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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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MAY 2015  
Charters Towers, Qld Charters Towers Country Music Festival – Ten Days In The Towers May 1 to 3
Caboolture, Qld Urban Country Music Festival May 1 to 3
Injune, Qld Where Country Is Festival May 1 to 3
Lameroo, SA Lameroo Country Music Festival
May 1 to 3
Cunnamulla, Qld Music In The Mulga May 14
Wagga Wagga, NSW Wagga Wagga Country Music Weekend May 14 to 17
Redlands Bay, Qld 35th annual Redlands CM Festival May 15 to 17
Bouldercombe, Qld Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash May 16 & 17
Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Country Music Festival & Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year Quest May 18 to 23
Gore, New Zealand New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards May 22 to 31
Barmera, SA 34th South Australian CM Festival & Awards May 29 to Jun 8
JUNE 2015    
Maryborough, Qld
5th annual Classic Country Music Stampede
Jun 5 to 7
Nelson Bay, NSW
Blue Water Country & Blues Festival
Jun 6 to 8
Gin Gin, Qld Ken & Annie's Music Campout Jun 9 to 14
Nashville, USA CMA Music Festival Jun 11 to 14
Grenfell, NSW 56th Henry Lawson Festival Jun 4 to 8
Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Qld Broadbeach Country Music Festival Jun 19 to 21
JULY 2015
Tamworth, NSW Hats Off To Country Jul 2 to 5
Sarina, Qld Sarina Country Music Festival Jul 3 to 5 (tbc)
Bundaberg, Qld Bundy Bush Poetry Muster Weekend (Bush Lantern Award)
Jul 3 to 5 (tbc)
Dapto, NSW 18th Annual SCCMA CM Festival & Awards
Jul 3 to 5
Birdsville, Qld Big Red Bash Jul 5 & 6
St George, Qld Yellowbelly Country
Jul 14 to 20
Hughenden, Qld 23rd Hughenden Country Music Festival Jul 31 to Aug 1 and 2
Laura, SA Laura CM Festival Jul 24 to 26
Grafton, NSW Grafton Fair Dinkum Country Music Roundup Jul 27 to Aug 2
AUGUST 2015
Adelaide River, NT Adelaide River Music Muster Aug 1 (tbc)
Echuca, NSW Echuca Moama Country Music Festival Aug 7 to 9 (tbc)
Redland Bay, Qld Redlands Bluegrass Festival Aug 7 to 9 (tbc)
Alice River, Qld Campout Weekend At Harvey's Range Aug 8 & 9 (tbc)
Corowa, NSW Country Music Roundup Corowa Jun 11 to 14
Kingswood, SA South Australian Champion of Champions Aug 19 (tbc)
Gympie, Qld Gympie Music Muster Aug 27 to 30 (tbc)
SEPTEMBER 2015
Lismore, NSW Lismore Country Music Festival Sep 2 to 6 (tbc)
Wirrina Cove, SA Wirrina Bluegrass Festival Sep 4 to 6 (tbc)
Nanango, Qld 12th Nanango Country Muster
Sep 10 to 13
Neurem, Qld 9th Neurem Creek Festival
Sep 11 to 13 (tbc)
Walkamin, Qld Our Dusty Doo
Sep 11 to 13 (tbc)
Grandchester, Qld Stumpy's Rusty Acres Round-up Sep 12 & 13 (tbc)
Hervey Bay, Qld In2CountryMusic Open Day Sep 12 (tbc)
Tooleybuc, NSW Festival of Country Music Sep 17 to 20
Goomburra, Qld Allora/Goomburra Valley Country Music Stampede Sep 18 to 20
Bony Mountain, Qld Bony Mountain Music Festival Sep 18 to 20 (tbc)
Guildford, Vic 11th Guildford Banjo Jamboree
Sep 18 to 20 (tbc)
Texas, Qld Texas Country Music Roundup Sep 21 to 27
Rotarua, NZ New Zealand Entertainer of the Year Sep 25 (tbc)
Boyup Brook, WA Harvey Dickson's Country Campout Sep 25 to 27 (tbc)
Mildura, Vic

