Sandford Bush Music Festival 2023

Patron: Dobe Newton (OAM)

The Sandford Festival Committee acknowledge that the land we gather on each year for the Festival is the traditional land of the Gunditjmara People, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

Performers applications for the 2023 Festival have now closed – Our lineup will be announced soon.

Sandford 2022 is all done and dusted and what a Hoot it was! Loved by festival goers and performers alike, the event exceeded expectations in every department. If you’d like to contribute photos to our gallery, please send them to

Sandford 2023

Our 2023 Celebration of Bush & Country Living will be held from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March 2023 (Labour Day Long Weekend). Bush Ballads, Folk, Gospel, Celtic, Reggae, Bluegrass and Aussie Country music are performed by professionals, semi-professionals, amateurs and hopefuls including some very talented younger performers.

As well as programmed music there are heaps of fantastic Jam Sessions, Workshops, Walk-Ups, Bush Poetry, Country Crafts, Art Exhibitions and Demonstrations.

Where Are We?

Sandford Village is 5km South of Casterton in South Western Victoria, about five hours drive from Melbourne and six hours drive from Adelaide. See here for more information and Google Map.

How Can I Support The Festival?

You can support the festival in a variety of ways:

Buy Tickets Online: The first release of Early-Bird tickets is scheduled for 1st September. Tickets are expected to sell out well before the festival. Once sold out there will be no further ticket releases and no gate sales. Don’t wait for festival day, get in early to avoid disappointment, save money on the gate price and help us to pay our up-front costs!

Become A Sponsor: There are many local and national organisations and individuals taking advantage of our great sponsorship program. You choose your level of sponsorship and enjoy the exposure your business will receive in the lead-up and on the days of the festival.

If you would like to be involved in this great event in any capacity:
Contact the festival secretary now on 0421 807 706.