CMC Rock sells out in an hour – 18000 tickets gone!

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CMC ROCKS QLD 2018 MAKES AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
FESTIVAL SELLS OUT IN RECORD TIME  
18,000 TICKETS SOLD IN UNDER AN HOUR!

LUKE BRYAN (USA) – DARIUS RUCKER (USA)
KELSEA BALLERINI (USA)

DUSTIN LYNCH (USA) – OLD DOMINION (USA) – DAN + SHAY (USA)
BUSBY MAROU – DEAN BRODY (CAN) – RANDY HOUSER (USA)
BRETT YOUNG (USA) – STEVE FORDE – BROTHERS OSBORNE (USA)
LUKE COMBS (USA) – TRAVIS COLLINS – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS
RUSSELL DICKERSON (USA) – DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND (USA)
HIGH VALLEY (CAN) – RYAN FOLLESE (USA) – GORD BAMFORD (CAN)

TROY KEMP – JODY DIREEN (NZ) – CHRISTIE LAMB – KAYLEE BELL (NZ) MELANIE DYER – MISSY LANCASTER – BAYLOU – MUSTERED COURAGE
THE VIPER CREEK BAND – JAYNE DENHAM – CASEY BARNES
ROUTE 33 – RACHAEL FAHIM

THURSDAY 15* – SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018
WILLOWBANK, IPSWICH QLD
*Campers entrance only
Information at www.cmcrocks.com

In an unprecedented feat, CMC Rocks QLD has today solidified its title as the biggest country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere, completely selling out in record time.

Tickets to the four-day festival were snapped up within an hour of going on sale at 9am AEST this morning, with country music lovers coming out in force to snare their chance to see the world’s hottest country artists across an anticipated weekend of music, camping and fun in March 2018.

“CMC Rocks fans are the best audience, and are super passionate about this festival”, said Festival Director, Rob Potts. “Today, they get to celebrate Australian country music history with us. The biggest and fastest sold out country music event ever in Australia. Thank you CMC Rocks fans!”

Michael Chugg, Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment, said “To say we were taken by surprise this morning is an understatement. To sell out in less than an hour is an amazing testament to the growth of the country music genre in Australia. We are all very proud, and are looking forward to our eleventh year, and the most amazing line-up yet”.

Festival organisers responded to overwhelming demand, increasing capacity from 15,000 to 18,000 for 2018’s event, which will be headlined by two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, on his debut Australian visit. Darius Rucker and Kelsea Ballerini, along with local duoBusby Marou and a phenomenal line-up of the very best artists the genre has to offer will hit the CMC Rocks stage between Thursday 15th and Sunday 18th March 2018.

CMC Rocks has over the years hosted world-class sets from international music icons like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson to Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town. Complemented each year by an array of Australia’s most prolific stars and exciting up-and-comers, including Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Morgan Evans, Caitlyn Shadbolt and more, CMC Rocks never fails to deliver the best of country music to local music fans.

2018 is set to be the biggest CMC Rocks ever, with over 18,000 fans preparing to descend on Willowbank across four days in March, to enjoy the very best that country and roots music has to offer in a unique second-to-none festival setting.

The Queensland Government is proud to support CMC Rocks QLD through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, showcasing Australia’s best live events in Australia’s best destinations.

CMC Rocks 2018 Line Up Announced

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FULL ARTIST LINE-UP

LUKE BRYAN (USA) – DARIUS RUCKER (USA)
KELSEA BALLERINI (USA)

DUSTIN LYNCH (USA) – OLD DOMINION (USA) – DAN + SHAY (USA)
BUSBY MAROU – DEAN BRODY (CAN) – RANDY HOUSER (USA)
BRETT YOUNG (USA) – STEVE FORDE – BROTHERS OSBORNE (USA)
LUKE COMBS (USA) – TRAVIS COLLINS – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS
RUSSELL DICKERSON (USA) – DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND (USA)
HIGH VALLEY (CAN) – RYAN FOLLESE (USA) – GORD BAMFORD (CAN)

