The background pic was designed by Stu, the young turtles are his totem Image: Rainbow Beach Spring Fest FB page
Some very sad news for the music community, with the legendary Stuart Fergie, aka DidgeriSTU, having left the stage and his earthly body.
A fundraiser had been planned in Rainbow Beach for the last weekend in February to assist him and his family through his illness, but that was understandably cancelled.
However, event organiser Elisa Seul made the following announcement:
“Dear Friends & Music Lovers,
As announced in the video (on the Rainbow Beach Spring Fest Facebook page), we have made the decision to postpone the FundRaiser Event of the 26th February to respectfully allow Stu’s close family to mourn.
We want to make sure that the OKA boys legacy is kept alive, which is why we are shifting the event into StuTember where we invite you all to come to Rainbow Beach on the first weekend of StuTember and collectively celebrate Stuart Boga Fergie’s Life & Work, as his Music Family.
The floods that are currently surrounding Rainbow Beach and hit the Sunny Coast are probably a metaphor of all the tears that have been shed, in facing this massive loss in the Community.
During the next 6 months we will be dedicated to organising a Life Celebration and it will give us all time to bring the good positive vibes as Stu deserves.
If you are an artist, if you are willing to give input and be part of StuTember, we would love to connect with you – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe everyone, stand strong in your Culture, keep Culture alive.”
Rainbow Beach Spring Fest Event Organiser
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