Lineup

Check out this huge crop of Aussie legends and rising stars! The inaugural Savannah in the Round is set to rock the region: with three stages, 40+ acts, and one huge long weekend of live music!

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John Williamson
John Williamson
It was 1970 when John released his first song, ‘Old Man Emu’, which kick started a five-decade career in which he crafted out many of Australia’s unofficial anthems; tender ballads and songs that captured the outback landscape and the people of the country. He has toured the country like few others, selling over 5 million albums along the way, and was recognised by being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Troy Cassar-Daley
Troy Cassar-Daley
Troy Cassar-Daley has released 10 studio albums throughout his 30 years of making music. He comes from a long line of storytellers and shares his musicianship with so many artists across different styles of music.
Busby Marou
Busby Marou
The overwhelming feeling that emanates from Busby Marou is joy. Tom’s playful onstage presence combined with Jeremy's freakish instrumental ability has cemented their reputation as one of the most loved live bands to come out of Australia in recent times.
The Wolfe Brothers
The Wolfe Brothers
Any history of the Wolfe Brothers that doesn't begin four generations ago isn't quite complete. The revered country duo, comprised of brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe, has become renowned over the past few years for their jaw-dropping live shows and slow-but-steady ascent to Australian country music's upper echelon.
James Blundell
James Blundell
There are many terms people use when describing James Blundell. Icon. Legend. Controversial. Rebel. The truth is - James Blundell is all of these things. He is unashamedly honest and comfortable in his own skin. He radiates an enthusiasm for everything that life has to offer and it’s this authenticity that makes him one of the most instantly likable and recognisable artists in Australian music.
Darlinghurst
Darlinghurst
Their debut single ‘Sorry Won’t Get You Back’, out August 2, has already been programmed on country music TV and radio, and had them booked on major festivals.
The Buckleys
The Buckleys
“When the three of us get together, we love putting smiles on peoples’ faces and seeing them dancing and having a great time,” says Sarah Grace Buckley of Australian sibling trio The Buckleys. “Music is so powerful, and making people happy and making memories is definitely a place that we want to be.”
Missy Lancaster
Missy Lancaster
Hailing from the country town of Picton NSW, Missy has become a leading fixture on the country music scene since releasing her debut album 'Piece of Me' in 2018. She has topped the charts with #1 ARIA Australian Country Album, #1 iTunes Country album and her singles 'Forget' and 'Heatwave' both hitting #1 on the CMC charts. Missy recently featured on chart topping country artist Casey Barnes' single 'No Other You' and had the 2020 #1 Australian Independent single / #1 Country single 'Find Our Way' with her band, Southbound.
Blake O’Connor
Blake O’Connor
Golden Guitar winner for QANTAS New Talent of the Year, Golden Guitar nominee for Male Artist of the Year 2020 and ambassador for Toyota Australia, the now 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Port Macquarie became the 40th winner of Toyota Star Maker - Australia’s longest running and most prestigious country music competition, hitting the ground running with passion and determination and creating a top-shelf product.
Raechel Whitchurch
Raechel Whitchurch
Raechel Whitchurch is an alt-country singer-songwriter, raised in Broken Hill, Parkes, and a caravan. She grew up playing mandolin, guitar, banjo and keys in her travelling family band, and also acted as the main songwriter behind most of their songs.
Tony Q Band
Tony Q Band
Anthony Quinsee, better known as Tony Q is a multi award winning songwriter. Tony was introduced to music at a young age with his mother being a piano teacher and his father an interstate truck driver, music was not in abundance in his household. Whilst music has always been his passion, at age 20 he decided to serve his country and enlisted into the Australian Army.
Yazmindi
Yazmindi
Multi-instrumentalist Yazmindi is one of Australia's most promising up-and-coming songwriters. She creates a rare authenticity through diverse musical styles, producing wacky songs about her mum running over her cat, love songs about chocolate, and explorations of teenage life and the adventure of being a human in an ever-evolving world.
Abbie Ferris
Abbie Ferris
Abbie Ferris is a true blue country girl. She grew up on a 90-acre farm in the South Australia town of Mallala. Her father worked the sale yards and Abbie was on horseback by the time she could walk. Soon after, she fell in love with music, picked up a guitar and started honing her craft as a singer-songwriter.
Felicity Kircher
Felicity Kircher
Felicity Kircher just turned 16, but she's already a multi-award winning emerging artist who's fast establishing herself in the music industry. Both a singer and an accomplished musician (playing guitar, violin and piano), she's performed annually at events like the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and EKKA for years.
Lee Kernaghan
Lee Kernaghan
Lee Kernaghan is Australia’s most loved country music identity and an outback icon. He reinvigorated Australian country music in the 1990s, synthesising traditional country themes with his own brand of rural rock and images of an evolving regional culture.
Graeme Connors
Graeme Connors
Recognised as one of Australia’s most eclectic country singer/songwriters, Graeme Connors has received n numerous awards during his 40+ year career for his contribution to country music. Golden Guitars, ARIA, PPCA, and APRA Awards line his shelves, with his most recent prestigious accolade, 2016 inductee to the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame).
The McClymonts
The McClymonts
Since the release of their debut EP in 2006, sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont have established themselves as Australia’s number one country group, with over a quarter of a million album sales, two gold and one platinum album sales accreditations, 22 chart-topping singles, and a reputation for being one of the most exciting touring acts in country music.
Casey Barnes
Casey Barnes
Based on the Gold Coast, Casey Barnes had a solid start to 2018 when his current album, ‘The Good Life’, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and peaked at #2 on the ARIA Australian Country Chart.
