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Lighthouse Country to star Aussie music royalty

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John Williamson
Australian country music legend John Williamson will play this year's Lighthouse Country at Burnett Heads. Photo: contributed.

Australian country music royalty John Williamson, Lee Kernaghan and Kasey Chambers will descend on Burnett Heads for Lighthouse Country in May.

This year’s stellar main stage line-up will also feature Brooke McClymont plus Adam Eckersley, James Blundell, Kingswood, Hillbilly Goats, Pete Denahy, Mark Lavender and Keely Ellen.

Lighthouse Country’s inaugural event in 2023 was a huge hit with locals and country music fans from across Australia and promoter Gavin Hales said he can’t wait to bring back the country in this year.

“Yeehaa! Let’s go again with this big day out of country music!” he said.

“We can’t wait to hear and see the best in the business in our own back yard.

“Thank you to the community and all involved for your ongoing support.”

Offstage attractions, children’s activities and an international array of food and beverage options will help to deliver a big day out for every family member to enjoy.

In between main stage sets, there will be plenty to keep the littlest attendees entertained including Fun Time Amusements, workshops and demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

Local Taribelang Aboriginal Corporation will host traditional painting, beading and weaving demonstrations and workshops.

Kids will have a special opportunity to learn Indigenous symbols and their meanings and to paint their own dream time story, using a supplied canvas and an easel which they can take home.

Performer Pete Denahy will be playing some of his classic hit songs in the Kids Zone, as well as holding whip cracking demonstrations and whip platting workshops throughout the afternoon for all prospective cowboys and cowgirls.

Lighthouse Country will kick off with a pre-party at the Lighthouse Hotel on Friday 3 May featuring local favourite Brendan Egan.

After the stage lights go down on Lighthouse Country on Saturday night every ticket holder is invited to a free after-party at the Lighthouse Hotel, with Mark Lavender and his band set to keep the festivities going until the wee hours.

Lighthouse Hotel will also host a Sunday recovery session for all festival attendees to catch up with new mates and belt out some more tunes with Keely Ellen and Hillbilly Goats.

Lighthouse Country is on Saturday 4 May and is a one day, family-friendly event.