Sandford Bush Music Festival

Sandford Bush Music Festival

Sandford ( district population 150) is a very small rural village, 5 km south of Casterton in the Glenelg Shire in South West Victoria. It is located around 60 km from the coast and 40 km from the South Australian border.

Sandford Bush Music 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, Celtic, Bluegrass and Country Music and Bush Poetry, presenting bands and solo acts on 4 stages. The festival provides a much needed boost to regional arts, tourism and businesses 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 the enthusiastic crowds.

All monies raised are directed back into the following years festival to cover performers fees. marquee hire, staging. lighting, sound engineers, security, toilet hire, media advertising, website, posters, artwork and everything else required to stage a sucessful festival. Any excess is distributed amoung local charities and community groups.

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2020 Festival

Natiionally and Internattionally acclaimed bands and artists will perform alongside local performers and will provide experience and coaching for emerging artists.

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, Possums on the Porch, Greg Champion, Khristian Mizzi, Paul Wookey, Jose Garcia, Bruce Watson, Henk Groot and more.

Continuous concerts, open mikes and jam sessions (organised and spontaneous) from Friday evening till Sunday night.

Camping is available on the festival site ( This will sell out early) and in the nearby townships of Casterton and Merino.

Food and coffee vendors will operate on the festival site.


On Site Camping

Campers at the festival get to soak up the atmosphere and spend more time meeting and getting to know other festival goers and performers. For 2020 we have opened up more space for on-site camping but are expecting a substantial increase in campers as well. A full site is only $30 for the duration of the festival. Early arrivals can be accommodated by arrangement

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