Boyup Brook is set for the year’s biggest country music festival as the Country Music Awards roll through town
The WA capital of country music is set for a huge weekend, with the Country Music Festival coming to Boyup Brook this week.
The festival will run from Thursday, February 15 to Sunday, February 18 hosting a range of activities and events from a bootscootin’ class, free street carnival, a ute and truck parade, songwriters’ course and a shindig under the stars.
The event will also host a big range of country musicians and also the WA Country Music Awards.
Those attending the show on Saturday can expect a jam-packed day with Ray Jones kicking off the music at 12.15pm.
The WA Country Music Awards will also be announced on the Saturday.
After the awards there will be performances from Allan Caswell, JoKeria, Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson, Brandon Poletti and The Eagleton Brothers, special guest Troy Cassar-Daley and Bunbury’s own Codee-Lee.
Jonny Reid will close the evening at 11.45pm before the festival continues again on the Sunday.
After the bush poets’ breakfast at 8am, those attending can enjoy another day of music from Allan Caswell, Kate Hindle, Corey Colum and The Ramblers, The Shannon Smith Band, and Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson, with the finale starting at 4pm.
Country Music Festival director Donna Forsyth said there will be lots of different things happening this year.
“It’s not going to be the same old, same old,” she said.
“There have been some changes, so people who are not sure whether they are coming or not, this will be a really good one to come to.”
Tickets to the festival can be found on their website www.wacountrymusic.com.au
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