Country and Inner Western
Country music will fill the inner west this June long weekend including a blockbuster two-day festival in Sydney Park.
UPDATE: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Emma Donovan & the Putbacks, Wagons and Leroy Macqueen have withdrawn from the festival and the Sydney Park concert has been consolidated into one day. Head to the festival's website for more information including full set times.
Country music is cool again. With cowboy hats and boots back in style, and a swath of young exciting country musicians emerging from Sydney and afar, Sydney's inner west is hosting a music festival celebrating our best and brightest country talents.
The Country and Inner Western will take over the bustling inner-city area between Friday, June 11 and Sunday, June 13 as part of Sydney's latest winter arts festival Sydney Solstice. Free and ticketed sets will pop up around Newtown, Enmore and Erskineville across the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend at venues like Waywards and Kelly's on King, but for the full Country and Inner Western experience, you can head to the Sydney Park Amphitheatre on the Sunday to catch the who's-who of Australian country music.
Heading up the lineup is country icon Kasey Chambers and local favourite Tex Perkins performing songs from the career of Johnny Cash. Elsewhere on the lineup, you'll find Australian music mainstays like The Morrisons and Andy Golledge alongside plenty of newer additions to the local country scene like Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, Babitha and Lady Lyon of the band Baby Beef.
The Sydney Park Amphitheatre gig is a family-friendly affair, with adult tickets starting at $65.80.