including the Southern Stars
Australian Independent Country Music Awards

Sep 25 to Oct 4 (tbc)
Townsville, Qld CMC Rocks North Qld Sep 26 (tbc)
Deniliquin, NSW 15th Deniliquin Ute Muster & Deni Play on the Plains Festival
Sep 26 & 27 (tbc)
Hokianga, NZ Hokianga Country Music Festival Sep 26 to 28 (tbc)
Gin Gin, Qld Ken & Annie's Music Campout No 2 Sep 29 to Oct 4
OCTOBER 2015
Parkes, NSW 2PK Parkes Country Music Spectacular
Oct 1 to 5 (tbc)
Mackay, Qld 23rd annual Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival Oct 2 to 4 (tbc)
Ballina, NSW Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival Oct 2 to 4 (tbc)
Byron Bay, NSW Boomerang Festival Oct 3 to 5 (tbc)
Semaphore, SA Semaphore Music Festival Oct 2 to 5 (tbc)
Millmerran, Qld Australian Camp Oven Festival - biannual event
Oct 2016
Rathdowney, Qld Rathdowney Heritage Festival Bush Poetry Competition Oct 4 (tbc)
Bedgerabong, NSW Bedgerabong Country Music Campout Oct 6 to 13
Port Pirie, SA Port Pirie Country Music Festival Oct 8 to 11 (tbc)
Widgee, Qld Widgee Bush Balladeers Muster Oct 8 to 11 (tbc)
Ariah Park, NSW Ariah Park Music Festival Oct 14 to 18
Munna Creek, Qld (near Gympie) Munna Creek Country Music Festival Oct 15 to 18 (tbc)
Kangaroo Valley, NSW Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Oct 16 to 18 (tbc)
Ipswich, Qld Ipswich Country Music Festival Oct 17 (tbc)
Mudgeeraba, Qld Mudgeeraba Music Muster Oct 18 (tbc)
Townsville, Qld 2015 Townsville CM Festival Talent Search
Oct 18 & 19 (tbc)
Kempsey, NSW Slim Dusty Country Music Memories Week Oct 19 to 25 (tbc)
Rosewood, NSW (near Tumbarumba) Rosewood Country Roundup Oct 21 to 25
Yungaburra, Qld Tablelands Folk Festival Oct 22 to 25 (tbc)
Boyup Brook, WA Harvey Dickson's Rodeo Oct 23 & 24 (tbc)
Dorrigo, NSW Oct 23 to 25 (tbc)
Willunga, SA Fleurieu Folk Festival
Oct 23 to 25 (tbc)
Grafton, NSW Clarence Valley Country Muster Oct 26 to Nov 2 (tbc)
Murgon, Qld Murgon Music Muster Oct 29 to Nov 1 (tbc)
Maldon, Vic 38th Maldon Folk Festival Oct 30 to Nov 2 (tbc)
Bella Vista, NSW Sydney Country Music Festival Oct 31 & Nov 1
Leeton, NSW Leeton Country Music Roundup Oct 31 & Nov 1
NOVEMBER 2015    
Glen Innes, NSW Mountain of Music Nov ??
Kyabram, Vic Kyabram RV & Country Music Corral Nov 5 to 8
Burra, SA Burra AGL Country Music Festival & Yacht Race Nov 6 to 8
Brisbane, Qld Queensland Champion of Champions - Kedron Wavell Services Club Nov 7 & 8
Speers Point, NSW Steel City Country Music Club Festival & Talent Quest Nov 7 & 8
Tooleybuc, NSW Murray Muster Nov 12 to 14
The Entrance, NSW Nov 14 & 15
Young, NSW Cherry Capital Country Music Association 7th Annual Talent Quest Nov 13 & 14 (tbc)
Canberra, ACT Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival Nov 13 to 15 (tbc)
Pittsworth, Qld Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards Nov 14 & 15 (tbc)
Clare Valley, SA Clare Valley Carnival of Music Nov 20 & 21 (tbc)
Temora, NSW Temora Country Music Weekend Nov 20 to 22 (tbc)
Binalong, NSW A Brush With Poetry Nov 29 (tbc)
DECEMBER 2015    
     
