Sandford Bush Music Festival

Patron: Dobe Newton (OAM)

8th – 10th March 2024

(Labour Day Weekend)
Bush Music – Folk – Gospel – Celtic – Reggae – Bluegrass – Aussie Country

Sandford 2024

Our 2024 Celebration of Bush & Country Living will be held from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2024 (Labour Day Long Weekend). Bush music, 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.

Performer applications for Festival 2024 are now open. Don’t wait, get your applications in now or we’ll all be bitterly disappointed!

Merch Shop

We still have some merchandise available and new merch on the way. If you missed out at the festival, here’s your chance to grab a memento. Head over to our online shop.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for there, we’ve also set up a few products at RedBubble.

2023 Photos

Where’s all those photos that you took over the festival weekend?? It’s your civic duty to share them with everyone. Please send your photos to

2023 Favourite Artists

If you attended the 2023 festival and were witness to the amazing talent on display, we’re interested to know who were your favourite artists. Join in our poll to choose our favourite artists of 2023.

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.

Become A Volunteer: We are always looking for volunteers to do the hard yards organising the event and its myriad peripheral tasks, preparing the grounds and working at the festival on the day. And the big bonus is, that may be all it takes to get you a free festival pass! Remember: Volunteers are our Festival Family and share a special camaraderie with other volunteers, performers and festival goers.

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

Festival 2023

This is a YouTube playlist of recordings from Festival 2023. Enjoy!