Line-up set for Horsham festival
Acommittee in charge of next year’s revitalised Horsham Country Music Festival has announced an artist line-up for the event.
Event spokesman Lyall Wheaton said the line-up confirmation was a key part of preparations for the annual March attraction.
Mr Wheaton, who has co-ordinated the past 12 festivals, said the Horsham Country Music committee was preparing for the 2020 festival in an interim period before the employment of a part-time festival co-ordinator.
“As a result, the committee has engaged artists for the festival, which will be from March 26 to 29,” he said.
Horsham Rural City Council and Horsham Sports and Community Club provided a financial lifeline for the event, which was under threat of being abandoned.
Mr Wheaton said it had been ‘fantastic’ news that the festival had a second chance.
“Age and ill health had resulted in the existing committee making the difficult decision to discontinue running the event,” he said.
“The 2019 festival was to have been the final festival. However, thanks to the lifeline from the council and sports and community club, the festival will be re-born.”
Next year’s artist line-up will include Joy Adams from New Zealand, Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters, Dwayne Elix, Johanna Hemara and Stephen R. Cheney from New South Wales, Graham Rodger, Kiara Rodrigues and Don Costa from Queensland and Victorians Justin Standley, Sandie Dodd and Venessa Warra.
A backing band will be The New Deal and Allan Carroll will be master of ceremonies.
ON THE BILL: Queensland performer Graham Rodger.