TROY KEMP – JODY DIREEN (NZ) – CHRISTIE LAMB – KAYLEE BELL (NZ) MELANIE DYER – MISSY LANCASTER – BAYLOU – MUSTERED COURAGE
THE VIPER CREEK BAND – JAYNE DENHAM – CASEY BARNES
ROUTE 33 – RACHAEL FAHIM

THURSDAY 15* – SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018
WILLOWBANK, IPSWICH QLD
*Campers entrance only

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE: 9AM AEST (QLD), MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER
Information at www.cmcrocks.com

Australia’s premiere country and roots festival, CMC ROCKS QLD, today reveals an epic artist lineup for it’s 2018 event, which is set to return to Willowbank, Ipswich from Thursday 15* – Sunday 18 March.

The most anticipated event on the country music calendar, and following this year’s phenomenal sell-out 10th Anniversary event, CMC Rocks once again delivers a second-to-none line-up jam-packed with the biggest and best local and international artists the genre has to offer.

Two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and country music megastar LUKE BRYAN leads the charge, making his Australian debut at CMC Rocks QLD 2018 to overwhelming demand. He’s sold over 10 million albums, 40 million tracks worldwide and has chalked up 3 billion streams, and with current single ‘Light It Up’ currently making waves at country radio worldwide, Luke is a bonafide superstar. Luke has just been confirmed as a judge on the new season of ABC’s American Idol, he performed the US National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl and consistently sells out stadiums across the US, from Chicago’s Soldier Field to Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium, performing to over 5.6 million fans over the last three years. Known for his explosive live performances, Willowbank better prepare to see Luke blow up the CMC Rocks Main Stage next year!

Multiple Grammy Award-winner, DARIUS RUCKER, will land in Willowbank for his first ever-Australian performance at CMC Rocks QLD 2018. With eight #1 Billboard Country Singles under his belt, including ‘Homegrown Honey’, co-written with label-mate Charles Kelley (Lady Antebellum), and ‘If I Told You’, the lead single from his forthcoming fifth studio album out October 20, Rucker (former lead singer with Hootie & The Blowfish) will have some fresh new cuts to unleash on CMC Rocks audiences when he lands down under in March.

Country’s hottest female artist KELSEA BALLERINI returns to the CMC Rocks stage a fully fledged star, last year creating history as the first ever female artist to achieve three consecutive #1 US Billboard hits with ‘Love Me Like You Mean It’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Dibs’. Since then, she has sold out two national headline tours across North America as well as her own headline shows in the UK, garnered a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, supported the likes of Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood, and has performed live on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. With a brand new album Unapologetically due for release next month, Kelsea is one of the most exciting artists on the world music stage.

Fresh from supporting Sir Elton John on his recent Australian dates, Rockhampton duo BUSBY MAROU are well-versed on the live stage and are one of Australia’s best-loved roots acts, making their CMC festival debut in 2010. Cutting their teeth gigging around QLD before nabbing support slots for Dolly Parton and James Blunt, they now have an APRA Award for Blues & Roots Work of the Year, and an ARIA chart-topping album, Postcards from The Shell House, to their name.

Joining Luke Bryan (USA), Darius Rucker (USA), Kelsea Ballerini (USA) and Busby Marou on the A List line-up for 2018 are Dustin Lynch (USA) and Randy Houser (USA), who have both opened for Luke Bryan across North America, along with Old Dominion (USA), Dan + Shay (USA), Dean Brody (CAN), Brett Young (USA), Brothers Osborne (USA), Luke Combs (USA), Gord Bamford (CAN), Steve Forde, Travis Collins, The Sunny Cowgirls,  Russell Dickerson (USA), Ryan Follese (USA), Davisson Brothers Band (USA) and High Valley (CAN).

A dazzlling array of local favourites and rising stars join the fold, from Troy Kemp, Jody Direen (NZ), Christie Lamb, Kaylee Bell (NZ), Melanie Dyer, Missy Lancaster, Baylou, Mustered Courage, The Viper Creek Band, Jayne Denham, Casey Barnes, Route 33 and Rachael Fahim.

