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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

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FEBRUARY 2017  
Bungendore, NSW

including the Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad Awards

Feb 3 to 5
Whittlesea, Vic

Whittlesea Country Music Festival

Feb 11
Boyup Brook, WA Boyup Brook Country Music Festival & Western Australia Country Music Awards Feb 16 to 19
Smithton, Tas

Devil Country Muster

Feb 17 & 18
Lake Charlegrark, SA Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon Feb 18 & 19
Caves Beach, NSW Country At Caves Feb 19
Harden, NSW Cherry Capital Country Music Association Musterfedla Feb 19
Cobargo, NSW 17th Cobargo Folk Festival Feb 24 to 26
Frances, SA 14th Frances Folk Gathering Feb 24 to 26
Laidley, Qld Laidley Country Music Festival Feb 26 to Mar 4
MARCH 2017  

Note: some of the following events may alter timing-wise as they are sometimes based around Easter which was in March in 2016 but will be April 14 to 17 in 2017. Visitors are always advised to check with individual event organisers...

Kilmore, Vic Kilmore Country Music Festival (formerly Wandong CM Festival) Mar 4 & 5
Port Fairy, Vic Port Fairy Folk Festival Mar 10 to 13
Mt Gambier, SA SECMA Country Music Festival Mar 11 & 12
Wagga Wagga, NSW Stone The Crows Festival Mar 11 to 17
Byron Bay, NSW 26th annual Byron Bay Blues Festival Mar 13 to 17
Canberra, ACT National Folk Festival Mar 13 to 17
Roma, Qld 36th Roma Easter In The Country Mar 13 to 17
Bridgetown, WA Country Music Downunder Weekend Mar 17 to 19
Terang, Vic Terang Country Music Festival Mar 17 to 19
Blue Mountains, NSW Blue Mountains Music Festival Mar 17 to 19
Hay, NSW One Tree Festival Mar 18 & 19
Penrith, NSW 30th Annual Penrith Working Truck Show & Family Fun Day Mar 19
Horsham, Vic 7th annual Horsham Country Music Festival Mar 23 to 26
Yackandandah, Vic 20th Yackandandah Folk Festival Mar 24 to 26
Willowbank, Qld CMC Rocks Qld Mar 24 to 26
Oakey, Qld Country Music Rush Mar 25 & 26
Bundaberg, Qld Bundaberg Country Music Festival (Bundy Easter Roundup) Mar 25 to 27
Tenterfield, NSW Oracles Of The Bush Mar 30 to Apr 2
Corryong, Vic The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, including the Australian National Bush Poetry Championships Mar 30 to Apr 2
Terara, NSW Terara Country Music Campout Mar 31 to Apr 2
Cowell, SA

