What's on | Inaugural Big Country headed to the Shoalhaven

Country music is set to take over Berry next May.  

The first ever Big Country music festival will be held at the Berry Showground on Saturday, May 11 and will feature some of the biggest names in country music. 

The line-up includes Lee Kernaghan, The McClymonts, Travis Collins, Sunny Cowgirls, The Wolfe Brothers and Caitlyn Shadbolt as well as locals Chalkie White, Kevin Sullivan and Liam Maihi. 

Australian country music star Kevin Sullivan will hit Berry's Big Country festival next year.

Australian country music star Kevin Sullivan will hit Berry's Big Country festival next year.

From forensic police crime scene investigator to singer-songwriter, Kevin Sullivan graduated at the 2018 CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music Course with flying colours.

His debut album, Belonging, debuted at number two on the charts and it’s first single, Outback Australia, was nominated as Single of the Year and Kevin as Independent Male Vocalist of the Year at the Mildura Country Music Awards.

As well as world class performances, Big Country will feature a tonne of fun for all the family, including great local food options and a wide range of tipples at the Craft Beer Corner.

Buy a Bale are presenting the Little Country Kids mini-festival, which will have plenty to keep little ones entertained with free children’s activities including face painting, jumping castles, arts and craft and more.

On top of the musical talent, the Nowra Rodeo Club will be showcasing the skills of cowboys from around the country throughout the afternoon. 

Event organiser Jack Stewart said he was excited to bring a festival of this scale, with such big stars, to the Shoalhaven region. 

“We’ve been to countless festivals all over the country and we can’t wait to bring this experience to the area we’ve grown up in with an incredible lineup packed with country music royalty and plenty of rising stars,” he said. 

General Public tickets to Big Country go on sale from Moshtix at midday on Thursday, 15 November. 

Limited, reduced price Early Bird tickets are available from midday on Tuesday, 13 November and can be accessed by registering at http://email.registernow.com.au/h/j/36754D58E1DB39DB

For further information about the inaugural country music festival visit www.big-country.com.au and register for the Big Country Newsletter.