Horsham Country Music Festival kicks off

Horsham Country Music Festival kicked off on Thursday afternoon with a walk-up session at Horsham Caravan Park.

Opening day festivities continued into the night, with Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters and Jimmy Hermel playing alongside Reg Poole at the soundshell.

The festival will be in full-swing during the next three days and nights, with headline acts heading to the soundshell and a range of free events aimed at exposing non-professional artists.

Friday's free event will be at Roberts Place between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Friday night is tribute night at the soundshell, with Andrew D'Rosario, Michelle Little, Reg Poole, Sandy Humphries, Trevor Keliar and Sandra Dodd paying their respects to some of country music's all-time greats.

Each artist will play a half-hour set showcasing the work of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, John Denver, Patsy Cline, Charlie Pride, Slim Dusty and Tammy Wynette.

Saturday's country music spectacular at the soundshell will see nine hours of continuous country music from some of the festival's premier acts including Don Costa, Johanna Hemara and Col Perkins.

Sunday is gospel day at the soundshell from 11am to 2pm, before the festival finale hits the stage from 2pm to 4pm.

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