Early next year western Victoria will see the third annual Sandford Bush (Music) Festival, held from 6th to 8th March 2020.
Sandford Village is 5 kilometers south of Casterton in South Western Victoria. It is about a five hour drive from Melbourne and a six hour drive from Adelaide.
The festival is organised by members and friends of the Stumpy Gully Bush Band through a community based fundraising organisation. The festival showcases over 50 acclaimed local, national and international performing artists and bands delivering first class entertainment over three days. There are also bush poet’s breakfasts, workshops, walk-ups, jam sessions, open mikes and bush crafts (including blacksmithing and whip making) A number of food vendors provide a variety of fast foods and the Sandford Social Club operates a fully licenced bar. Many attendees choose to camp on site at the venue to mingle with the entertainers and soak up the atmosphere into the wee small hours.
Next year’s program includes multiple performances by the mighty Bushwackers Band, The Royal High-jinx, The Borderers, The Grubby Urchins, Crooked Road, Greg Champion, Khristian Mizzi, Paul Wookey, Henk Groot, Luke Robinson and many others.
The Sandford festival is already building a successful reputation with entertainers and festival goers with last year’s event attracting over 1,200 attendees. Organisers are planning to increase attendance next year to around 1,800 and over 2,000 for the year after. Their aim for the event is to provide a safe, friendly and affordable festival to be thoroughly enjoyed by entertainers and festival goers alike.
Festival organisers are always looking for volunteers to help with the ongoing workload. Volunteers may receive a free festival pass.
Early Bird tickets are now on sale and a full weekend pass will cost you just $45.00.