Country music

By Bridget Cook
AN IMPRESSIVE line-up of country music stars will guarantee some toe-tapping fun for patrons at the 21st Bunyip Country Music Festival.
Country music fans will not be disappointed with 10 performers set to take to the stage on Sunday 28 February.
Gippsland’s biggest and best music event will see Golden Guitar winner Travis Sinclair and 2008 Telstra Road To Tamworth winner Jasmine Rae perform among many other country music artists.
Festival organiser Joy Batchelor said this year’s event had a good balanced line-up.
“We’ve got a bit for everybody,” she said.
“There’s a mix of country rock, bluegrass and bush style country music.”
Ms Batchelor said what sets the Bunyip Country Music Festival apart from similar events was that no time was wasted.
“Once the music starts, it just keeps rolling … there’s usually only a five-to-10 minute break between performers,” she said.
Patrons will be pleased with what the festival has to offer this year.
Local country music artist Bec Hance from Lang Lang is another performer set to delight crowds as well as solo-artist Tim Farren.
Many interstate acts have been locked in including South Australian singer-songwriter Sandra Humphries, Australian bush ballad music artist Jeff Brown, Simply Bushed, who will travel across the border for their first Victorian performance, and Blue Mountain Rain who will present contemporary and traditional bluegrass music.
Entertainment does not stop at music with 19 stalls selling items including CDs, DVDs, clothing, toys and lucky dips. The Baw Baw Old Engine and Auto Club will put on a classic car display and vintage caravans will also be on site.
The Gazette’s Wally Wombat will drop in to provide children with some fun.
The event will be well catered for with a wide range of food and beverages at reasonable prices.
The Bunyip Country Music Festival, at the Bunyip Recreation Reserve, starts at 8am with the walk-up poets’ breakfast and the music will run from 10am until 6pm.
Admission is $25 with children under 14 free.

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