On the long weekend in October Ballina will host the third Coastal Country Music Festival. Arrangements with artists, venues and sponsors are on track to deliver an even bigger and better festival this year.
The event is supported by Ballina Council and local business and is a safe, fun, family festival. Last year, Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival drew an estimated 4,500 to 5,000 attendees over three days. The weather was wonderful and the public saw more than 30 entertainment acts and street performers all absolutely free.
Organisers are finalising arrangements with the headliners and expect an exciting lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, however, here is a sneak peek of the popular acts already signed on.
The Brothers Three are ‘veterans’ of the Ballina Festival. They hail from Sydney and are a dynamic, up and coming group. These young guys have accepted the invitation to become ambassadors for the 2013 Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival. They have even written a promo song about it.
The festival’s talent scouts are out and about again this year and so far new acts have been added to the Ballina Program. The Hillbilly Goats from Port Douglas, two girls and two guys, are real crowd pleasers with a raw boned approach to country music.
Dozzi is another new act for the Ballina festival. Sisters Andrea, Jesse and Nina prove that blood is thicker than water especially when it comes to musical talent. Together they are Dozzi, a Brisbane-based country trio, who are about to release their debut single.
Last but not least, from Newcastle in the Hunter, The Viper Creek Band. Five talented young musicians who are great exponents of modern country music.
Dates for the festival are Friday October 4 to Sunday October 6.