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Byron VIP Travel

Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival

Murwillumbah is a thriving country town in northern NSW Australia smack bang in between Byron Bay and The Gold Coast. This natural wonderland, traditional Bundjgalung land - has the majestic Tweed River running through it and is guarded by a world heritage backdrop with lush rainforests, creeks and waterfalls and world class beaches 20 minutes away! Wollumbin (Mt. Warning) towers over the town that is now made up of sugarcane farmers, country born families and city folk who have moved up here to live what is now a cosmopolitan country lifestyle.

Kasey Chambers

Country Music Star

With Byron Bay and Nimbin as neighbouring towns, the festival is going to offer music and culture a little left of the traditional country music festivals. They will of course be showcasing Australia's favourite country music artists, as well as Australia's finest Roots artists. And a strong local music presence because we are so lucky to have such talented artists here!!

Here's what the organisers have to say about the festival...

"We believe Country music and Roots music have a common connection. That is the love of the land and music that comes from its roots and that come from the soul."

"To go with our diverse region, we will have food and market stalls that reflect. We are very lucky here to have one of the healthiest and Greenest environments in the country, so our food will be spectacular and our waste management and recycling standards will be high!"

The festival will be held over 4 days at the Murwillumbah Show Grounds with over 40 acts. Festival Friday evening will be the festival opening night, where we will be featuring the finalists of our talent quest, which we will be launching after Easter 2015. This will be featured as well as some of our finest artists.

Festival Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be held in the Murwillumbah Showgrounds where there will be 4 fantastic stages!!! There will be the main stage in the show arena, the shed stage for all the stomping music, the Opry stage that will feature Bluegrass and awesome old timey music and the buskers stage that will feature our choice buskers.

The first 3500 4 day passes sold will be in the running to win a brand new UTE!!! BUT...you have to be at the festival on Monday to claim your prize!!!!

To sum up for now...we are creating a world class festival right here in Murwillumbah and we want you to come! We guarantee that you won't be disappointed and you will want to come back to this gorgeous colourful region and spectacular music!!

Please keep checking as we update this site with more info on our talent quest, VIP tickets and of course our final artist announcements!!!

See you at the festival!!!!"

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Festival Program

Main Stage Friday

4pm - 4:30pm Official Festival opening

4:45 - 5:15pm Caitlyn Shadbolt

5:45 - 6:30pm Brothers 3

7pm - 8:30pm The Real Thing ( talent quest final)

9pm - 10pm Normie Rowe and The Original Playboys.

10:15 - 11:15pm James Blundell

Main Stage Sat

2pm -2:45pm Lou Bradley

3pm - 3:45pm Karl S Williams

4pm - 5pm Pierce Brothers

5:15pm - 6:15pm Shane Howard

6:30pm - 7:30pm Wagons

8pm - 9pm Renee Geyer

9:30pm - 10:30pm Busby Marou

Main Stage Sunday

1:30pm- 2:15pm Garret Kato

2:30pm- 3:15 Lachlan Bryan

3:30pm - 4:15pm Melody Pool

4:30pm - 5:15 Paul Greene and the other colours

5:30pm - 6:15pm Lyn Bowtell

6:30pm - 7:15 pm Harry Hookey

7:30pm - 8:15 Bill Chambers

8:30pm - 9pm Charm Of Finches

9:30pm - 11pm Kasey Chambers

Main Stage Monday

12pm Ute give away

1pm - 2pm Good Oak

2:15pm - 3:15pm Damian Howard

3:30pm - 4:30pm The Flood

4:45pm - 5:45pm The Audrys

6pm - 7pm Archie Roach

7:30pm - 8:30pm Richard Clapton

9pm - 10:15pm Sara Storer

Shed Stage Saturday

8am - 9:45am Richos Breakfast Roundup

10am - 10:45am Jerome Williams

11am - 11:45am Jay Seeney Band

12pm-12:45pm Blue Healers

1pm -1:45pm Garett Kato

2pm -2:45pm Heartworn Highway

3pm- 3:45pm Greg Champion

4pm-4:45pm The Wilson Pickers

5pm - 5:45pm Paul Geene and The Other Colours

6pm -6:45pm Davidson Brothers

7pm - 8pm Psycho Zydeco

Shed Stage Sunday

10am - 11:30 Caldera country

12pm - 12:45pm Caitlyn Harnet

1pm -1:45pm Jack O'leary

2pm - 2:45pm Round Mountain Girls

3pm - 3:45pm Barley shakes

4pm - 4:45pm Lance Friend and The Murky Waters

5pm - 5:45pm Women In Docs

6pm -6:45pm Cash Savage and The Last Drinks

7pm - 7:45pm Hillbilly Goats

8pm - 9pm Mick Peeling

Shed Stage Monday

8am - 9:45am Richo's Breakfast Roundup

10am - 10:45am Cadilac Rockers

11am -11:45pm Lissy Stanton

12pm - 12:45pm Swamp Catz

1pm - 1:45pm Lauchlan Bryan and The Wildes

2pm - 2:45pm Mid North

3pm - 3:45pm Karl S Williams

4pm - 4:45pm Damian Howard ( with Marcia Howard and Rose Bygrave )

5pm - 5:45pm Matt Cornell

6pm - 6:45pm Uncle Bob’s Jug Band

7pm- 8pm Bob Corbett 

Opry Stage Saturday

10am -10:45am Jessica Belle

11am -11:45am Clelia Adams

12pm -12:45pm Matt Henry

1pm -1:45pm Sara Tindley

2pm - 2:45pm Guy Kachel

3pm -3:45pm Barley Shakes

4pm - Bill Chambers

Opry Stage Sunday

10am - 11:45am Richo’s Roundup

12pm - 12:45pm The Wilson Pickers

1pm - 1:45pm Katie Brianna

2pm -2:45pm Karl.s Williams

3pm - 3:45pm Heartworn Highway

4pm - 4:45pm Mid North

Opry Stage Monday

10:am - 10:45pm Warren Earl

11am - 11:45am Charm Of Finches

12pm -1:30pm MMB The Ruby Hunter Project. with guest artists TBA.

2pm - 2:45pm Jimmy Dowling

3pm - 3:45pm Matt Henry

3pm - 3:45pm Lou Bradley