Cullulleraine Music Festival: Three days of live music, camping and community spirit

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Cullulleraine Music Festival: Three days of live music, camping and community spirit

The fabulous Cullulleraine Music Festival is back again in 2018, and is just weeks away.
This year’s festival will mark its first year held at Lake Cullulleraine Holiday Park. The foreshore of beautiful freshwater Lake Cullulleraine will set the scene for a magical weekend of music, fun, food and sun during next month’s festival.
In its fourth consecutive year, this community-based music festival is one not to be missed as it only continues to grow more each year. Going down from April 13 to 15, the family-friendly, community event will feature the best acoustic acts from across the country and is set to kick off from 6pm on Friday Night (13th) and then again at 10 am on Saturday (14th), running up until 3pm on Sunday (15th). That’s three days of festivities to indulge in!
This year’s festival features an action-packed program, which will showcase the popular lake setting, as well as many talented Australian artists. You can look forward to participating in vocal Dobro, song writing, musical workshops and more. The little ones aren’t to be forgotten about, with a range of children’s activities on offer also, including sketching, music and percussion workshops, along with Vicki the van, making for a weekend that’s guaranteed to be fun for all members of the family.
Speaking of music, with over 20 hours of live music set to be broadcast over the three-days and two main stages, this year’s line-up is fuelled with diverse and renowned musicians. This includes the likes of Broderick Smith, The Maes, Hot Potato Band, Cigany Weaver, Montgomery Church, Tamarisque, Cat and Clint, Tony Smith, and Mildura band The Bluesberries. Over the years, the bill has featured a range of acts covering acoustic, folk, roots, blue and brass-infused beats.
“This year has been lucky to secure some of Australia’s best acoustic artists, ranging in age from their 20s, to seasoned performers who work all over the country,” explains event organiser Ross Elliott.
“The beautiful lake venue with its bird life, water views, shade trees and lush green grass is a great place to be at the best of times, so it will be a magical experience to have great music, stalls and food to add to the vibe.”
The beautiful Lake Cullulleraine is the perfect setting for 2018, and the local Millewa community has pulled out all stops to bring the event together. If you’re heading to the event from our humble area, your best bet is to lock in a three day weekend ticket, because why not? It’s also more budget-friendly to do it this way anyway!
And now that you’ve decided to go, you’ll need to sort out the accommodation situation.
Lucky for you, this is a popular holiday destination and is just a short drive from Mildura, where there is plenty of accommodation options available, including campsites.
There are two camping options for those heading over from Forté land: Firstly, Lake Cullulleraine Holiday Park, which is adjacent to the Festival precinct. Here, sites can be purchased with tickets via the website. The other is Bushman’s Rest Caravan Park, which is approximately 1.5 km and sites must be purchased directly with park. You can find the link provided on their website. There will be a free courtesy bus running between the festival site and the campsites – so no worries about a deso driver.
Tickets must be purchased for EACH day you plan to attend, with children under 16 entitled to free entry.
Book your tickets and accommodation sooner rather than later via the festival website to avoid missing out.

Written by Chloe Cicero