The 2011 Urban Country Music Festival’s competitions are offering cash prizes for for artists, musicians and bush poets, but time is running out to get entries in. Emerging and amateur artists can take part in the Voice of Urban Country Talent Search. Applications for the Talent Search are now open. Entries close at 4pm on Friday 15 April 2011. Late entries will not be accepted.
There will be a number of busking venues throughout The Village on Saturday and Sunday. Applications for Busking are now open. Entry is free. Registrations are currently being taken for buskers wishing to take the opportunity to perform to festival crowds over the weekend. Whether you are a singer, dancer, juggler, musician, poet or entertainer of any kind, you’re welcome at Urban Country Busking. Buskers will also have the chance to win part of $1,200 in prize money.
Throughout the festival there are daily events and concerts, all at little or no cost to festival goers. Festival favourites like the Beaut Ute show, Bush Poets breakfasts, Bush Balladeers, line-dancing and clogging, kids activities and the Bluegrass Brunch are all back.
There’ll be performances by Tori Darke, Steven Jaymes, The Bobkatz, Bob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band and The Vibe. Country’s hottest up and coming acts will strut their stuff on the Next Generation Stage and at the Voice of Urban Country Talent Search.
Head to www.urbancountry.com.au for more information.
The festival is proudly presented by the Moreton Bay Regional Council and major sponsors Grand Prix Mazda and Caboolture Shire Herald.
Please see attached release for details. Also attached, to help illustrate, is a picture of BRADE who won the Voice of Urban Country talent search at last year’s festival.