Aussie icon Shannon Noll, legendary band Dragon set to kick off 40th anniversary of Scone Horse Festival

THE Scone Horse Festival is rocking out to commemorate a major milestone in 2020.

Aussie icon Shannon Noll and legendary band Dragon will kick off the 40th anniversary of the annual event at White Park Arena on Thursday, May 7.

Wanting to make the most of the new undercover arena, the committee decided it was time to test out the multipurpose asset as a music venue.

The concert will officially open the festival, with Dragon taking to the stage first at 6pm, followed by Shannon Noll from around 7.30pm.

You can expect to hear all of the classics from both acts, including April Sun in Cuba, Are You Old Enough?, Rain, What About Me, Shine, Loud and plenty more.

"This will be a family-friendly event however we are excited to be holding an event that will appeal to all age groups," Scone Horse Festival president David Gatwood said.

"The arena floor will turn into a mosh pit for those who want to get close to the action or just want to have a dance.

"In the lead up to the Scone Horse Festival, we will be running a number of competitions with some great prizes on offer.

"Make sure you follow the Scone Horse Festival Facebook page @sconehorsefestival for updates on upcoming competitions.

"Tickets are now on sale, with the choice of general admission or VIP, which includes a reserved seating area, with soft drinks and snacks provided.

"But, you have to be quick with the VIP tickets, as there is a limited number available.

"We're expecting them to sell out quickly."

Those who pre-purchase their tickets online will be rewarded with a saving of $10 per ticket as prices will likely increase on the day at the gate.

Online ticket pricing

General admission tickets

Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): $60

Adult (18 years and over): $30

Child (under 18): $10

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

VIP tickets

VIP tickets - Enjoy reserved seating area, with soft drinks and snacks provided.

VIP family (2 adults and up to 3 children): $100

VIP adult (18 years and over): $50

VIP child (under 18): $20

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Bar and food will be available to purchase on the night with a designated alcohol-free zone.

Those who wish to sit around the concrete edge of the arena can bring cushions and blankets to sit on.

No camp chairs are allowed in the venue.

IDs will be checked upon entry and those 18 and over will receive an entry wristband.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.sconehorsefestival.com.au or in person at the Scone Visitor Information Centre.

Follow the event on Facebook and Instagram and don't forget to use the hashtags #SconeHorseFestival #SHF40Years.