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Wandong Country Music Festival

Wandong Country Music Festival
Location(s)Wandong, Victoria, Australia
Years active1972-mid-1980s, 2001-2011

The Wandong Country Music Festival was an annual country music festival held in Wandong, Victoria, 55 kilometres (34 mi) north of the state capital, Melbourne. The earlier incarnation started in 1972, which was one of Australia's two largest country music festivals.[1] In 1979 the festival's committee issued a 2× LP record by various artists, Wandong Country: the First Live Souvenir Recording of Australia's Top Country Artists, via the R.I.M.S. record label, Melbourne.[2] Dwindling crowds in the early 1980s led to the festival's cessation.

In 2001 the 21st century version was inaugurated. The 2006 festival was held in early March at the LB Lavern Reserve in Dry Creek Crescent.[3] As of 2012, the festival was no longer running, "due to circumstances beyond our control", according to the committee's website.[4]


  1. ^ "Life Style: TV Arts Entertainment: Country Music on Sunday". The Canberra Times. 54 (16, 114). 7 November 1979. p. 27. Retrieved 2017 – via National Library of Australia. this event should be surpassed only by the crowds which attend the Tamworth and Wandong Country Music Festivals
  2. ^ Wandong Country Music Festival (host institution.) (1979), Wandong Country: the First Live Souvenir Recording of Australia's Top Country Artists, Melbourne R.I.M.S., [Australia] AMCO, retrieved 2017
  3. ^ "Wandong Country Music Festival". Go for Your Life. Government of Victoria. Archived from the original on 21 October 2006. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ Wandong-Heathcote Junction Community Group. "History". Wandong-Heathcote Junction Community Group. Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved 2017.

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