The inaugural Gigs & Digs Festival heralds a new era in entertainment and tourism for the Central Highlands.

The event will be held on Saturday, 5 August 2017, in Emerald and is a restyling of the Central Highlands Multicultural Festival.

The Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) will deliver the new annual festival on behalf of the Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC), in consultation with a stakeholder steering committee which met for the first in February 2017.