Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is expecting a capacity crowd at a concert featuring multi-awardwinning artist Kasey Chambers.
On the Australia Day weekend Chambers picked up the Duo of the Year award at Tamworth with husband Shane Nicholson and will appear at Boyup Brook with her father Bill, a noted guitarist.
Also headlining will be Adam Harvey, who won Tamworth’s 2012 album of the year award for his new release Falling into Place.
This year’s festival features a broader range of music, from pop and rock to folk, bluegrass and hillbilly. WA performers include Bridgetown’s Deb “Spoons” Perry of Australia’s Got Talent fame.
The festival starts on February 13 with presentation of the Boyup Brook art awards and a concert at Boyup Brook hockey oval from 6pm.
The main event starts at Music Park on February 14, with a line-up featuring Carter & Carter.
Music and bush poetry starts from 7.30am on Friday at Harvey Dickson’s centre before the 5pm show at Music Park.
The 2013 WA Country Music Award winners will be announced on Friday evening in a show featuring Adam Harvey.
The LotteryWest-funded street carnival runs on Saturday, with stalls, buskers, children’s activities and the Ute & Truck Parade at 11am.
A new youth stage this year will feature emerging talent as well as a session with GWN 7’s Doopa Dog.
WA Best Male artist award winner Allan Spowart and his group Wildfire will be first on stage at Music Park from noon on Saturday.
A line-up including Australia’s Got Talent semi-finalist Jonny Taylor will appear before Kasey Chambers.
Sunday brings the traditional bush poets breakfast and a gospel session at Music Park before performances from artists including Bill Chambers, Bob Corbett, Amber Lawrence, Carter & Carter and Adam Harvey.