The Mildura Country Music Festival will celebrate its 31st year from Friday September 29 to Sunday October 8, drawing thousands of country music fans to Mildura.
The festival runs for 10 days with over 80 artists performing at 26 venues in Mildura and district. Each day fans will be entertained at both indoor and outdoor venues, in the warmth of spring and the best country music.
Hailed as Australia’s biggest showcase of Independent entertainers, this festival celebrates a seemingly unending cast of highly talented professional country music artists, who aren’t signed to major record label deals.
This year will see 22 new artists that were not at the festival last year. This includes the likes of Rachel Fahim, Connie Kis Andersen, Taylor Pfeiffer, Angus Gill, Tracy Coster, Kylie Castle, Don Costa, Melissa Robertson, Dave Prior, Aleyce Simmonds, Aly Cook, Marie Hodson, John Krsulja, Becci Nethery, Hayley Marsten, John O’Dea, Dean Perrett, The Long & Short Of It, Gina Timms, Anita Ree, Laurie Muggleton and Chooka Williams.
The festival line-up also includes Allan Caswell, Reg Poole, Rodney Vincent, NeillyRich, Johanna Hemara, Stephen R Cheney and Tom Maxwell, among many others.
The jewel in the crown of the festival is the live concert and radio presentation of Southern Stars – The Australian Independent Country Music Awards, which recognises the achievements of Australian Independent recording artists. This will go down on Saturday October 7. Applications for award entry is now open and available online via the website.
When & Where: Mildura & District – September 29 – October 8
For more information visit milduracountrymusic.com.au or phone 1800 039 043.