It is a friendly celebration of country music in a relaxed and natural bushland setting. The Music Park is a charming family festival venue, with mature river gums and grassy knolls on the banks of the beautiful Blackwood River.
During Festival days, this picturesque venue, and sleepy town comes alive with delightful music on the mainstage and throughout the streets. The Country Music Capital of WA, Boyup Brook, is located in the southwest, some 270 kilometres from Perth. Country music fans from around the state and further afield make the trek to Boyup Brook for fun-filled days and star-filled nights.
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STREET CARNIVAL On the Saturday morning, the town centre comes alive with the Lotterywest Street Carnival, offering a swag of stimulating and colourful entertainment. There will be many buskers, children's activities and s ute and truck parade to add to the atmosphere. It's free, spontaneous and everyone is welcome to participate.
It will be a day of cheerful entertainment with a huge line up of attractions planned to keep all ages happy and entertained. The Street Carnival is a dynamic event that transforms inner Boyup Brook and this combines music, art installations and roving performers.
2018 WEST AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS - Presented by LiveLighter
The Awards finalists and winners are announced at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival. Now in its 33rd year, the annual Awards have attracted country music talent from all over Western Australia. The aim of the awards is to recognise and support WA artists who are serious about pursuing a career in country music.
There will be 10 categories this year and you can see the list of them here. The judges are experienced country music industry professionals from all over Australia and overseas and the calibre of the amazing nominated talent attests to the success of this awesome event.
BOYUP BROOK ART AWARDS
The Boyup Brook Art Awards and Exhibition is organised by the Boyup Brook Community Resource Centre and numerous volunteers.
The parade makes its way through the vibrant streets to the cheers of the appreciative and enthusiastic onlookers. It finishes at the Music Park, where the rigs are on full display and the fun and laughter for the day and evening begin.
WINNERS 2017 UTE & TRUCK MUSTER
There are many categories for this ute and truck muster and you can see them here.
Bush Poetry continues to be a major part of the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, the Sunday morning Bush Poet's Breakfast being among the biggest and best in Australia.
There will also be the Bush Poetry Writers Competition as part of the festival programme and you can find out more about this event here.
SATURDAY STREET MARKETS
One of the fringe events during the Boyup Brook Country Music Street Carnival is the markets.
At these markets there will be a vast variety of new goods including clothing, fashion accessories, books, preserves and pickles, memorabilia, music, toys and gifts, handcrafted jewellery, pottery, candles, organic produce, olives and olive oil, plants, chutneys, jams and pickles, homemade products and handcrafted arts and crafts.
All of this while you enjoy entertainment from many buskers and entertainment from around the state.
HISTORY OF COUNTRY MUSIC CLUB
When a few mates gathered around campfire having a few drinks and talking country music, they never could have foreseen how their idea would change their small farming community of Boyup Brook. The town of only around 1500 people has since had some of the biggest names in country music in Australia attend and has become known as the country music capital of Western Australia.
The four-day event incorporates the West Australia Country Music Awards, which provide budding musicians with a chance to gain recognition, network with industry professionals, showcase their work and broaden their audience.
The festival has come a long way in the last 30 plus years. The Music Park was purpose-built for the festival, with government funding, Shire support, and help from local builders and volunteers, and was officially opened by John Williamson in 2007. It has an 18 metre stage and sound shell, fencing, reticulated grass, power, lighting, and water.
The festival includes many fringe events such as concerts, workshops for children, adults and industry hopefuls, a street carnival, the WA Bush Poets breakfast, a Sunday morning gospel concert, and a morning show at the iconic Harvey Dickson's Country Music Centre.