2012 - June - Relocation, Local Artist Focus, Ute Muster Promotion + Tickets Sale Commences

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2012 - June - Relocation, Local Artist Focus, Ute Muster Promotion + Tickets Sale Commences

Post  Admin on Sat May 11, 2013 8:27 pm

2012 - June - Relocation, Local Artist Focus, Ute Muster Promotion + Tickets Sale Commences

Relocation Decision
The Canberra Country Music Festival is proud to announce the relocation of the event to the Hall Polocrosse Grounds commencing this year. The move facilitates outdoor stages, onsite camping ticketing, improved vendor opportunities and expanded field event programming that was either not possible or inflexible at the previous venue. The Festival committee and the Hall Polocrosse Club had been discussing the relocation potential since April and direct experience of a 2-day equestrian event at the site demonstrated the practical suitability for the Canberra Country Music Festival.

The site is very large being 1km from the front gate to the furthest fenceline, thus allowing for expansion into the future. With 5 polocrosse fields (of similar sizes to football fields) the move allows for additional field events (including horse and pony activities) and an expansion of the Canberra Ute Car Truck Muster. The True Blue Stage will return to indoor auditorium at the site, with the Southern Cross main stage being located outdoors on the main polocrosse field. The Bundy Bar will be placed closer to the food village (renamed Scrumpy's Food Village). A host of other innovations are also planned and will be progressively announced as we approach the Festival date 16-18 November 2012.

Local Women Of Country @ CCMF12
As always there will be a fantastic array of performers at this year's Festival. This month we focus on local talented Women Of Country:

Sami Cooke (Young NSW) - Country's Got Talent 2011 Rising Star and Best Junior Female Award winner and recent Australian Country Music Academy winner performs her contemporary country songs and covers to an ever growing audiences.

Louise Saint John (Yass NSW) - International Songwriting Award and reording artist has been at the forefront of promoting regional country music and one of the originals in CCMF's annual Women Of Country session!

Melissa Robertson (NSW) – Cowra's finest female country crossover artist growing with the Festival and presenting her new album with great backing band

Amy Chilver (ACT) – featuring the widely awaited release of her debut album recorded at Tru Sound Music Amy mixes contemporary and alternate arrangements with a voice reminiscent of Alison Kraus and Kasey Chambers - a real treat!

Canberra Ute Car Truck Muster Promotion Updates

Our Muster Manager, Greg Hobbs, and Recycling Manager, Paul Fox, have both been active in promoting the Canberra Ute Car Truck Muster @ the VW Nationals in Sydney as well as community BBQs in Queanbeyan and Dickson this month. If you see the banner come on over and have a chat - we are friendly bunch - even though Greg could have smiled in this photo!

Tickets Available @ Ticketek Now!
Tickets are now onsale from Ticketek agencies and online from the Ticketek website.

And yes we have held the Earlybird Festival Weekend Pass @ $55 - so get in quick before prices increase to their normal price!

Keep checking the Festival website for regular updates giving details of artists, competitions etc. Tell your friends and family to keep the 16 - 18 November available and get your early bird tickets early before you miss out.


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