Munna Creek prepares for Country Music Festival
LOCALS at Munna Creek are bracing themselves for a bootscooting weekend filled with live country music, as the Country Music Festival opens this weekend.
The award-winning event will see musical acts from across the country travel to the small town of Munna Creek to take part in the four-day festival.
Event organiser and emcee Bronco Jensen said about 800 people were expected to attend this year's event, a vast increase on last year's attendance record.
"Last year there was about 600 people on Friday and Saturday night," Mr Jensen said.
Bush poets will take to the stage for two nights of the festival, Mr Jensen said, with bush balladeer Lex Kunst set to entertain visitors.
More than 15 country music performers are expected to take to the stage at Munna Creek including Lindsay 'Waddo" Waddington, Dianne Lindsay and Jamie Davis.
Music won't be the only drawcard at the award-winning festival according to Mr Jensen, who said festival-goers would also be attempting to set a new record playing lagerphones.
"We have been busy getting broom and rake handles, bottle tops and nails from anywhere," he said.
"The plan is to make about 250 lagerphones."
The currently lagerphone record is held by the National Folk Festival with 242 instruments.
The Munna Creek Country Festival will be held at the Munna Creek Hall and Recreation grounds from October 18 to 20.
Visit munnacreekhall.com for more information or to view ticket prices.