The Slim Dusty Festival, Kempsey
Thursday 08 September 2022 to Sunday 11 September 2022
******Postponed, further information to come*******
The Slim Dusty Festival Kempsey replaces the previous event known as Slim Dusty Memories Festival which ran for 17 years. The core audience included travellers, ‘Grey Nomads’, fans of traditional country music and over 55’s. While attendance numbers had been relatively consistent for many years, the changing festival landscape and increased competition from a growing number of events across Australia posed a real threat to the sustainability of the festival in its current form.
The 2022 version of the festival will feature a number of high profile and mainstream country artists such as Kasey Chambers, Felicity Urquhart, The Bushwackers, Luke O’Shea and more. It will also include country music sub-genres such as bluegrass, rockabilly, folk, country rock, alt country etc. Special events and featured programming such as a family Bush Dance, Songs and Stories’ (songwriter’s workshops) ‘In Conversation’ and Bush Poetry, will create some unique entertainment for audiences they will not experience at other. The event will also engage with the local Indigenous Community by coordinating activities through Uncle Jimmy Thumbs Up.
Allows a person's carer free entry into participating venues and events
Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss
Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person
Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
It's time to feel new
It's time to feel new
Pure joy as you wake to the sunrise. Awe as you make it to the snowy peak. A sense of adventure as you motor across red plains. The relief of rejuvenation as you wade into an alpine stream. Connection as you taste native, fragrant leaves. A sense of belonging as you return to your favourite holiday house. Freedom as you dash into the waves. Discover the endless feelings a visit to NSW can inspire.