CMC Rocks will be the only chance for Queenslanders to catch these sensational international artists live in action in 2018!

CMC Rocks QLD returns with an extended festival program due to overwhelming demand and exclusively for campers in 2018, with the Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit Saloon hosting live music from 1pm on Thursday 15 March right through to 2am the next morning. On Friday 16 March, performers will kick off at 10:15am with gates opening at 9:15am, providing more live music action than ever before!

With huge demand for on-site camping each year, event organisers have secured an additional paddock ** for 2018.

Completely selling out for the past two consecutive years, the festival attracts crowds of more than 15,000 music lovers daily, coming from as far as North America, Sweden, Singapore, Germany, Austria and a big contingent from New Zealand, injecting more than $6.1 million into the local Ipswich economy.

The southern hemisphere’s biggest country and roots event, CMC Rocks has over the years hosted world-class sets from international music icons like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson to Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks and Little Big Town. Complemented each year by an array of Australia’s most prolific stars and exciting up-and-comers, including Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Morgan Evans, Caitlyn Shadbolt and more, CMC Rocks never fails to deliver the very best of country music to local music fans.

The Queensland Government is proud to support CMC Rocks QLD through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, showcasing Australia’s best live events in Australia’s best destinations.

2018 is sure to pack a punch for CMC Rocks festival-goers, showcasing the best that country and roots music has to offer, in a unique second-to-none festival setting. Tickets are sure to go fast, so don’t delay – Make sure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale to the general public at 9am AEST QLD (10am AEDT) on Monday 9th October.

*Campers entrance only
**Subject to DA approval

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE: 9AM AEST (QLD), MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER

Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au

2017 Deni Ute Muster wrap up

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The 19th Deni Ute Muster, the original Australian country life themed music festival, was held this weekend in Deniliquin in southern NSW.

Over 15,500 people converged on the Riverina town for two days of family entertainment and ute focused activities together with a who’s who of Australian country music.

The music got under way on Friday with Jetty Road and Hurricane Fall followed by one of Australia’s most loved singer-songwriters, Sara Storer. The Davidson Brothers, one of Australia’s hottest bluegrass acts, were up next followed by Beccy Cole and her band playing all of her hits, interspersed with her trademark cheeky repartee with the crowd.

James Blundell and Brewn took the stage before the man in the black hat, Lee Kernaghan, closed out Friday night with an almost two hour set that had the whole arena singing along.

Saturday afternoon saw the arena filled yellow and black and red, gold and navy to watch a nail biting AFL Grand Final with Richmond fans screaming for joy as the team broke their 37-year drought.  After the game, the music once again began as the sun set with the Adam Eckersley Band and rising country star Caitlyn Shadbolt before The McClymonts set the stage alight.

Drew McAlister and crowd favourite, Shannon Noll, were up next before The Wolfe Brothers closed the weekend with a bang.


The Deni Ute Muster is a celebration of contemporary Australian rural life where the ute is king. The Deni Ute Muster isn’t just about the music – it’s an all Aussie extravaganza including wood chopping and whip cracking demonstrations, Coates Hire Show ‘n Shine, Noah’s Thoroughbred Racing Pigs, the Bull Ride Spectacular, the Brophy Bros Circus, Matt Falloon and His Trained Balloons, Matt Mingay and Madzy Evel’s Off Road Show, the Reptile Awareness Display, camel rides and Circlework, Barrel Race and Go to Wo competitions all on the entertainment menu.

This year’s Tradie Challenge was won by Melbourne’s Brad Rossetto and Paul Riley taking out first prize and a cool, $1,000 cash for their clock.

With temperatures in the low 20’s and the sun out all weekend, there was plenty of reminiscing about last year’s #MuddyMuster which saw the cancellation of the world record ute count, and barely a puddle in sight. The Ute Count was back this year with 6,313 utes confirmed on site.

