AROUND a camp fire in 1979 a few friends and a yarn or two, the Boyup Brook Country Music Club was born.
Twenty-seven years on, the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is now recognised as one of the top four Country Music Festivals in Australia.
This year’s festival from February 15 to 19 will feature more than 100 artists, including The Songbirds, Beccy Cole, Sara Storer, Gina Jeffreys, Jason Lee, Geoff Bruce and the Tailgators.
Other activities include the Boyup Ute and Truck Muster, art awards and exhibitions, one of Australia’s biggest bush poet breakfasts and the WA Bush Poet Awards, street carnivals and markets, children’s activities and the WA Country Music Awards.
The Bush Poets Breakfast is on the Sunday and several programs will feature bush poetry.
The street carnival is a dynamic event that transforms inner Boyup Brook with music, art installations, roving performers and artisan markets, buskers, bands and entertainment. The Art Awards and Exhibition will be showcased in the Town Hall.
All utes and trucks come to town on the Saturday morning for the ninth Annual Ute and Truck Muster for a spectacular parade through the town.
The Art Exhibition will be held at Boyup Brook Town Hall, with the award presentation night on Wednesday, February 15.
Tickets for the festival are available online at www.countrymusicwa.com.au or 9765 1657.