Boyup Brook Country Music Festival a swinging success!
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The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival Presented by LiveLighter is an annual community event organised by the Country Music Club of Boyup Brook Inc. and this year’s event was no quieter than years previous with 3785 tickets sold over three and approximately 4700 people attending free sessions over the course of the weekend.
The 2020 event ran over four days from Thursday 13 February to Sunday 16 February 2020. The festival attracts all ages, provides a friendly atmosphere of entertainment including live music, Western Australian Country Music Awards Presented by LiveLighter, bush poetry, Saturday street carnival, Ute & Truck parade, art and music industry workshops, concerts and children’s activities, the Boyup Brook Art Awards and Exhibition and the Boyup Brook Ute & Truck Muster.
“The venue for the main concerts – the Music Park on the picturesque banks of the Blackwood River – looked amazing with lighting throughout the park on such a beautiful, balmy night,” Mrs Winter said.
“There was so much to enjoy. Highlights included industry workshops which gave aspiring musicians the chance to learn from some of the best in the business, including eight-time Golden Guitar winner Adam Harvey. Then there was the Taste of Tamworth concert with local school children and a chosen WA act from Mukinbudin singing with the likes of award-winning acts Carter and Carter, Jetty Road and Anthony Taylor,”
Support crew and volunteers played an integral role to the festival, with a total of 260 individuals volunteering more than 2220 hours of their time.
This year also saw a significant increase in competitors for the Country Music Awards which was an outstanding 158! This along with 183 performing artists (including buskers, street entertainers and bush poets), 361 workshop participants, 390 attendees at the free Thursday events, 158 children (under the age of 15 at the Music Park) and a huge 650 in attendance at the Boyup Brook Art Awards and Exhibition made for an outstanding total of 10,487 people for this event.