Cowell Ute Muster – not being held in 2017

2018
APRIL 2017  
Kennilworth, Qld Ken & Annie's Kenilworth Music Campout Apr 4 to 9
Illabo, NSW Illabo Country Music Stampede Apr 6 to 9
Lucindale, SA Yakka Park Music Festival Apr 7 to 9
Julia Creek, Qld Julia Creek Dirt N Dust Festival Apr 7 to 9
Coolah, NSW Hartwood Campfires & Country Music Apr 14 to 16
Boondooma, Qld Boondooma Heritage Weekend & Balladeers Muster Apr 19 to 25
Swan Reach, SA Swan Reach Country Music Festival
Apr 21 to 23
Lameroo, SA Lameroo Country Music Festival
Apr 28 to 30
Charters Towers, Qld 39th Charters Towers Country Music Festival Apr 28 to 30
Ubobo, Qld Elders Country Music Camp Out Apr 28 to 30
MAY 2017  
Quorn, SA Quorn Country Music Festival May 12 to 14
Bouldercombe, Qld Bouldy Bush Ballad Bash May 15 to 21 (tbc)
Norfolk Island Norfolk Island Country Music Festival & Trans Tasman Entertainer of the Year Quest May 15 to 19
Eulo, Qld Music In The Mulga May 18 to 21
Redlands Bay, Qld 35th annual Redlands CM Festival May 19 to 21
Kununurra, WA Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster May 19 to 28
Bundaberg, Qld Phil & Chris Coad's Country Muster May 22 to 28
Narooma, NSW Australian National Busking Championship May 27
JUNE 2017    
Gore, New Zealand New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards June 2 to 4
Barmera, SA 38th South Australian CM Festival & Awards Jun 2 to 12
Nashville, USA CMA Music Festival Jun 8 to 11
Grenfell, NSW Henry Lawson Festival Jun 8 to 12
Maryborough, Qld Sunshine State Classic Country Music Stampede Jun 9 to 11
Maryborough, Qld
6th annual Classic Country Music Stampede
Jun 9 to 11 (tbc)
Nelson Bay, NSW
Blue Water Country & Blues Festival
Jun 9 to 12
Corowa, NSW Country Music Roundup Corowa Jun 10 to 13
St George, Qld Yellowbelly Country
Jun 26 to Jul 2
Bundaberg, Qld Bundy Bush Poetry Muster Weekend (Bush Lantern Award)
Jun 30 to Jul 2 (tbc)
Sarina, Qld Sarina Country Music Festival Jun 30 to Jul 2 (tbc)
JULY 2017
Birdsville, Qld Big Red Bash Jul 4 to 6
Tamworth, NSW Hats Off To Country Jul 6 to 9
Dapto, NSW 19th Annual SCCMA CM Festival & Awards
Jul 14 & 15
Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Qld Broadbeach Country Music Festival JuL 28 to 30
Hughenden, Qld 24th Hughenden Country Music Festival Jul 28 to 30
AUGUST 2017
Caboolture, Qld Homestead Youth Talent Expo Aug 5 (tbc)
Lockington, Vic Lockington Country Music Festival Aug 5 & 6
The Entrance, NSW Aug 12 & 13
Gympie, Qld Gympie Music Muster Aug 24 to 27
Nymboida, NSW Clarence Valley Camp Oven Festival Aug 18 to 20
Maleny, Qld Maleny Music Festival
Aug 25 to 27 (tbc)
Bundaberg, Qld

Phil & Chris Coad's Traditional Aussie Muster

Aug 29 to Sep 3
SEPTEMBER 2017
Kerang, Vic Kerang Carnival of Music Sep 1 to 3 (tbc)
Rockhampton, Qld Capricorn Country Music Festival & Talent Quest Sep 4 & 5 (tbc)
Nanango, Qld Nanango Country Muster
Sep 7 to 10 (tbc)
Neurem, Qld Neurem Creek Festival
Sep 8 to 10 (tbc)
Pittsworth, Qld Broxburn Music Festival
Sep 9 & 10 (tbc)
Tooleybuc, NSW River Roundup of Country Music Sep 14 to 17
Clifton, Qld Clifton Stampede Sep 15 to 17 (tbc)
Bony Mountain, Qld Bony Mountain Music Festival Sep 15 to 17 (tbc)
Guildford, Vic 11th Guildford Banjo Jamboree
Sep 15 to 17 (tbc)
Nimbin, NSW Nimbin Roots Festival
Sep 16 & 17 (tbc)
Texas, Qld Texas Country Music Roundup Sep 18 to 24 (tbc)
Mildura, Vic

