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The stars of X-Factor, Australian Idol, The Voice and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here are heading to the outback this WA Day weekend to entertain the crowds at the Leonora Golden Gift carnival.

A full weekend of sport, entertainment and community activities, this year the Gift promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The town’s population of 1500 will swell as athletes, entertainers, spectators and tourists roll in.

Running from Friday June 3 to Monday June 6, the Leonora Golden Gift is a fun filled weekend of horse racing, the Minara Resources Goldfields Cyclassic, market stalls, art prize, fireworks, entertainment, two-up and the main event the Golden Gift, Australia’s richest mile running race with $50,000 up for grabs.

This year promises a stellar entertainment lineup starting with the free community concert and fireworks. The Saturday evening event will feature Murphy’s Lore (starring Chris and Courtney Murphy of Australian Idol fame) and The Voice Finalist Michael Stangel playing Aussie Classics. But before the big voices hit the stage, the kids will be entertained by crowd favourites, The Lulus.

Following its successful introduction last year, the Concert Under the Stars is back at Hoover House on Sunday evening featuring X-Factor’s Big T, under 18 Australian Songwriter of the Year Frank Dixon and Michael Stangel is back, this time performing American Classics. And, fresh from the South African jungle where he starred in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, we have hilarious Aussie comic Akmal. Tickets are free, but limited, so contact the Shire of Leonora to secure yours.

Shire of Leonora president Peter Craig said the local community loves celebrating this big weekend each year and it was a pleasure to bring entertainers of such caliber to the event.

“It’s always a great weekend, and to have such quality acts is a real thrill not only for the locals but for the many visitors who join us,” Mr Craig said.

“It is our goal to give back to our community and ensure it is a great place to live and work.”

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