The Local Festival With a Difference

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The Local Festival With a Difference

Patchewollock Music Festival is like the event locals want to keep under wraps, as they know they’re onto a good thing. Winner of the 2016 Australia Day Awards for Community Event of the Year and heralded by Neil Murray as “my kind of gig”, the festival serves as a place for great music, entertainment and feeling part of the community.

The festival arose from the humblest beginnings, where in a local bar, one bloke said to another “we need some live entertainment in this part of the world”. As a result on October 14-16, over 50 performers from Australia and overseas will make their way to the small town of Patchewollock for the yearly festival of music, dance, comedy, yarn-spinning, bush tucker and, just to be different, sheep racing.

Announced so far to perform this year are; Eric Bogle, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, Nick Charles, Kristy Cox & Jerry Salley (USA), 10 String Symphony (USA), Jeff Tynan, The Hog Stompin’ Zydegators and more. On top of the musical entertainment there will be sheep races, children’s entertainment and various workshops.

“Under a big Mallee sky, one pub, one sheep yard and a whole bunch of grinning music lovers – my kind of gig,” Neil Murray (2014 performer).

Onsite camping and catering is available if you’re making the trek to the small town, and further information can be found from the website:

When & Where: Patchewollock – October 14-16