Special Feature Events
Bushwacker’s Bush Dance
On the Friday night of the festival The Bushwackers will host a Gala Bush Dance. There’s scarcely a schoolkid who didn’t learn a bit of bush dancing to the music of The Bushwackers. Their bush dances in the late 70’s and 80’s had thousands of people doing the Heel and Toe and Strip the Willow.
Andrew Clermont’s International Supper Club
Friday & Saturday Late
Featured at Woodford, Tamworth & Fairbridge Festivals plus the National Folk Fest, Clermont melds peoples musical strengths and inspiration into a “wild wood” with few limits. In it’s 20th official year coming up! 2 CD Trilogies plus many DVDs of captures! Andrew has created an all encompassing event, highly regarded & cherished across many Festivals – not only originally hosting the No-Holds-Barred Fiddle Contest, it also allowed the creation of most orchestration possibilities in the name of Country(s) & Folk Music with a fellowship of youth & wissen who stop at few borders or genres.
In 2013 Andrew Clermont’s International Supper Club included 100 players! Supper Club Live Recordings are distilled into – 7 CDs and many DVDs (including tuition)! You can imagine what may well happen at this festival! Look out! For lots of background on Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club check out their web site and just scroll down through the 20 years of musical soaring!
The Opening Ceremony will last for around one hour and will feature local and visiting entertainers. We don’t want to say too much because to do so would spoil the surprises that we have in store. Sufficient to say that this will be one of the highlights of the weekend – You won’t want to miss it.
The Bushwackers In Concert
Anyone who has been to a Bushwackers concert will agree that it is a spectacle to be remembered. The Bushwackers perform an exciting blend of Australian music featuring the Lagerphone of frontman Dobe Newton along with a band of stellar musicians playing fiddle, accordion, guitars, bass and drums. Their flamboyant Aussie style has the audience singing along and even dancing in the aisles from start to finish.
Formed in 1971, they are now celebrating their 47th year of performing all-Australian music and have a proud history of performing at festivals and events all around the country. The Bushwackers have won three Golden Guitars, created 4 books and have had over 95 stellar musicians play in the band. The accolades and awards have arrived in a steady stream and The Bushwackers show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.