Spirit of the Bush Traditional Balladeers & Herita

Spirit of the Bush Traditional Balladeers & Herita


April 24, 2023 - April 30, 2023    
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Boondooma Homestead
8262 Mundubbera Durong Road,, Boondooma, QLD, 4613

Event Type

For those who love to listen to some of Australia’s best balladeers and bush poets, Boondooma Homestead is the place to be in April 2023

The line up of Balladeers include Alice Benfer, Anita Ree, Ashley Cook, Ernie Constance, Buddy Thompson, Lynne Bennett, Alisha Smith, Caitlyn Jamieson, Brian Letton, Bec Hance, Greg Bain, John Smith, Kedron Taylor, Kylie Hogan, Peter Pratt, The Voll Sisters.

What a wonderful group of bush poets including Bill Kearns, Harry Pickering, Melanie Hall and Susie Carcary.

These artist will perform from Friday through until Sunday.

A great group of walkups performing Australian content will take to the stage from Monday to Thursday.

(Please note: The booking fee is additional to the admission fee)

Children under 15 years of age and under are free.

WEDNESDAY EVENING: Join us for our sausage sizzle fundraiser from 6pm with proceeds this year going LifeFlight.

FIRES: Fires are allowed but must be in a container and placed above the ground. Ashes MUST BE PLACED IN THE ASH DRUMS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE CAMPING AREA. If there is a total fire ban called, no fires will be allowed. Please do not allow smoke from your fire to annoy your neighbours.

MENU NOTICES: Menu notices will be displayed outside the kitchen area and there will be different menus on some days. CASH IS REQUIRED FOR ALL MEALS FROM THE KITCHEN AND THE BAR.

CAMP OVEN MEALS: Camp oven meals will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets will be presold for Camp Oven meals. Times of the ticket sales and camp oven meals times will be displayed and announced from the stage. Ticket holders are to line up at the advertised time as the meal will be served on time.

WALK UP PERFORMERS: Those wishing to perform on the Tuesday to Thursday must register their participation by checking in with the Comperes upon arrival, Clarrie Weller & Brian Weier. They will be located behind the stage at the back of the Big Top. Sound check will be on Monday with the possibly of walkup performances. Tuesday – open mic after lunch. Wednesday – Australian Country Music. Thursday – Traditional Australian Country Music. Walkup Bush Poets breakfast Tuesday – Thursday.

Saturday Walkup Competition – Conditions of Entry

Entrants must have performed twice on the stage at the current festival. Walk up artists are able to perform on (Monday), Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 25th and 27th April. Arrange times with Stage Manager.

Walk up artists wishing to take part in the competition need to fill out the the registration form backstage under the Big Top no later than by 8.00 pm on Friday 28th April.

  • Competition times will be announced during the festival.
  • All material must be Australian country content
  • Anyone who has performed at any festival and won the competition is considered ineligible
  • Anyone who has performed for payment will be considered ineligible

CHURCH SERVICE: The service will take place in the gardens commencing at 8.00 am Sunday. The service will be conducted by Kedron Schneider.

Please observe the “NO DOGS ALLOWED” and “NO SMOKING” signs throughout the grounds.