Country comes to the coast

Andrew Swift.

Chase away the winter blues with a warm dose of country vibes with five incredible Australian singer-songwriters in a Saturday sunset session on 22 July.

Sunshine Coast Country music lovers are in for a heel and toe tappin’ good time at Venue 114’s first ever Coastal Country Music Fest to the region.

Featuring a line-up of legendary Country Music Awards of Australia (CMAA) nominees including this year’s ‘Male Artist of the Year’ and ARIA chart topping artists, the Fest will provide barrel loads of boot scootin’ fun for local country music enthusiasts.

Featured artists include: Melanie Dyer, Andrew Swift, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Pete Cullen and Liam Brew.

Sunshine Coast Council Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said the Coastal Country Music Fest would be a wonderful addition to the range of events at the popular venue.

“This brand-new country music event includes some of the industry’s freshest home-grown artists who will perform right here on the Sunshine Coast for locals and visitors to enjoy at an all-weather event,” Cr Law said.

“Event goers will be treated to five powerhouse sets over the course of the afternoon and evening whilst enjoying delicious barbeque meals from local food trucks, an on-site bar, and the opportunity to meet the artists at artist signing sessions.

“Music has a way of bringing people together and Sunshine Coast locals love live music. This exciting new event will be sure to have everyone kickin’ up their heels.”

Venue 114 Manager Louise Thompson said Council was proud to curate the unique event for the Sunshine Coast.

“With the support of the local community we hope to be able to make the Coastal Country Music Fest an annual event. It’s going to be something really different on the music scene for all patrons who attend,” Ms Thompson said.

Coastal Country Music Fest

When: Saturday, July 22, 2023

Time: 3pm -11pm

Location: Venue 114, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina

Cost: $65 plus booking fee.

Tickets: Book via

Headline artists:

Melanie Dyer

Andrew Swift

Caitlyn Shadbolt

Pete Cullen

Liam Brew

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