The world record blue singlet attempt fell short, but still impressive, with 1,941 musterers of all ages gathered for the count. The GME Australian National Circle Work Championships saw Stanhope’s Zac Turner take first prize in his 2004 Ford Falcon XR8 with New South Welshmen Ryan White and Robert Welch taking 2nd and 3rd prizes.


The Go to Wo was won by Benjamin Gehan from Stawell in Victoria with Karlia Woods from Dungog in NSW coming in 2nd. 1st and 2nd places in the Barrel Race were taken by Bob Waldner from Lavington in NSW and Josh Turnbull from Wedderburn respectively. The Coates Hire Show ‘n Shine Ute of the Year, and the $4,000 prize money, was awarded to Darryl Miles from Gledswood Hills in NSW for his 1978 Holden HZ 1 Tonner.

Deni Ute Muster General Manager, Vicky Lowry, said “Before we knew it our 19th year of celebrating the Deni Ute Muster was over. Each year memories are created, for me 2017 was the year that the crowd both young and old dressed in their blue singlets at front of main stage joined in true Aussie spirit singing Waltzing Matilda and Advance Australia Fair. To our loyal and new Muster patrons, thank you for making this another successful year. See you all in 2018 for our 20th year!”

“I’d also like to acknowledge our Strategic Partner, Destination NSW, our Event Partners, Edward River Council and our major sponsors Bundaberg, Decentralised Demountables, Deniliquin Freighters, Purtills, IGA and Lion.  It’s thanks to their continued support, as well as our friends at Isuzu and Sunrice, that we’re able to grow the event each year”.

The 2017 Deni Ute Muster was proudly supported by the NSW Governmentthrough its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

TMCF announces more shows & tickets on sale

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More shows announced and more tickets on sale for 46th annual Toyota Country Music Festival

With ticket sales, already up on this time last year, fans will be pleased to hear that there are more shows to announce and more tickets on sale during the 46th annual Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth.

 

Golden Guitar Award winning artists, Adam Harvey, Amber Lawrence, and Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart are all set to perform at West Tamworth Leagues Club (Wests) during the 2018 Festival and fans can grab tickets to these shows at a special pre-sale price until 1 October 2017.

 

Eight times Golden Guitar Award winner Adam Harvey will be back LIVE in concert Saturday 20 January and Australia Day Friday 26, January 2018.  Harvey has clocked up sales of over half a million albums, has a string of gold and platinum discs to his credit and has made some mighty fine records during his career and his show is set to be a crowd pleaser.

 

Also performing on Australia Day is fan favourite Amber Lawrence.  Multi-award-winning Lawrence will be bringing her ‘Cheers to Oz’ Australia Day Show with special guests Homegrown direct to Tamworth in January off the back of another successful tour.

 

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart will be live Wednesday 24 January 2018 in and their performance promises to be a beautiful thing to witness with acoustic instruments and three-part vocal harmonies, BBU as they are colloquially known is a devastatingly good collaboration that’s not to be missed.

 

From now, fans can also grab tickets to Paul Costa’s show with special guests Tori Darke and Ben Ransom; Darren Coggan performing The James Taylor Songbook – Fire and Rain; The Pigs; The Davidson Brothers; and brother and sister duo Kaylens Rain who are set to perform at The Frog & Toad Listening Room Thursday, 25 January 2018 in a special ‘siblings’ show In Our Blood along with Alex and Bec Crook and The Dennis Sisters.

 

Toyota Country Music Festival Manager, Mr. Barry Harley said: “The list of quality shows for the 2018 Toyota Country Music Festival just keeps growing.  We’ve had a great response in terms of fans taking advantage of early ticket sales and all indications are that we’re in for another big year in Tamworth.”

 

The 46th Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth will be held from Friday, 19 to Sunday, 28 January 2018 with the 46thGolden Guitar Awards on Saturday 27 January 2018 at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre.

 

For all Toyota Country Music Festival and Toyota Golden Guitar Awards ticketing and information, head to www.tcmf.com.au.

 

The Toyota Country Music Festival, Tamworth is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW. 