including the Southern Stars
Australian Independent Country Music Awards

Sep 29 to Oct 8
Coffs Harbour, NSW

Coffs Harbour International Buskers & Comedy Festival

Sep 24 to Oct 1 (tbc)
Hokianga, NZ Hokianga Country Music Festival Sep 22 to 24 (tbc)
Deniliquin, NSW Deniliquin Ute Muster & Deni Play on the Plains Festival
Sep 29 & 30 (tbc)
Parkes, NSW 2PK Parkes Country Music Spectacular
Sep 29 to Oct 1 (tbc)
Mackay, Qld Pioneer Valley Country Music Festival Sep 29 to Oct 1 (tbc)
Semaphore, SA Semaphore Music Festival Sep 29 to Oct 1 (tbc)
OCTOBER 2017
Millmerran, Qld Australian Camp Oven Festival
Oct 7 & 8 (tbc)
Muwillumbah, NSW Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival Oct 1 to 4 (tbc)
Mareeba, Qld Far North Queensland Country Music Festival Oct 6 to 8 (tbc)
Rotarua, NZ New Zealand Entertainer of the Year Oct 7 (tbc)
Bedgerabong, NSW Bedgerabong Country Music Campout Oct 3 to 10 (tbc)
Port Pirie, SA Port Pirie Country Music Festival Oct 5 to 8 (tbc)
Widgee, Qld Widgee Bush Balladeers Muster Oct 5 to 8 (tbc)
Walkamin, Qld Walkamin Country Music Festival Oct 6 to 8 (tbc)
Ariah Park, NSW Ariah Park Music Festival Oct 11 to 15 (tbc)
Munna Creek, Qld (near Gympie) Munna Creek Country Music Festival Oct 12 to 15 (tbc)
Kangaroo Valley, NSW Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival Oct 13 to 15 (tbc)
Eumundi, Qld Eumundi Country Music Festival
Oct 14 (tbc)
Townsville, Qld Townsville CM Festival Talent Search
Oct 14 & 15 (tbc)
Kempsey, NSW Slim Dusty Country Music Memories Week Oct 16 to 22 (tbc)
Dandaragan, Qld Nambung Country Music Muster Oct 20 to 22 (tbc)
Yungaburra, Qld Tablelands Folk Festival Oct 19 to 22 (tbc)
Dorrigo, NSW Oct 20 to 22 (tbc)
Willunga, SA Fleurieu Folk Festival
Oct 20 to 22 (tbc)
Rosewood, NSW (near Tumbarumba) Rosewood Country Roundup Oct 20 to 24 (tbc)
Grafton, NSW Clarence Valley Country Muster Oct 23 to 29 (tbc)
Maldon, Vic Maldon Folk Festival Oct 27 to 30 (tbc)
Boyup Brook, WA Harvey Dickson's Rodeo Oct 28 (tbc)
Bella Vista, NSW Sydney Country Music Festival Oct 28 (tbc)
Leeton, NSW Leeton Country Music Roundup Oct 28 to 30 (tbc)
NOVEMBER 2017    
Kyabram, Vic Kyabram RV & Country Music Corral Nov 1 to 4 (tbc)
Airlie Beach, Qld Airlie Beach Festival of Music Nov 1 to 4 (tbc)
Murgon, Qld Murgon Music Muster Nov 1 to 4 (tbc)
Ballina, NSW
Ballina Country Music Festival
Nov 3 to 5
Clare Valley, SA Clare Valley Carnival of Music Nov 6 & 7 (tbc)
Burra, SA Burra AGL Country Music Festival & Yacht Race Nov 16 to 18 (tbc)
Tooleybuc, NSW Murray Muster Nov 16 to 19
Pittsworth, Qld Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards Nov 17 & 18 (tbc)
Temora, NSW Temora Country Music Weekend Nov 22 to 25 (tbc)
Branxton, NSW Country At The Camp Nov 24 (tbc)
Forbes, NSW Forbes SES Fundraiser Nov 25 (tbc)
DECEMBER 2017    
   
JANUARY 2018  
Tamworth, NSW Countdown to the 46th Tamworth Country Music Festival Jan 12 to 18
Gwandalan, NSW Gwandalan Country Music Festival Jan 13 (tbc)
Tamworth, NSW

Toyota 46th Country Music Festival Tamworth 2018

Jan 19 to 28
   
MAY 2018  
     
Caboolture, Qld Caboolture River Country Music Festival May 4 to 6
     

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