URBAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED!
3 DAYS … 60+ ARTISTS … NON-STOP ENTERTAINMENT!
It’s 42 more sleeps until the Urban Country Music Festival kicks off and Urban HQ have finalised the full program of spectacular talent and fantastic entertainment for what will be a HUGE weekend in Caboolture, South East Queensland from 1 to 3 May, 2015.
Urban prides itself on its variety of artists, combined with its picture-perfect setting and a mix of music, art, food, craft and all things for the seasoned and first time Festival-goers, and its 12th year promises to be the best yet.
Kicking off the weekend’s festivities from 3.30pm on Friday, 1 May, the opening night concert in Urban Parklands starts off with DJ Claire Elliott followed by 2015 Toyota Star Maker winner Mickey Pye, Casey Barnes, Little Georgia, Carl Wockner, Gordo, Mustered Courage, Beccy Cole and 8 Ball Aitken closing out the night.
Come Saturday and Sunday, the Urban Village becomes the Festival’s central hub with non-stop entertainment from 7.00am starting with Breakfast at the Urban Hotel featuring Wally & Mary Finch, Graham Rodger, Johnny Greenwood, Mark Feldman and Trevor Tolton before you work off breakfast and the cobwebs over at Urban Dance for a full program of dancing from 9.00am.
From 9.00am Saturday and Sunday, you can also catch some of the best new talent in Australian country and folk music at the KIX FM Village Stage. Whether you want a daytime dance or a place to set up and enjoy some of the best live acts on offer, the KIX FM Village Stage will not disappoint with Carl Wockner, The Bobkatz, Jared Porter, Toby, Women in Docs, Paddy McHugh (Saturday) and Damien Agius, the 2014 Voice of Urban winner Wal Neilsen, Midnight Son and The Crime Scene, Kiara Rodrigues & Alabaster Ink, The Redlands Bluegrass Boys and Greg “The Breaker” Austin (Sunday) all performing for your listening pleasure.
Both Saturday and Sunday are overflowing with musical choices including Sessions at the Songwriters’ Café from 10.00am where fans will have the chance to get up-close-and-personal with some of Australia’s brightest songwriters telling the stories behind their songs while enjoying some great food, coffee and wine. The songwriters sharing their stories over the weekend include The Bobkatz, Wal Neilsen, Sam West, Tanya Self, Mickey Pye, Dana Hassall, Carl Wockner, Michael Fix, Kimberley Bowden, Jared Porter, Michael Bryers and Harmony James on Saturday and Cassi Hilbers, Liam Kennedy Clark, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Adam James, Taila Gouge, Megan Cooper, Pete Cullen, Jen Mize, Josh Rennie Hynes, Paddy McHugh, Jay Seeney and Ben Bunting on Sunday.
The Urban Hotel will be rocking from 11.00am on Saturday with Trevor Toltan, Johnny Greenwood, Graham Rodger, Women in Docs, last year’s Urban Busking Competition winner, Silk ‘n’ Oak, and the “effortlessly cool country” of the Gold Coast’s Bree De Rome.
Back at the Urban Parklands stage, Urban will kick off a massive afternoon and evening’s entertainment starting off with triple j’s Sarah Howells on the decks before Lili Kendall, The Cairos, The Belligerents, UK’s Ryan Keen, Last Dinosaurs and Gordo take us up to sundown. Closing the Urban Parklands stage on Saturday are British India, with their biggest Queensland show on their national Nothing Touches Me tour, and Cloud Control will deliver one of their last live shows before heading back into the studio to record their third album.
Last but by no means least, the QSEC stage plays host to the Main Concert featuring some of Australia’s most-loved country music and independent artists including Christie Lamb, Jetty Road, The Beards, The Sunny Cowgirls and Australia’s Crown Prince of Country – Lee Kernaghan. Closing the stage on Saturday will be The Delta Riggs, recently voted Best Live Act at the Rolling Stone Awards in Sydney, and fresh from a five-year hiatus, Melbourne’s own Augie March.
Across both Saturday and Sunday, Urbanites will also have the chance to catch some seriously great, new talent with the Urban Busking Competition and Voice of Urban Competition taking place in the Urban Village from 9.00am to 4.00pm. On Sunday, the Next Generation stage will host the Voice of Urban finals, FretFest and the Champion of Champions showcase while the Stanmore Hall hosts the Youth on Stage showcase from 9.00am until 1.00pm.
Sunday’s Urban Blaze concert at Urban Parklands will close out the Festival from 1.00pm featuring Cassi Hilbers, The Harry Heart Chrysalis, the 2015 Voice of Urban winner, Stealing Lincoln, Toby, Liam Brew, Jay Seeney, Caitlyn Shadbolt and Simply Bushed.
We’re also shining a special light on our campers with the opportunity of entering the Hunt for Urban’s Most Impressive Campsite to win ticket upgrades and artist meet ‘n greets and Secret Sessions on both Saturday and Sunday.
And it doesn’t end there! Also included in all entry fees is access to all of the Festival attractions, including entertainment stages, market stalls, a variety of workshops including the Rhythm Culture Drumming workshop (Saturday only), as well as a complimentary photo booth and Mechanical Bull rides!
Phew! Intimate performances, culinary indulgences, musical happenings, markets and workshops - the experience is yours to choose! A full list of playing times and stages, is available now from www.urbancountry.com.au/whatson.
Media accreditation for Urban 2015 is now open until Thursday, 2 April 2015. The application form is available for download at www.urbancountry.com.au/media.
Tickets to Urban are on sale now and are selling fast and music lovers are urged to visit www.urbancountry.com.au or call 07 5433 3222 to book your tickets NOW. Weekend packages are available for $75.00 for THE ENTIRE EVENT!
And if that’s not enough, add to this affordable powered and unpowered campsites and the 2015 Urban Country Music Festival could possibly be the cheapest weekend getaway on offer in the country!
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URBAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, 1 May to Sunday, 3 May, 2015
Lee Kernaghan, Cloud Control, Beccy Cole, Augie March
The Sunny Cowgirls, British India, Last Dinosaurs, The Delta Riggs
Jetty Road, Simply Bushed, Ryan Keen (UK), The Beards, Sarah Howells, The Belligerents
Caitlyn Shadbolt, The Cairos, Mustered Courage, Harmony James, Jared Porter, Graham Rodger
The Bobkatz, 8 Ball Aitken, Christie Lamb, Carl Wockner, Casey Barnes, Jay Seeney, Women in Docs
Little Georgia, Claire Elliott, Liam Brew, Adam James, Lili Kendall, Michael Fix, Gordo, Toby
Michael Bryers, Bree De Rome, Kiara Rodrigues, Sam West, Dana Hassall, Kimberly Bowden, Jacqui Ryan
2014 Voice of Urban Country Winner - Wal Neilsen, 2015 Toyota Starmaker - Mickey Pye
Tanya Self, Damien Agius, Ben Bunting, Cassi Hilbers, Taila Gouge, Liam Kennedy Clark
Megan Cooper, Pete Cullen, Jen Mize, Greg Austin, Josh Rennie Hynes, Paddy McHugh
Alabaster Ink, Stealing Lincoln, The Harry Heart Chrysalis, The Redland Bluegrass Boys
Midnight Son and The Crime Scene, Silk ‘n’ Oak, Trevor Toltan, Johnny Greenwood
Graham Rodger, FretFest, Champion of Champions, Youth on Stage