JANUARY 2016  
Wairarapa, NZ Clareville Country Music Festival Jan 8 to 10 (tbc)
Licola, Vic Mountain Cattlemen's Annual Festival Jan 8 to 10 (tbc)
Tamworth, NSW Countdown to the 42nd Tamworth Country Music Festival Jan 8 to 14 (tbc)
Tamworth, NSW

Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth 2016

Jan 15 to 25
Bungendore, NSW

including the Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards

Feb 6 & 7
FEBRUARY 2016  
Cowra, NSW Cowra Great Escape Music Festival Feb 5 & 6 (tbc)
Whittlesea, Vic

Whittlesea Country Music Festival

Feb 6 (tbc)
Boyup Brook, WA Boyup Brook Country Music Festival & Western Australia Country Music Awards Feb 10 to 14 (tbc)
Smithton, Tas Devil Country Muster Feb 19 & 20 (tbc(
Bonnie Doon, Vic Bonnie Doon Music & Busker Festival Feb 19 to 21 (tbc)
Lake Charlegrark, SA Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Feb 19 to 21 (tbc)
Gladstone, Qld Gladstone Country Music Festival Feb 20 & 21 (tbc)
Cobargo, NSW 17th Cobargo Folk Festival Feb 26 to 28 (tbc)
Apollo Bay, Vic 22nd annual Apollo Bay Festival
Feb 26 to 28 (tbc)
Frances, SA 14th Frances Folk Gathering Feb 26 to 28 (tbc)
Gatton, Qld Lights On The Hill Convoy Feb 27 (tbc)
New Norfolk, Tas

Derwent Valley Country Music Muster

Feb 27 (tbc)
MARCH 2016  
Kilmore, Vic Kilmore Country Music Festival (formerly Wandong CM Festival) Mar 1
Laidley, Qld Laidley Country Music Festival Mar 4 to 7
Geelong, Vic Motor City Music Festival Mar 6 to 8
Goulburn, NSW Southern Tablelands Country Music Talent Quest and Campout Mar 6 to 8
Port Fairy, Vic Port Fairy Folk Festival Mar 6 to 9
Lostock Dam, NSW Lostock Dam Caravan Park Shindig Mar 7
Cowell, SA

Cowell Ute Muster

Mar 7
Mt Gambier, SA Mt Gambier SECMA Country Music Festival Mar 7 & 8
Terang, Vic Terang Country Music Festival Mar 13 to 15
Willowbank, Qld CMC Rocks Qld Mar 13 to 15
Blue Mountains, NSW 16th annual Blue Mountains Music Festival Mar 13 to 15
Terara, NSW Terara Country Music Campout Mar 13 to 15
Horsham, Vic 6th annual Horsham Country Music Festival Mar 19 to 22
Bridgetown, WA Country Music Downunder Weekend Mar 20 to 22
Yackandandah, Vic 15th Yackandandah Folk Festival Mar 20 to 22
Oakey, Qld Country Music Rush Mar 21 & 22
Tenterfield, NSW Oracles Of The Bush Mar 26 to 29
Swan Reach, SA Swan Reach Country Music Festival Mar 27 to 29
Penrith, NSW 28th annual Penrith Working Truckshow Mar 29
APRIL 2016  
Wagga Wagga, NSW Stone The Crows Festival TBA
Byron Bay, NSW 25th annual Byron Bay Blues Festival Apr 1 to 5 (tbc)
Canberra, ACT National Folk Festival Apr 1 to 5 (tbc)
Roma, Qld 35th Roma Easter In The Country Apr 1 to 5 (tbc)
Illabo, NSW Illabo Country Music Stampede Apr 7 to 10 (tbc)
Corryong, Vic The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, including the Australian National Bush Poetry Championships Apr 7 to 10 (tbc)
Bunbury, WA Bunbury Horse & Country Music Ute Stampede Apr 9 (tbc)
Julia Creek, Qld Julia Creek Dirt N Dust Festival Apr 13 to 15 (tbc)
Lucindale, SA Yakka Park Music Festival Apr 13 to 15 (tbc)
Bundaberg, Qld Bundy Easter Roundup
Apr (tbc)
Bundaberg, Qld Phil & Chris Coad's Country Muster Apr (tbc)
Boondooma, Qld Boondooma Heritage Weekend & Balladeers Muster Apr 20 to 24 (tbc)
     

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