Featured Artists

Featured Artists

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The Bushwackers, Australia’s best-known, best-loved bush band led by the mighty Lagerphone of Dobe Newton have been performing for over 45 years. There’s been 75 members, 20 studio albums, four books, tours, awards and enough stories to fill a dozen books. Playing Australian music, much of it based on the traditional working songs from the early 20th century they have taken their unique brand throughout the country and around the world.

Wielding fiddles, accordions, mandolins, guitars, bass, and drums this great team of musicians have shared their spirit and energy with festivals, clubs, pubs, schools and events. Their Bushdances in the late 70’s and 80’s had thousands of people doing the Heel and Toe and Strip the Willow and there’s scarcely a schoolkid who didn’t learn a bit of bush-dancing to the music of The Bushwackers.

The Bushwackers are renowned for their energetic live shows that have had thousands of fans dancing in the aisles. Legendary performances at the The Port Fairy Folk Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, The Americana Conference (Nashville) The National Celtic Festival and countless other events have cemented their place in Australian music history.

In 2017 The Bushwackers released their 24th studio album ‘The Hungry Mile’ featuring several singles released to radio around the country.

The Bushwackers are coming to the inaugural Sandford Bush Festival on the 9th and 10th of March 2018 and will perform over two nights. A Bush Dance event, which includes all the toe tapping bush dances Australia grew up with like the Heel and Toe, The Barn dance and Queensland Backstep and they’ll be performing a concert featuring their great blend of Australian classics and popular original songs.

The Cherry Pickers

Over the last ten years The Cherry Pickers have been wandering their own bluegrass path, turning over old songs to see what’s underneath and uncovering a few newer ones along the way. The Cherry Pickers were born on Adelaide’s flatlands but their true home is the hills and valleys of the Southern Fleurieu where they can be found performing and recording a diverse group of artists and tunes from both ends of the Pacific.

The Cherry Pickers features banjo, dobro, mandolin, upright bass and guitar, and their love for bluegrass and acoustic music shines through in every performance. The band has appeared at numerous festivals, including the Harrietville Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and the Healesville Music Festival. The Cherry Pickers second recording, ‘Hand Picked’, is a collection of Australian songs uncovered in bluegrass.

The Cherry Pickers are: Mark Bandick on guitar and vocals, Paul Cooper on banjo and vocals, Rob Cooper on Dobro and vocals, Lou Evangelistis on Mandolin and vocals, Gage Stead on Bass and vocals.

Crooked Road

A top Bluegrass Band based in Adelaide, The Crooked Road Boys have come together to play original music that combines the bluegrass tradition with contemporary flair. In their long history with bluegrass in Australia and New Zealand, the Crooked Road Boys have toured widely and recorded many albums with artists from around the world.

The Crooked Road Boys are: Phill Parker on guitar and vocals, Andrew Hook on vocals, mandolin and guitar, Dave Taylor on vocals, double bass and guitar, Leonard Cohen on vocals and dobro. They will be delighting audiences in the big marquee on Saturday and Sunday.

Andrew Clermont

Andrew Clermont is a chameleon multi-instrumental musician from Bluegrass to Indian, Scandinavian to Old time. He is a 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champion and a Director of the Golden-Fiddle Awards in Australia!

Jude Iddison

Jude enjoys performing as a violinist and singer in a variety of musical ensembles in the Great Southern region including Heartstrings and the Heartstrings Jazz Trio. She has performed at Fairbridge Folk Festival and National Folk Festivals including Tamworth, Woodford and Yarra Junction. In 2015 and 2016 Jude featured at Tamworth’s Golden Fiddle Awards.

Stumpy Gully

Stumpy Gully is a fun band that was formed to support community events and raise funds for local charities and community groups. The group plays a mix of bush, folk and bluegrass often interrupted by spontaneous outbursts of bush poetry or lively banter.

Stumpy Gully will be playing on Saturday and Sunday.

Quentin Eyers

Quentins’ love of music began as a percussionist with the South Australian Symphony Orchestra. He has been a songwriter and album producer for a wide range of artists through his music Studio in Norwood, including Dianna Corcoran (Golden Guitar winner). Quentin is the co-composer of the Port Adelaide Football Club Song (Power to Win) and many iconic advertising jingles. He continues to perform on piano and guitar in concerts and at festivals around Australia and internationally.

The Delahoys

Family group Glenn, Andrea and Morgaine Delahoy have a unique sound and style which never fails to delight. Their timing and harmonies, supported by Glenn’s guitar are a wonder to behold.

The Delahoys will be featuring on Saturday and Sunday.


Andrew Namok, aka DREWZ, is a singer/ songwriter / musician from the Torres Strait Islands. He recently relocated back to Melbourne after a stint performing in the Central Coast, NSW and North Queensland. Prior to moving he spent 6 years performing both Melbourne and Adelaide and entertaining passengers on the Down Under Dive (Cairns) cruises to The Great Barrier Reef. During his career he’s toured both nationally and internationally. He performs a mix of contemporary music including soul, reggae, R & B, funk, pop and originals.

Sarah Remin

As a 3 year old Sarah went missing at a festival and eventually turned up in a costume on stage. Apparently she had gatecrashed a group preparing for their act and they didn’t have the heart to chase her away. She still loves to perform but these days she doesn’t have to gatecrash other people’s acts. Sarah sings and plays piano/keyboard at pubs, clubs, corporate events and parties.

You can catch her performing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Kimberley Gill

Kimberley is working hard to make a name for herself as a talented and versatile young singer-guitarist.

She will be performing at various times over the weekend.

Peter Nolte

Singer guitarist Peter Nolte is known locally as Casterton’s answer to Slim Dusty. Peter has been entertaining at pubs, clubs and festivals for longer than he cares to remember and his laid-back Aussie country music style is easy on the ear and soothing on the soul. Occasionally he has been known to don the funny hat and slip into one or two vintage Chad Morgan numbers. You can catch Peter onstage in the big tent on Saturday.

In Your Dreams String Band

Adelaide Hills-based In Your Dreams String Band bring a refreshing line-up of traditional and modern tunes. Spanning genres from Scottish to Irish, Old-Timey and Bluegrass, their repertoire never fails to get the toes tapping and has been known to inspire joyful outbursts of dance.

In Your Dreams regularly perform as part of the Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club and are fresh from recent performances at the Frances Folk Gathering, Palmer Open Mic Night and busking on street corners.