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Dubbo is set to become the country music capital of the Central West as the town gears up for the second annual Stock Route Festival presented by Lazy River Estate and Chill-Rite.
The impressive March 11 line-up includes headliners The Wolfe Brothers, Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley and Amber Lawrence, as well as Hayley Jensen, Blake O’Connor, Matt Cornell, Andy Penkow, Peter Chapman and Chad Hewett.
Hosted at the beautiful Lazy River Estate, owner Mat Smith said he grew up on a cattle station in the Northern Territory and country music was in his blood, with the name for the festival coming from his history of having cattle out on the stock route.
There are big plans afoot and, with headliners of the calibre of the artists this year, the festival is sure to grow from humble beginnings.
Smith says, “Dubbo hasn’t done a country music concert in forever on a major scale, so it was just a matter of time. For us, we just want whoever attends it to have the best time they possibly can, and we’d like to see it as the next big country music festival in Central West NSW and grow it to a two-day festival.”
The goal this year is to build on the numbers of music lovers who attended last year, with the 2022 festival – its debut year – attracting around 700 people.
He adds, “We want to have the biggest names and eventually attract international artists, but we know it’s going to take time to build. We want to introduce the Central West to country music for those who can’t travel to bigger venues in capital cities.”
“We want to make people fall in love country music. People can come without having to know the acts because it’s about the atmosphere and experience and we would like to showcase emerging artists among the established headliners.
"We want this to be good for Dubbo and attract more visitors: if we can bring a few thousand people to Dubbo for the weekend, it’s good for the whole economy and generate business for the whole town as well.”
VIP and general admission tickets available via lazyriverestate.com.au.
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