Ballina’s country music festival gets a boost

Adam Brand is confirmed as a headline act at the Ballina Country Music Festival in the first week of October. Photo supplied.

Heading into its seventh year the Ballina Country Music Festival, that brings country music to the north coast, has received a $10,000 state government grant to help it grow. The event provides a range of free entertainment for families including free music acts throughout Ballina and a free family fun zone with rides and activities for the kids.

‘The grant allows us to continue to book the best of best of national country music acts,’ said Sarah Norris, the festival marketing coordinator.

Over 30 national country music acts and more than 80 individual artists from around the country coming to Ballina in the first weekend of November they will play to 1000’s of festival-goers from all over Australia on the six stages.

‘The festival has grown over the seven years and last year saw record crowds attend with people visiting from as far away as Broome and even Canada to see our stellar lineup,’ continued Ms Norris.

Adam Brand headlines

There are two ticketed shows which feature awarding winning headline artist Adam Brand and support acts. Adam Brand will headline the ticketed Saturday night concert at Cherry Sports Club marquee on Saturday 3 November 2018. ‘Both shows are reasonably price and are family-friendly,’ said Ms Norris.

The festival is recognised on the national country music calendar and has been likened to a ‘mini-Tamworth’ by artists and festival-goers.

Festival founder Carol Stacey with Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin and General Manager of the Cherry Street Sports Club Tere Sheehan getting caught up in the Country at the Cherry Street Sports Club. Photo supplied.

‘The Ballina Country Music Festival is an iconic event for the whole Ballina community. The Festival provides a platform for local artists while also embracing regional artists to celebrate our Australian country music,” said Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin when he announced the funding.

‘I am thrilled we are able to support this wonderful Festival, which makes Ballina the star of the show.’

See the Ballina Country Music Festival site for more information.






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