A NEW country music festival to be held at Murray Bridge later this year has attracted some of Australia’s top country artists, headlining Lee Kernaghan.
The first Country by the River Music Festival will be held at the Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge, October 16-17, 2021, promising a family-friendly two-day vibe, all on the banks of the Murray River.
The two-day music festival will suit all ages with rides, on-site bars and food trucks.
Event People event director Scott Hollow – who is responsible for organizing the event at Murray Bridge – said The standard he was impressed with Sturt Reserve, calling it the perfect place to host a big country music event in the state.
“South Australia doesn’t seem to have a big country music festival and country music festivals are going very well all over the country,” he said.
“We’re excited about the location – it’s close to Adelaide but it’s a regional location not far from the Victoria and NSW borders and we know these events attract a lot of people to the area. “
Mr Hollow paid tribute to the rural town of Murray Bridge for the work that has been done at Sturt Reserve and said he has seen it improve over the years as part of his role in the organization of Murray Bridge Sufferfest.
“We were looking to get to Adelaide but we are running the triathlon there at Sturt Reserve and we are visiting for that it stood out as a good location for a country music festival and we worked with the board and finalized a deal a few months ago, “he said.
“It’s great what the council has done in the city … I don’t spend a lot of time in the city but I come for events and you can see the money spent on infrastructure.”
The lineup will feature some of the royalty of Australian country music and also showcase some of the genre’s emerging young talent.
- Lee kernaghan
- Sunny cowgirls
- Casey barnes
- Amber Lawrence
- Andrew Swift
- Jayne denham
- Hurricane fall
- Gretta Ziller
- Paul costa
- Col Finley
- Gareth Leach
- Michaela jenke
- Ella and Siena and more
Mr Hollow said he hopes the event has a great future at Murray Bridge.
He said campsites could be reserved at Sturt Reserve so attendees can enjoy the full two days of country music action.