Tamworth’s Hats Off To Country Music Festival 2017

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Tamworth’s Mid Year Country Music Festival

‘HATS OFF TO COUNTRY’

If you LOVE the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January, then this is a must see festival! Featuring more than 100 individual country starts and a whole heap of events all over 4 big days (and nights).

Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th of July, 2017

Join in:

  • Cowboy Crawl: Inaugural Cowboy Crawl encourages participants to wear their best cowboy/cowgirl gear and have a wild fun night out, travelling by bus to check out the best country music destinations in town!

Did I mention the music?

Cowboy crawlers can expect to see some of Australian country music’s greatest acts with Anthony Taylor & Jared Scott, Beau Hatch & Band, Brothers3, Simply Bushed, and The Viper Creek Band, all set to perform.

  • 2017 Singer/Songwriters Retreat: The DAG Seep Station will be hosting its fifth Winter Songwriters retreat during the festival. Participants will get the chance to learn from some of Australian Country Music’s finest and successful Award Winning, Singer Songwriters including; Luke O’Shea, Felicity Urquhart, Kevin Bennett, Aleyce Simmonds, Jeremy Edwards and Shane Nicholson.

Venues:

  • Tamworth Shopping World
  • South Tamworth Bowlo
  • West Tamworth Leagues Club
  • The Longyard Hotel
  • Cattlemans Steakhouse
  • The Albert Hotel
  • Moonshiners Honky Tonk Bar
  • Oasis Hotel
  • The Longyard Hotel
  • Southgate Inn
  • North Tamworth Bowlo
  • Post Office Hotel
  • The Pub
  • Tamworth Services Club
  • The Family Hotel
  • Manilla RSL
  • West Diggers

Artists:

Luke O’Shea, Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt

Shannon Noll, Viper Creek Band, Ashleigh Dallas,

Simply Bushed, Innocent Eve, Jen Mize, Brothers 3

Brad Butcher, Emma Beau, The Weeping Willows

Melinda Schneider, Rachael Fahim, The Hill Billy Goats,

Arley Black Duo, Michael Bryers, Beau Hatch Band

Don Costa, Marie Hodson & The Cartwheels, Laurie and Shelley Minson & Oasis Band, Anthony Taylor & Jared Scott, Christina George, Greg Bain, Lyn and Phill Manning

and a heap more …

While majority of the shows are Free, there are a few paid shows such as songwriters sessions, showcases, Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt’s show, Luke O’Shea’s Dinner Show bigger events like that!

More information on the festival check out the Destination Tamworth website here

Deni Ute Muster announces 2017 line up

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It feels like we have been waiting a long time for this announcement. But the day has finally arrived. Organisers of the 2017 Deni Ute Muster have announced the artists to be playing over the weekend: 

LEE KERNAGHAN

SHANNON NOLL, THE MCCLYMONTS, BECCY COLE,

SARA STORER, SUNNY COWGIRLS, THE WOLFE BROTHERS,

CAITLYN SHADBOLT, ADAM ECKERSLEY BAND,

JAMES BLUNDELL, DREW MCALISTER, JETTY ROAD,

HURRICANE FALL and DAVIDSON BROTHERS

 

However this is one festival where it’s a lot more than music with entertainment options high! Organisers say they will also be announcing the day stage artists and entertainment schedule soon. A top bucket list event in Australia with around 18,000 patrons flocking to Deniliquin in southern New South Wales each long weekend. The Festival will be held September the 29th-30th.

Tickets are now on sale! 

For 19 years the iconic Deni Ute Muster has been the Labour Day long weekend destination of choice for ute and music enthusiasts and 2017 is set to deliver its biggest main stage line up ever for a mega weekend of fun, music, mateship and, of course, utes. Thanks to the AFL Grand Final Friday holiday, our Victorian friends get to join the fun with their own long weekend too.

What do you think of this line up????

Personally, I am a little disappointed with the line up. After pulling Keith Urban last year, the expectations to bring out one USA headliner was high!

Leave me a comment below, I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

Gympie Muster 2017 Update

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Gympie Music Muster Performance Days Announced

With the first round of Artists announced back in April, organisers of the Muster have today announced which days the artists will be playing. NOT a program, just a list of the artists and days they will be attending the three day festival.

