Sandford (District Population 150) is a very small rural village, 5km south of Casterton in South Western Victoria. It is located around 60km from the coast and 40km from the South Australian border..
Sandford Bush Festival is a ‘Not for Profit’ friendly ‘Grass Roots’ event run over the Labour Day long weekend in March. In our first two years we have presented over 150 performances covering Bush, Folk, Celitic, Bluegrass and Country music and Bush Poetry, presenting bands and solo acts on 4 stages, providing a welcome boost to regional arts, tourism and business.
The festival provides a much needed boost to arts and tourism as well as an excellent opportunity for up and coming musicians and established acts utilising up to date sound equipment and professional sound and stage crews to perform to enthusiastic crowds.
Nationally and internationally acclaimed artists perform alongside local bands & artists and provide experience and coaching for emerging performers. Featured artists in 2020 will include The Bushwackers, The Royal High-Jinx, The Borderers, Twa bards, The Grubby Urchins, In Your Dreams String Band, Stumpy Gully Bush Band, Crooked Road, Greg Champion, Paul Wookey, Jose Garcia, Bruce Watson, Henk Groot and more.
All monies raised are directed back into the following year’s festival to cover performer’s fees, marquee hire, staging, lighting, sound engineers, security, toilet hire, media advertising, website, posters, artwork and everything else required to stage a successful festival. Any excess will be distributed among local charities and community groups.
More information is available on our website https://www.sandfordfestival.com
or by calling Gazza: 0402 434 827