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Horsham Country Music Festival

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
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If you love your country music, then Horsham is the place for you to be from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th March for the 11th annual Horsham Country Music Festival.

Victoria Melbourne Horsham Wimmera Country Music Festival Festivals Weekend Away Get Out Of Town
Now in its 11th year the Horsham Country Music Festival is four days of top-class entertainment. Image: Courtesy horshamcountrymusic.com.au


A great line-up of artists, plus a series of 'non-professional' walk up events around town will ensure a fabulous four days of top-class country music.

Performers for the 2018 event include Norm Price, John O'Dea, Robyn Gleeson, Lachie & Georgia McGennisken, Joy Adams and Justin Standley.

The Horsham Soundshell in Hocking Street, right on the banks of the beautiful Wimmera River, will host major events on all 4-days of the festival.

Victoria Melbourne Horsham Wimmera Country Music Festival Festivals Weekend Away Get Out Of Town
Horsham is a classic country town located on the banks of the Wimmera River in Western Victoria. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank


These include The Wilson Bolton Bush Balladeers program on Thursday evening between 6.30 PM and 10 PM. Gates open at 6 PM and admission costs $20.

On Friday night, it's the K& J Baker Tribute Night between 6.30 and 10 PM. Admission $20.

On Saturday, the ACE Radio Country Music Spectacular will run from 1 PM to 10 PM. Gates open at 12.30 and admission costs $30 reducing to $20 after 6 PM.

Sunday's Golden Grain Gospel Music Marathon will be staged between 11 AM and 2 PM with gates opening at 10.30 and admission costing $15.

Finally, the Festival Finale will take to the stage between 2 PM and 4 PM.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions at the Soundshell are licenced events. Bring your own seating, but definitely no BYO alcohol allowed.

Victoria Melbourne Horsham Wimmera Country Music Festival Festivals Weekend Away Get Out Of Town
This years Horsham Country Music Festival will include a line-up of professional artists plus 'walk-up' and busking events.


Walk-ups will be staged at Horsham Riverside Caravan Park on Thursday between 4 and 5.30 PM, in Roberts Avenue on Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM (invitation only), at Horsham Plaza on Saturday from 9 Am to 11.30 AM and at Wimmera Lakes Caravan Park on Sunday between 9 AM and 10.15 AM.

A Festival Pass costs $65 and may be purchased at the Horsham & Grampians Visitor Information Centre (Free Call 1800 633 210) or on-line at www.visithorsham.com.au.

Accommodation is plentiful in and around Horsham with further details available from the Horsham & Grampians Visitor Information Centre.

Horsham is 300 Kilometres west of Melbourne, about a 3-hour drive via the National Highway/M8 and the Western Highway/A8.

Victoria Melbourne Horsham Wimmera Country Music Festival Festivals Weekend Away Get Out Of Town
All roads lead to Horsham for the towns annual Country Music Festival from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th March.
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Why? Take the opportunity to visit Horsham in Autumn for one of Victoria's great country music festivals.
When: Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th March
Phone: (03) 5381 1995
Where: Venues in and around Horsham
Cost: A Festival Pass costs $65. Individual events coust up to $20 per person. See the main article for details.
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