Special Features

Special Feature Events

Bush Dance with The Bushwackers

Friday 8.00pm to 9.30pm

There are not many Australian adults over 40 who didn’t learn ‘The Heel and Toe Polka’ to the tunes on The Bushwackers Dance Album blaring through the speakers at a school or a club.

A Bushwackers Bush Dance is an opportunity to connect with our kids, families and friends (old and new).

Time to turn off the gadgets for an hour or so and get our feet moving and our faces smiling.

The Bushwackers In Concert

Saturday 8.00pm – 9.30pm

The Bushwackers are led by the mighty lagerphone of Dobe Newton and he’s joined on stage by a lively team of talented musicians wielding fiddles, guitars, bass and drums.

This unique and iconic Australian band has performed at pubs, clubs and festivals all over Australia and beyond for almost 50 years and fans old and new still love to dance, sing-along and enjoy the uniquely Australian music.

The Bushwackers will perform over two nights with a Fun Filled Bush Dance on Friday and a Lively Toe Tapping Concert on Saturday. Both nights will feature a great blend of Australian classics and popular original songs.

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!

Bush Poetry

Saturday and Sunday Morning

The Poet’s Breakfast is open to all and starts at 9:00am Saturday and Sunday in the Session marquee. Hosted by Andrew Hayes and ‘The bard from the scrub’, A B (Ben) Eggleton, the Poet’s Breakfast will showcase local and visiting Bush Poets, Story Tellers and Yarn Spinners. Attendees are invited to watch and listen or strut their stuff, no appointment necessary.

If you wish to perform, just turn up, put your name down, enjoy the poetry and wait for your turn.