Program

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Festival Program

As the Festival draws closer the program will develop, there is much more to be included. Whilst the items shown below will occur, they may or may not appear at the times, places or in the order shown.

Friday

6:00pm – 6:30pm
Main Stage
Youth Entertainers – TBA
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Main Stage
Kimberley Gill
7:00pm – 7:30pm
Main Stage
Sarah Remin & Friends
7:30pm – 8:00pm
Main Stage
The Delahoys
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Main Stage
The Bushwackers Bush Dance

Saturday

9:00am – 11:00am
Main Stage
Poets Breakfast
11:00am – 12:00pm
Main Stage
Sarah Remin & Friends
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Main Stage
Blackboard Concert
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Main Stage
Opening Ceremony
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Main Stage
Blackboard Concert
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Main Stage
The Delahoys
3:30pm – 4:00pm
Main Stage
Kimberley Gill
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Main Stage
Stumpy Gully Bush Band
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Main Stage
Competition Winners (to perform after presentation)
6:00pm – 6:30pm
Main Stage
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Main Stage
7:00pm – 7:30pm
Main Stage
Sarah Remin & Friends
7:30pm – 8:00pm
Main Stage
Peter Nolte
8:00pm – 8:30pm
Main Stage
TBA
8:30pm – 10:00pm
Main Stage
The Bushwackers
10:00pm – Late
TBA
Andrew Clermont & Friends

Sunday

9:00am – 1:00pm

10:00am – 10:30am
Club Room precinct
Robyn Rhodes Music School
10:30am – 11:00pm
Club Room precinct
Kimberley Gill
11:00am – 12:00pm
Club Room precinct
Sarah Remin
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Main Stage
The Delahoys
12:30pm – 1:00pm
Main Stage
Blackboard Concert
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Main Stage
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Main Stage
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Main Stage
3:30pm – 4:00pm
Main Stage
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Main Stage
5:00pm
Festival Finish
Bush Festival Finito
Main Marquee
Volunteers Gathering (details TBA)

Getting To Sandford

By road, Sandford Village, 5km South of Casterton in South Western Victoria is about five hour’s drive from Melbourne and six hours from Adelaide. The Recreation Reserve is about half a kilometer out of Sandford Village.

Civilisation & Services
Nearby Casterton (5km – pop 1500) has 2 hotels, petrol stations, police, fire & ambulance-stations, medical clinic, hospital, pharmacy, a newsagency, supermarket, various fast food outlets and a range of other shops and businesses. Most shops are open Saturday morning but closed for the rest of the weekend.

Festival and Camping Site


Campsites suitable for swags, tents, campervans, camping trailers or caravans are available at the festival site. Limited hotel, motel and B&B accommodation is available in the nearby township of Casterton. There are also other events happening in or around the town on the Labour Day weekend. If you choose to go down this path book early to avoid disappointment.