Gympie Music Muster will be held from 24th – 27th of August at the Amamoor State Forest on the outskirts of Gympie, Queensland.

Tickets are on sale now!

ARTIST

DAY

Busby Marou Friday
Adam Brand Saturday
Graeme Connors Frifay
Dean Ray Saturday
Adam Eckersley Band Saturday & Sunday
Missy Lancaster Saturday & Sunday
Reece Mastin Saturday
Davidson Brothers Saturday & Sunday
Kirsty Lee Akers Saturday & Sunday
Hillbilly Goats Saturday & Sunday
Sunny Cowgirls Saturday
Catherine Britt Saturday & Sunday
Jessica Mauboy Saturday
Fanny Lumsden Friday & Saturday
Troy Kemp Saturday
Caitlyn Shadbolt Saturday
Amber Lawrence Saturday
Travis Collins Saturday
Anne Kirkpatrick Thursday
Travellin’ Still – The Songs of Slim Dusty Thursday
Bushwackers Thursday & Friday
Mason Rack Friday & Saturday
Bondi Cigars Friday & Saturday
Chad Morgan Thursday & Friday

Ambassador Named:

At the Gympie Show last week, The Muster announced Travis Collins as the 2017 Gympie Music Muster Ambassador! It has been a big hear already for Travis who won 3 of the top Golden Guitar awards at Tamworth Music Festival in January and then another 3 at the CMC Awards prior to the CMC Rocks Festival.

“I’ve seen all sides of the Muster, from many years camping with family, to performing on main stage, having a rum with mates in the legendary Crow Bar, or grabbing a new pair of boots at one of the many onsite shops,”  he said.  “I still don’t know what element I love most about the Muster… It’s just that kind of magic place and iconic event that offers an experience like no other. From the full electric buzz of mind-blowing Aussie entertainment each day and night, to the silent calm and eerie stillness of morning and native bird calls waking the campers, and setting up camp beside strangers on day one but leaving as lifelong mates come day five… catching up with them the following year… and the year after that.”

 

With many Australian country music fans upset the Gympie Muster hasn’t succumbed to the demand for large international acts. There are still a respectable number of loyal festival-goers who rock up every year, weeks in advance to set up camp. Most probably next to the same crowd as the year before. Excited to meet new people and celebrate another year of Aussie Country and all that entails.

I remember heading to this festival 25 years ago and recently just started taking my kids! While the drop to the low 10s at night is not the most appealing aspect of the festival. The music, people and atmosphere more then makes up for it!

So in order to catch me at the festival, head over and grab yourself some tickets

Big Red Bash line up 2017

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Big Red Bash 2017

Australia’s The world’s most remote music festival is back this year with an amazing line up! While unfortunately original headliner Jessica Mauboy has had to pull out, organisers have replaced her with nine time ARIA Winner and music legend Missy Higgins. 

“I’m so excited to play this gig – to get out into the Australian desert, get some red soil on my feet and share a stage with so many incredible country artists. It’s going be fun, yeehaw!” says Missy.

 

The full Big Red Bash line up includes:

Missy Higgins ~ Lee Kernaghan

James Reyne & Mark Seymour

Ian Moss ~ Kate Ceberano ~ Russell Morris

The McClymonts ~ Troy Cassar-Daley ~ James Blundell ~ Tania Kernaghan

The Wolfe Brothers ~ Christie Lamb ~ Ray Ryder

 

This year’s festival will see more than 7000 fans, families and travellers from all around Australia pitch their tents, campers, caravans and swags under the remote outback stars for three (I imagine, and am quiet jealous) unforgettable days!

Nestled on the edge of the Simpson Desert, 35km from Birdsville. Festival-goers get more than just music, they get the true Aussie outback experience. It must be great, as For some of these artists, it’s not their first time to this event!

Big Red Bash originally kicked off in 2013 with John Williamson as the sole artist. Since then the fairly new festival has pulled big names including Kasey Chambers, Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Paul Kelly, The McClymonts, Adam Harvey and Adam Brand and the Outlaws. Also Sold Out for the first time in 2016.

