Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley lead Goulburn Valley Country Festival

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Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley lead Goulburn Valley Country Festival

Goulburn Valley Country Festival will return to Shepparton on Saturday 1 April 2023 with a huge lineup headlined by these two country greats.

After a huge inaugural festival earlier in 2022, headlined by Lee Kernaghan, organisers of the Goulburn Valley Country Festival have announced the line-up of the 2023 event, and it is huge!

Headlined by legends in country Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley, the festival will also feature appearances from The Wolfe Brothers, Travis Collins, Adam Harvey, Kaylee Bell, Taylor Moss, and Jayne Denham, with a host of other performers, audiences will be treated to a massive day of country in April 2023.

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The event not only features some of the best country musicians on the touring circuit today, but also a whole country lifestyle experience, with line-dancing, a woodchopping competition, food trucks, Smokehouse BBQ, market stalls and for the first time ever, an impressive Freestyle Motocross (FMX) showcase.

For organiser Aidan McLaren, announcing the second annual festival is the culmination of much hard work from the event team.

“We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s line-up,” he said. “When we first dreamed up the concept of Goulburn Valley Country Festival, we had a list of acts we’d love to one day play at the event, and that listed included Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley, The Wolfe Brothers and Travis Collins. The fact they are all playing in our second year is incredible for us. We’ve always wanted the event to showcase the best country music in Australia and also celebrate how diverse the country genres are. We feel that this year’s line-up is a great reflection of that.

“Plus, to have our first ever international artist in the incredible Kaylee Bell is super exciting too. What an amazing day it’s going to be.”

The 2023 event is evolving into exactly what the team dreamed when they first envisioned Goulburn Valley Country Festival, featuring music, rides, food trucks, market stalls and other regular festival additions.

“The festival was always meant to be a celebration of all things country, and we’re so excited to be adding even more non-musical elements to the festival this year,” said Aidan. “We wanted to create an event that encompasses the entire country experience – from the music, the rides, to the food trucks, to the market stalls, and experiences and so much more. Of course, we love the music, but for lovers of country, there really will be something for everyone at Goulburn Valley Country Festival. It’s a family day out for all ages, filled with plenty of fun, good times, and all things country. We want to bring the Goulburn Valley region together, and to create an incredible festival atmosphere for the local community.”

Bringing in the Freestyle Motocross (FMX) showcase is an exciting addition in 2023, as Australia’s only ATV and UTV freestyle motocross team. Bringing their world-class show to Shepparton, they’ll be performing throughout the day while this year will also see the inclusion of a woodchopping competition, hosted by the Central Victorian Axemen’s Association.

The Goulburn Valley Local Country Showcase also returns in 2023, shining a light on the incredible talent in the Goulburn Valley region, particularly when it comes to country music

“We knew we wanted to celebrate this as much as possible, and the Local Country Showcase will be an incredible avenue for the local community to get involved with the festival. To give musicians in the region a chance to play on the same stage as Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley is a really special opportunity and we’re proud to launch the showcase again in 2023.”

Details on the Goulburn Valley Local Country Showcase will be announced soon.

The 2023 Goulburn Valley Country Festival will be held on Saturday 1 April 2023. Tickets for the Goulburn Valley Country Festival go on sale on Tuesday 23rd August 2022 via Moshtix. For more information, please visit the website here.