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May 22, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

More than 50 country music artists and acts will perform in Port Stephens on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend as part of the new-look and renamed Blue Water Country and Blues Music Festival.

Blue Water Country Music FestivalThousands of music lovers are expected to bootscoot to Port Stephens for the festival, which takes place at 15 locations across the area and include local and national musicians, boot scooting, bush poets and lifestyle stores. Face painting, a jumping castle and a petting zoo will also be held especially for children.

The annual festival regularly draws country music fans from around the country and is regarded as one of the biggest events on the Australian country music calendar. Held from Friday, June 6, to Monday, June 9, 2014, the festival this year will feature more acts, more venues and more markets than ever before.

Many artists are yet to be announced, but Dale Hooper, acclaimed as one of the top five most popular male musicians at the ICMA Awards in Tamworth earlier this year, is set to play a show as part of the festival, while Harmony James, Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell and Luke O’Shea will perform at a ‘Songwriters in the Round’ event.

Nelson Bay marina3Blue Water Country and Blues Music Festival

Where:           Various locations across Port Stephens including the Nelson Bay foreshore

When:            June 6-9, 2014

Cost:               Many events are free.   

For festival details and information on accommodation and attractions in Port Stephens, visit, including the ‘What’s On’ page.

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