Young stars set to perform
Country music has a reputation for being able to cross all age barriers. And an example of its family-friendly approach will be more than evident at Horsham Soundshell on the Saturday afternoon of the 11th annual festival.
Georgie and Lachie Mcgennisken, from Gippsland and only 10 and 12 respectively, will perform a 20-minute set after winning a most-popular artists section during the festival’s busking competition last year.
Festival co-ordinator Lyall Wheaton said the Mcgenniskens were ‘by far’ the youngest artists to perform at the soundshell during the event.
“Since last year’s Horsham Country Music Festival the pair has been in high demand. They have produced a CD and did walk-up performances at last year’s Mildura Country Music Festival and this year’s Tamworth Country Music Festival,” he said.
Busking has opened the door for many entertainers and the Horsham festival will again provide an opportunity for people to busk at Horsham Plaza between 9am and 11am before the ACE Radio Spectacular at Sawyer Park on Saturday week.
Festival organisers have also arranged an opportunity for walk-up performances at Horsham Riverside Caravan Park on Tuesday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.