Held, this year on the 4th – 6th of July, Tickets are now on sale to the recently awarded “Australia’s Favourite Event” at the Australian Event Awards.

Concert Tickets

Standard Tickets:

Adult: $404.90

Youth (12-17 years): $66.65

Child (11 & Under): FREE

Family (2 x Adult and unlimited Youth/Child tickets): $876.40

Buy Standard Tickets here

Premium Tickets:

Get the following over and above standard tickets:

  • Guaranteed refund if the event is cancelled due to weather outside of the organisers control.
  • An event souvenir program valued at $15
  • Membership to the Outback Mates Club valued at $20 which gives you a range of discounts and special offers as you travel around outback Queensland. For details go to http://www.outbackmates.com.au
  • 6-Month digital subscription to Pat Callinan’s 4×4 Adventures magazine
  • Premium ticket holders will also go into a draw to win one of six backstage experiences (family tickets allow the whole family to be part of this experience)

Adult: $445.90

Youth (12-17 years): $71.75

Child (11 years and under): FREE

Family (2 x Adult and unlimited Youth/Child tickets): $948.15

Buy Premium Tickets here

About Birdsville:

Birdsville is a small outback town situated on the banks of the Diamantina River between the sands of the Simpson Desert and the gibbers of Sturts Stony Desert. The area is steeped in history, from aboriginal meeting places to European settlement in the late 1870s and beyond.

The Birdsville population currently stands at approximately 100. The town provides modern facilities for all travellers along with many thriving businesses. Comfortable accommodation and general supplies are available in the town. Facilities include:

 

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Deni Ute Muster – 2017 Save the Date

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Deni Ute Muster – 29th & 30th of September

After last year’s amazing festival with headlining act Keith Urban, the Deni Ute Muster is back again for 2017! Tickets are already on sale including paddock and camping:

  • ADULTS: $249.00
  • JUNIOR: $125.00 
  • Under 13: FREE

The festival which started back in 1999 when a small group of community minded people came together with the idea to run a rural themed festival. To ideally bring visitors to Deniliquin, an town on the edge of outback New South Wales.

17 years later, the event attracts 20,000 people to celebrate all things Australian including:

  • Bull Riding
  • Show in Shine
  • Driving Competitions
  • Wood Chopping

Stay tuned for more information on the artist line up coming soon!

 

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Deni Ute Muster hosting Melbourne’s Country Festival 

Deni Ute Muster hosting Powercor’s Country Festival – 13th MAY 2017

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Powercor Country Music Festival May 13th

Well this is exciting news! The Deni Ute Muster is teaming up with the Essendon Football club to bring a Country Festival this weekend to the Melbourne Cricket Ground!

Live performances from:

Lee Kernaghan

Sara Storer, Shannon Doll

and Mustered Courage

Also there will be a Show N Shine, Camel Rides, Whip Cracking Demonstrations and heap more.

The festival kicks off at 2pm on Saturday the 13th at Yarra Park, Melbourne Cricket Grounds. Check out the Farmers Markets, Food Trucks, Animal Farm, Country Displays and Celebrity Appearances!

IT’S FREE!

If you are into AFL, you can hang around to watch Essendon V Geelong starting 7:25pm! Tickets for the game here.

The Official Deni Ute Muster is happening September 29th – 30th 2017!

GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER 2017 Artists Announced

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GYMPIE MUSIC MUSTER 2017 Artists have been Announced!

Not long ago there was a big black cloud hanging over the 36th annual Gympie Muster festival. With no artists booked and key staff walking out. This morning we wake to the announcement that Jessica Mauboy is headline act. The 2017 Gympie Music Muster is going ahead! It will be held this August 24th-27th at the Amamoor Creek State Forrest on the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Jessica Mauboy actually took home the Telstra Road to Discovery/Tamworth back in 2004. You may have also seen her performance at the NRL Grand Final with Keith Urban. Jess is also the first Indigenous artists to achieve no. 1 on the ARIA album chart, she has had four top-ten albums and 15 top-twenty singles. Add to that two ARIA Music Awards from an amazing 18 nominations and ranked 16th of the Herald Sun’s list of “100 Greatest Australian Singers of All Time”.

