Pilbara’s Red Country Music Festival taps talent

Synarah MurphyNorth West Telegraph
Nyiyaparli musician Bradley Hall.
Camera IconNyiyaparli musician Bradley Hall. Credit: Red Country

An incredible array of talented Pilbara musicians and some of Australia’s biggest country music stars will take centrestage when the Red Country Music Festival returns to Port Hedland in June.

Country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley has been announced as the headline act for the Pilbara’s only country music festival, now in its second year.

Other acts on the festival line-up are Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Danny Phegan, Paraburdoo-based musician Jemma Beech and Roebourne band JoKeria.

Hedland man and established musician Bradley Hall said the event would put the Pilbara on the map for rising artists.

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“This event is really about bringing the local Pilbara community together to enjoy awesome music from some of Australia’s best and gives local artists a platform to showcase their talents,” he said.

Event manager Christina Geerlings said the 2019 line-up would have an emphasis on showcasing local talent.

“Brad and myself are passionate about music and want to bring more music to the Pilbara and we are also passionate about supporting local acts and particularly indigenous bands/musicians,” she said.

“All of the acts are variations of country (music) and could successfully be put on any stage in Australia.

“We want to continue this festival and make it bigger and better every year.”

The festival is a family-friendly event and will include plenty of other entertainment such as Aboriginal art and dance workshops, as well as food vans and market stalls.

For more information, visit redcountrymusic.com.au.

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