New Music Festival Howlin Country Heading To Australia In 2025

4 July 2024 | 11:17 am | Mary Varvaris

The line-up announcement is landing next week.

Howlin Country poster

Howlin Country poster (Source: Supplied)

Save the date—a new country music festival is coming to Newcastle, New South Wales, in February 2025.

The latest country music festival to hit Australia’s shores, Howlin Country follows the launch of Ridin’ Hearts and the ongoing success of CMC Rocks and will fill another market starving for one of the hottest music genres on the planet.

Howlin Country will arrive in Newcastle on Saturday, 15 February. The festival will be an outdoor, all-ages event featuring one stage and international and local talent playing all day.

The festival will take place at the Newcastle Foreshore on Awabakal Country. Gates will open at 2 pm, with limited capacity for punters to bring their own chairs.

The Howlin Country line-up drops at 9 am on Monday, 8 July, with access to pre-sale tickets opening at 2 pm on Thursday, 11 July. You can sign up to access those tickets here, with the general sale opening on Friday, 12 July.

In a statement, organisers of the Howlin Country festival said, “Lay up and enjoy the day – Howlin is here for a good time, not a long time.

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“Punters can kickback along the water with the golden sun, being whisked away by the heartfelt stories and vibrant sounds of country, Americana and a dash of Australian rock.”

In other Australian country music festival news, the first artist announcement for the 2025 Tamworth Country Music Festival line-up dropped yesterday.

Next year’s event will host international rocker Suzi Quatro and beloved local acts like Kasey Chambers, Fanny Lumsden, Travis Collins, Shane Nicholson, Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham, Pixie Jenkins, and many more.

Elsewhere, next year’s festival has also booked Andrew Farriss, Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley, Amber LawrenceJayne DenhamThe Wolfe Brothers, The Bushwackers, Casey Barnes, Lane Pittman, Sara StorerDragonJoe Camilleri & The Black SorrowsLoren Ryan, Taylor Moss, Hayley Jensen, Jake Davey, Darlinghurst, 2024 Australian Idol winner Dylan Wright, 2024 Toyota Star Maker winner Wade Forster, and the list goes on.

The 2025 Tamworth Country Music Festival – Australia’s longest-running country music festival – will run from 17-26 January.