Monster plan for Glen Innes show

MONSTER TRUCKS: monster trucks have been booked for the 2020 show, according to secretary Neale Royal. Picture: Andrew Messenger.
MONSTER TRUCKS: monster trucks have been booked for the 2020 show, according to secretary Neale Royal. Picture: Andrew Messenger.

Get ready for monster trucks, set to feature at next year's Glen Innes show.

Show secretary Neale Royal says they've booked the "best monster truck show in Australia" as their new hot act next February.

"We just want to give country people something different. They don't see monster trucks every day!"

Show secretary Neale Royal

"We've done a lot of horse-based entertainment, we've done motorcycles, we've done the rooftop express," he said.

"We just want to give country people something different. They don't see monster trucks every day!"

With two shows planned for Friday and Saturday night, the truck show by Monster Trucks limited is planned as a big highlight of the event.

The monster truck company, which hails from Victoria, can set up and break down his equipment very quickly, which will allow the rest of the show to run as normal.

Saturday night's demolition derby will still go ahead following the monster trucks.

Glen Innes show is set to feature monster trucks

It's just one of a number of attractions the show society is planning to pump up attendance. Like the 2019 showthis year will be billed as an opportunity to bridge the rural-town divide.

Show memberships are already on sale, at their earliest ever time. Secretary Neale Royal said he's planning to get in on the lucrative Christmas gift market.

"We'd like to see people be able to share it with their families at Christmas (as) stocking fillers," he said.

"If you buy them before Christmas - 12.5 per cent discount.

"It is about building a bit of expectation, a little bit of excitement. It's to try and get people to think about something other than the drought.

"The drought is killing everyone - we know that.

"And this whole event is about bringing town and country together for a bit of fun for a couple of days to try and take their mind off it."

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Look out for fireworks contractor Holy Smokes, who is planning to honour one of the show's major sponsors by replicating the Glen Innes Severn council's new highlands brand in the form of an explosion.

"He's done some amazing stuff for us over the last couple of years, so it should be interesting to see what he comes out with," Neale Royal said.

The 152nd iteration of an event often known as the "royal of the North" is set to feature its traditional range of ring events and challenges over the three days from February 14 to 16.