BOYUP BROOK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival will this year feature its largest ever line-up of home-grown talent, with an incredible list of WA artists warming up to perform at the iconic event.
The bumper crop of local performers are preparing to join the likes of multi-Golden Guitar winning husband and wife duo Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley when the popular music and camping festival makes its return this month.
Over three days of entertainment offering up 25 hours of live music between February 17 and 19. Audiences will hear from Billy Higginson and the Pale Moon Riders, Bradley Hall Band, Brandon Poletti & The Eagleton Brothers, Codee-Lee, Cowboy Roger Lawson, Desert Road, Ginger Cox, Graham Brown, Greg Butcher and Hayden McGlinn.
Also sharing their unique sounds will be Helen Townsend and The Wayward Hearts, J.V. Rail, JoKeria, Jonny Reid, Jonny Taylor, Kate Hindle, Lansdell Family Music, Mary Myfanwy, Mike Goodwin, Phil Walleystack and Ray Jones.
Sally Jane, Sam Lovell, Scarlet’s Way, Sibbsy & the Haines Train, Siobhan Cotchin, Steve Spouse, Terry Bennetts, The Eastern Line, The Little Lord Street Band and The Red Ochre Band are also set to perform.
Rounding out the long list of performers taking centre stage will be The Bushwackers and Darren Coggan & Olivia Coggan.
Festival Music Director, Donna Forsyth said the festival was thrilled to showcase so many stars of the WA country music scene.
“Increased live performances of original Australian music helps to create a stronger and growing Australian music industry,’ Mrs Forsyth said.
“We also incorporate the WA Country Music Awards, which showcases new music and recognises and honours artists for their previous year’s work.
“There are various music industry workshops, which support the growth and development of artists, plus provides networking opportunities for artists.
“These opportunities have the potential to help create new domestic markets and possibly create touring opportunities.”
The 2023 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, incorporating the West Australian Country Music Awards, will take place from February 17 to 19.
The majority of the main performances will be held in Music Park, which boasts the picturesque and shaded banks of the Blackwood River as a backdrop.
The festival will also include a street carnival, markets, bush poetry, the Boyup Brook Art Awards and Exhibition, ute and truck muster, workshops and children’s activities.