entertaining, and after performing all over the country, including the Broken Heel festival and Dragged Out at Beechworth, they can’t wait to bring their glitter and glamour to the Quarry.
DJ Brodie will be bringing the beats and playing until late, and for the incredibly generous ticket price of $35 guests will receive a complimentary drink on arrival. To top off a magical night, a generous portion of ticket profits will go back into the community, through Uniting Care Kapunda.
There’ll be an array of seating options, from wine barrels and stools, to cafe and lounge seating, as well as a line-up of food options courtesy of vendors, CuppaGinos and Feed Me Potatoes. Local business, Manuka Native Nursery, will be adding some extra touches to add to the natural ambience, with a variety of aesthetic live foliage.
The bar will be stocked with local craft beer from “Greenock Brewery” and a small selection of all-time favourite ales, a mix of white, red and sparkling wines from the Barossa’s very own “Kies” wines, voted #1 on Trip Advisor and a selection of pre-mixed Vodka and Gins.
Prior to the commencement of the event, a small business networking mixer run by Sea to Valley Start Ups will be held from 5.30-6.30pm, with guests invited to stick around for happy hour. To register for the free ticketed event click here.
Business mixers are also welcome to pre-purchase a Quarry Queens ticket and stay for the incredible after-dark party.
Tickets are essential and they are limited, so jump on and grab yours and don’t miss this incredible opportunity for a night of fun and wonder, with a dash of glitter, a sprinkle of history, and an epic serving of what’s to come at Rock and Wood.
Quarry Queens
Friday March 1st 7.30pm
Where: 52 Old Anlaby Road Allendale North
For info & tickets: Click here 



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