“I have ALWAYS dreamed of playing The Muster” said Jessica. “This is an honour and a thrill and I am going bring my best country A game.”

Line up features:

Jessica Mauboy

Adam Brand, Busby Marou, Graeme Connors

Amber Lawrence, Travis Collins, The Sunny Cowgirls, Catherine Britt

Fanny Lumsden, Troy Kemp, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Dean Ray, Adam Eckersley Band

Reese Mastin, Davidson Brothers, Kirsty Lee Akers, Hillbilly Goats, Bondi Cigars, Anne Kirkpatrick,

Bushwackers, Mason Rack, Chad Morgan, Missy Lancaster, Travelling’ Still,

The Songs of Slim Dusty with Pete Denahy & The Travelling County Band

… Plus many more still to be announced.

Gympie Music Muster Program Director Jeff Chandler said the 2017 Muster program will feature hundreds of performances across five stages, covering a range of genres including country, bluegrass, folk, blues and rockabilly.

This program is sure to be one of the Muster’s best yet, featuring a musical style for everyone.

“We’re continuing to build on what we’ve always done, providing a variety of entertainment, while sticking firmly to our country roots,” Chandler said.

“Fans of the traditional country form will be happy to know Graeme Connors is making a return this year, while Busby Marou will bring their own laidback sound, fresh from their number one album on the ARIA charts. Fan favourites Adam Brand, Travis Collins and Fanny Lumsden are also sure to draw big audiences.”

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Livestream Stagecoach 2017

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Pandora Partners with Goldenvoice to Livestream Stagecoach 2017

Audio for more than 50 performances available only on Pandora

Pandora have partnered with Goldenvoice to hold an exclusive audio livestream of performances from the Stagecoach music festival. Which is happening this weekend – 28th of April – 20th at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Performances and artists interviews will be available throughout the festival.

Now, if you are in Australia like me, this is going to be a bit harder to work out. But say it’s 12noon on Friday on the east coast of Oz, in California it is 7:00pm the night before so 17 hours behind us. So it might be a little hit and miss on the times. But good streaming throughout the day, as usually the big names are at night =)

Pandora’s audio livestream will feature the following performances:

Friday:

Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, Elle King,  Randy Rogers Band, Son Volt, William Michael Morgan, Justin Townes Earl, Anderson East, Dylan Scott, Ryan Hurd, Quiet Life, Bailey Bryan
Ok so I have tried to work this out a little bit for a fellow Aussie! To listen to Jon Pardi 11:05pm on Saturday tune in, Cole Swindell 1:45pm Saturday afternoon and to get Dierks Bentley I would jump on Pandora at 3:15pm Saturday
Note: This is if they stream them onstage LIVE, maybe have a test run Saturday lunch =)

Saturday:

Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson and Family, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Tucker Beathard, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Brent Cobb,  John Doe, Traveller, Jonathan Tyler, Brooke Eden, The Walcotts, Ruston Kelly, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Black Pistol Fire, Jackie Lee
Kip Moore fans jump on Pandora Sunday at 12:25pm, Brett Eldredge is after hum and then Shania Twain 3:15pm

Sunday:

Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Cam, Cowboy Junkies, The Cadillac Three, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Terry Allen, Steep Canyon Rangers, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Kiefer Sutherland, LANco, Levi Hummon, Courtney Cole, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Dan Layus
I know there are a few Cadillac 3 fans they kick off Sunday at 4:20pm which means come monday morning at 9:20am you want to be getting on Pandora. To get a Tyler Farr rerun Monday 11:35am, Thomas Rhett try 12:30pm and Kenny Chesney sees the ‘Mane’ Stage close out at 2:15pm Monday Eastern Australian time.
Here is the full stagecoach program if you wanna try and work it out =)