The McClymonts, Travis Collins to headline 2018 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival

The McClymonts. Photo: supplied.
The McClymonts. Photo: supplied.

Australia’s country music sweethearts The McClymonts will be heading to South West next year as the headline act for the 2018 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival. 

The sister act will be joined by fellow Aussie acts Travis Collins, Allan Caswell, Codee-Lee, Warren H Williams and Dani Young, Graham Rodger, Simply Bushed and Ray Ryder during the February 15-18 event.

The stellar line-up will see the festival and coinciding West Australian Country Music awards celebrate their 33rd year in style, with it expecting to attract thousands of people to the region. 

The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival, presented by Livelighter, is one of the top country music festivals in Australia with four days of music, arts and culture. 

“We are very proud of our continued partnership with Healthway to promote the health message LiveLighter, because with Healthway’s support we are able to present a magnificent regional Festival which brings many thousands of visitors to our town to enjoy all that Boyup Brook has to offer,” club president Daly Winter said.

“People can come along, have a great time and see how easy it is to adopt the strategies of LiveLighter into their everyday lives.”

For tickets or for camping spots go to www.countrymusicwa.com.au/tickets or call 9765 1657.

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival through the years

The 2018 line-up

The McClymonts 

In recent years, the McClymont sisters have navigated changes and upheavals of all kinds: changes of address, changes in relationship status and entry into the thrilling world of new parenthood. 

But it’s the constancy, the endless love and support of those nearest and dearest to them that Brooke, Sam and Mollie celebrate with full hearts on their captivating fifth studio album Endless.

Endless finds The McClymonts bringing the focus right back down to earth – to their respective houses and the people who make them homes.

The McClymonts will be performing at the Music Park on Saturday, February 17 at 8.30pm.

Travis Collins

Travis Collins Photo: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts.

Travis Collins Photo: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts.

With a growing string of hit albums, number one songs, awards and a decade of winning fans all across the country under his belt, Travis Collins continues to cement his footprint as a mainstay on the Australian music landscape. 

He is as known for his masterful guitar playing and powerhouse vocals as he is for his depth of songwriting and high-energy live performances. 

Collins will be performing in the Music Park on Saturday, February 17 at 9.45pm.

Allan Caswell 

Allan Caswell. Photo: supplied.

Allan Caswell. Photo: supplied.

Allan Caswell arrived in Australia as a migrant in 1966 and in the 50 years since he has become one of Australia’s most successful and recorded songwriters.

He’s written more than 1200 songs and had more than 600 songs released by artists such as Cilla Black, Patti Page, Slim Dusty, Barry Humphries, James Blundell, Jasmine Rae, McAlister Kemp, Graeme Connors, The Wolfe Brothers, Anne Kirkpatrick, Chad Morgan, Jade Hurley, Ella Hooper among dozens of others. 

And if that wasn’t enough, Caswell is also the writer of On The Inside, the theme song for the hit television series Prisoner.

Caswell will be performing at Harvey Dickson's on Friday, February 16 at 11.10am, at the Music Parkon Saturday, February 17 at noon and Sunday, February 18 at 10.30am.

Codee-Lee

Codee-Lee. Photo: supplied.

Codee-Lee. Photo: supplied.

From Times Square in New York to Boyup Brook in Western Australia, 22-year-old Codee-Lee has played a lot of shows and seen a lot of faces. 

With more than 600 shows under her belt and a stack of awards to her name, contemporary country singer Codee-Lee has been hard at it for the past eight years.

After taking a little time off and moving from her hometown of Bunbury to America, Codee-Lee is back with a brand new sound, new songs and a new single coming soon. 

Codee-Lee will be performing in the Music Park on Sunday, February 18 at 11.45am.

Warren H Williams and Dani Young

Warren H Williams and Dani Young. Photo: supplied.

Warren H Williams and Dani Young. Photo: supplied.

Golden Guitar winning Country Music artist Warren H Williams teamed up with rising star Dani Young for a special album release, Desert Water  in July 2016 which debuted at number two on the ARIA Country Albums chart.

Clearly a musical match made to be, Williams and Young took less than a year to write, record and produce their distinctive duet album.

The duo has been described as a meeting of complimentary opposites with Williams coming from the desert and Young harking from the city and their differences in age and experience meeting to make a perfect musical match.

They bring life to the songs, hashing them out from ideas influenced by the central Australian desert and the importance of appreciating the land and the precious gift of water.

Williams and Young will be performing on stage at the Music Park on Friday, February 16 at 8.35pm.

Graham Rodger

Graham Rodger. Photo: supplied.

Graham Rodger. Photo: supplied.

The 2013 Golden Guitar winner Graham Rodger has become synonymous with quality Australian ballads. 

He has reached the finals of the Golden Guitars 16 times, putting him in the top five of Australian traditional country performers over the past 13 years. 

Rodgers was selected to have his hand included in the renowned Hands of Fame wall at Tamworth in 2014.

Graham will be performing at the Music Park on Saturday, February 17 at 3.30pm and on Sunday, February 18 at 3.30pm.

Simply Bushed

Simply Bushed. Photo: supplied.

Simply Bushed. Photo: supplied.

Australiana has been redefined by Sydney band Simply Bushed. 

With unpredictable antics and energy, there is a reason Simply Bushed has performed on just about every major country music stage in Australia. 

Known for a live show with a hefty does of humour and honest, heartfelt music, Simply Bushed is an act not to be missed.

Next year will see their first appearance at the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.

Simply Bushed will be performing on Saturday, February 17 in the Music Park at 6.30pm and on Sunday, February 18 at 12.15pm.

Ray Ryder

Ray Ryder. Photo: supplied.

Ray Ryder. Photo: supplied.

Ray Ryder is fast becoming one of Australia’s hot new country artists. He is gaining attention for his southern country rock style music and dynamic live performances.

Fun, humble and a little bit cheeky, Ryder’s personality will make you feel like his best friend and someone you love to hang with.

Known as one of the hardest working musicians in town, Ryder is a seasoned professional whose music and merchandise are being snapped up as he tours extensively. 

His songs have charted in the top 10 on social media platforms and he is now being asked to play at many of the larger events and festivals across Australia. 

He was the first WA act to be in the line-up for the 2017 Birdsville Big Red Bash, joining headliners like Lee Kernaghan, Missy Higgins and others.

Ryder will perform at the Music Park at 11pm on Saturday, February 17.

The Ute and Truck Muster 

The Ute and Truck Muster. Photo: supplied.

The Ute and Truck Muster. Photo: supplied.

First you hear them and then you see them. 

The utes, trucks and tractor enthusiasts proudly show off their pride and joy to the crowd gathered in the streets of Boyup Brook as part of the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.

New categories in 2018 are:

  • Landcruiser
  • 4x4 Off road Wagon
  • Show/Restored Truck
  • Farm Truck

Dust off the old farm truck or Landcruiser ute and bring it down to registration at the Old Railway Yard on Saturday, February 17, from 8am-11am. 

The fun continues 11am, as the convoy rolls out and hits the streets to the applause of the crowd lining the streets, the parade ends up at the Hockey Oval next to the Music Park.

Discounted tickets for Muster entrants with Saturday night camping, 2018 sticker and ear tag all included. 

Hang out in the Chill Out Zone and listen to the music on the Ute and Truck stage from noon onwards. 

Hayden McGlynn, Tracey Barnett and The Platinum Project will provide a relaxed atmosphere among the ute and truck fun.