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Expressions of Interest for 2025 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and Nominations for 2025 WA Country Music Awards are now OPEN 

BOYUP BROOK, WA: The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, a hallmark of Western Australia’s vibrant music scene, is once again opening its doors to artists and enthusiasts alike. This festival, deeply rooted in the local community, is more than just an event; it is a labor of love meticulously crafted by the people of Boyup Brook. For the past 37 years, dedicated volunteers have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into creating what has become an iconic celebration of country music. Their unwavering commitment has transformed this festival into a beacon of authenticity, community spirit, and musical excellence.


The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is a refreshing escape into the heart of country music, blending performances from big names and WA original artists in a friendly, welcoming environment. Held annually in February, this family-oriented music and camping festival offers a hassle-free, fun-filled experience in the picturesque setting of the Music Park. Nestled among mature river gums along the banks of the Blackwood River, the venue comes alive with music, attracting enthusiasts from across the state and beyond. Thousands of visitors in caravans, campers, utes, and trucks converge on Boyup Brook, swelling the town’s population for a few days of joyous music and camaraderie.


This year, we are thrilled to announce that Artist Expressions of Interest for the 2025 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival are now open at www.wacountrymusic.com.au/2025-artist-eoi. This is a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their talent in one of WA’s most beloved music festivals.


In conjunction with the festival, we are also accepting nominations for the 2025 West Australian Country Music Awards. As the premier event on the WA country music calendar, these awards recognize and support artists dedicated to their craft. Open to both professionals and amateurs who have resided in Western Australia for at least five years, the awards celebrate excellence in various categories, including:


  • Group of the Year

  • Male Artist of the Year

  • Female Artist of the Year

  • Alt-Country Single of the Year

  • Contemporary Country Single of the Year

  • Traditional/Heritage Country Single of the Year

  • EP of the Year

  • Album of the Year

  • Video Clip of the Year

  • OPEN Songwriter of the Year

  • Emerging Artist of the Year

  • Junior Artist of the Year


These awards are judged by a panel of esteemed country music industry professionals from across Australia, offering a significant platform for artists to gain recognition. Past winners, such as Codee-Lee, Mike Goodwin, Karin Page, Terry Bennetts, Scarlet’s Way, and The Little Lord Street Band, have seen their careers soar post-awards.


Collie-based artist Kate Hindle, a double recipient of the Female Artist of the Year award, exemplifies the career-boosting impact of these accolades. Reflecting on her 2023 win, she shared her joy on social media, saying, “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that last night at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, I took out ‘Female Artist of the Year’ for the second year in a row and yes, I cried again. This year was extra special because not only did I win it, but my great friend Codee-Lee won it with me!”


The WA Country Music Awards have a rich history of propelling artists to national and international success, with many past winners advancing to the CMAA Academy of Country Music, Toyota Star Marker, Australian Idol, and even the American country music scene.


Don't miss this chance to advance your country music career! Entry forms for the 2025 WA Country Music Awards can be found at www.wacountrymusic.com.au/2025-wacma. Entries close on Thursday, August 11, 2024, so start preparing your submissions now.


Embrace the opportunity to shine at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival and make your mark on the WA country music scene.




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