BOYUP BROOK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA – The 35th annual Boyup Brook Country Music Festival drew thousands of visitors to the town recently.
Music Director Sharon Winter said the 2020 event – held over the third weekend in February – was a “fantastic, wholesome, vibrant and fun festival”.
“The venue for the main concerts – the Music Park on the picturesque banks of the Blackwood River – looked amazing with lighting throughout the park on such a beautiful, balmy night,” Mrs Winter said.
“There was so much to enjoy. Highlights included industry workshops which gave aspiring musicians the chance to learn from some of the best in the business, including eight-time Golden Guitar winner Adam Harvey. Then there was the Taste of Tamworth concert with local school children and a chosen WA act from Mukinbudin singing with the likes of award-winning acts Carter and Carter, Jetty Road and Anthony Taylor.”
Many of our festival followers may not know this, but over the years’ the Club through the annual Festival has supported a number of very worthwhile charities, community groups and organisations. In the last six year’s over $115,000 has been passed onto local community groups for camping. Since 2011 Caring for Kids through their involvement with the festival has fundraised approximately $60,000 for children living with cancer and Crawford Lodge (a regional cancer patient accommodation facility in Perth) has received multiple payments from festival donations. This year the festival also raised funds for Telethon. So, each year you attend the festival, not only do you get to enjoy a fantastic event but you are also contributing to local community groups and charities through your support.
Country music fans around Australia can start planning their annual pilgrimage to the South West of Western Australia, with the dates announced for next year’s Boyup Brook Country Music Festival. The 36th edition of the event will be held from the 18th to the 21st February, bringing with it a chance for people to put on their hats and celebrate all things country.
Each year, the festival incorporates a lively street carnival in the Boyup Brook town centre, the Boyup Brook Ute and Truck Muster, Bush Poet’s Breakfast and the West Australian Country Music Awards, presented by LiveLighter.