Felicity Urquhart
Felicity Urquhart
Felicity Urquhart has long been one of the best-loved and most decorated singer/songwriters in Australian music, with a career encompassing seven studio albums, two EPs, and countless sold out headlining shows and capacity festival appearances.
Kirsty Lee Akers
Kirsty Lee Akers
Kirsty Lee Akers is one of Australia's most unique and authentic recording artists. A rare talent who is proud of her Indigenous heritage (a woman of the Wonnarua Nation), Akers describes herself as a fusion of modern country and Americana, with pop stylings. Akers is the only artist in history to have won three of the major prizes in Australian country music: Toyota Star Maker, Telstra Road to Discovery, and a Golden Guitar Award.
Southbound
Southbound
Sydney-based, all-female, country rock band Southbound are an act rapidly on the rise. In fact, at the time of writing, they're the #1 most played act on country radio in Australia, the #2 highest selling act on the iTunes country charts, and the #1 selling independent act in Australia (all genres) according to the official AIR charts.
Col Finley
Col Finley
Singer-songwriter, father of two boys, husband and friend, Col Finley is one of Australia's most successful independent recording and touring artists. He's done the hard yards in the music business and film industry over the last 30 years, recording and releasing six highly successful commercial albums, travelling Australia and overseas, performing and sharing the stage with international artists like The Chicks, Lady A, Jimmy Barnes and Paul Kelly, and acting in both television and film.
Christie Lamb
Christie Lamb
Christie Lamb has been described as ‘the full package’, a vibrant multi-instrumental and award winning singer songwriter. Adding to her ever-growing mantle of awards, Christie was voted CMC Female Artist of the Year 2018 by Australian country music fans.
Murphy's Pigs
Murphy's Pigs
A big band, a big sound and nearly an acre of suit fabric. This is Murphy’s Pigs – the award-winning, Celtic-rock ensemble that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is warning everyone about. Throw caution to the wind and embark on a musical journey* through the lands of the Celts as Murphy's Pigs drag you headfirst into their world of rugged mountains, stormy oceans, fearsome battles, unrequited love, and a dram or two of the whisky.
Camille Trail
Camille Trail
Camille Trail is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter and cattle farmer from Central Queensland. She’s the only artist that producer Shane Nicholson ever worked with who paid for the recording of an album by selling a couple of bulls.
Toyota Star Maker Winner: Sammy White
Toyota Star Maker Winner: Sammy White
Winner of the 2020 Toyota Star Maker, Sammy White spent the restricted year focussed on writing songs and connecting with fans online, before finally being able to undertake a 33 show tour from Cairns to Canberra alongside Brad Cox. Her Star Maker album 'Undone' of November 2020, has seen the release of singles 'Drowning My Sorrows', 'I Can't Outrun You', 'Lay it on Me' and 'Home (Feels Like You).
Chelsea Berman
Chelsea Berman
From the Central Coast of New South Wales, Chelsea started performing at 8, determined to become a professional singer-songwriter. Her debut EP 'Better Than Ever' (2018) exceeded expectations, achieving the iTunes Country Album #4 chart spot, and in the following 12 months, Chelsea performed with ARIA chart-toppers including Travis Collins, Kirsty Lee Akers and The Viper Creek Band, as well as at major festivals like the Gympie Music Muster.
Jeremy Fletcher
Jeremy Fletcher
Mareeba's very own Jeremy Fletcher will be a familiar face to locals, having been on the scene and performing around the Cairns region as a singer-songwriter for over two years, as well as performing at events like the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2020. Inspired by the likes of Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley and Slim Dusty, Jeremy's also a fan of contemporary US country; especially Luke Combs.
Tex Perkins
Tex Perkins
There are few artists within Australia who can translate the work of 'The Man in Black' and bring it to modern day like Tex Perkins. His reverence for Johnny Cash's career is evident in the way he approaches every song.
Shannon Noll
Shannon Noll
Shannon Noll has become a legend, a meme, an everyday hero and a country boy who stands by his word and convictions. He is also a proven Australian music icon. His social media numbers alone demonstrate what an influencer he's become in Australia. His rise to fame as the runner-up of the first Australian Idol series in 2003 changed his life as a farmhand in Condobolin forever.
Brad Cox
Brad Cox
Brad earned recognition in 2018 with his self-titled debut album, yielding the singles 'Red Light', 'Too Drunk to Drive', and 'Lake House', as well as the anthem crowd favourite 'Water on the Ground'. The album earned the Jindabyne native two Golden Guitar nominations, alongside his Toyota Star Maker award. After opening shows for Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, in 2020 Brad earned two further Golden Guitar nominations for his single 'Rusty Strings'.
Fanny Lumsden
Fanny Lumsden
With a recent string of accolades, including two ARIA nominations, three CMAA Golden Guitar Awards, a CMC Award, the APRA PDA for Country, and the AIR Best Independent Album of 2018 for her second and latest record, ‘Real Class Act’, western NSW born and raised, now Upper Murray based Fanny Lumsden is taking her music to the people one small town at a time.
Jasmine Rae
Jasmine Rae
Described as a pocket-sized powerhouse and one of the best singers in any genre, Jasmine Rae has an extensive list of accolades to her name. Her music has been streamed over 19 million times across the globe.
Jetty Road
Jetty Road
Australian country music trio Jetty Road released their sixth studio album 'Because We Can' in September 2019, celebrating themes of renewal, exploration, and pushing boundaries in life, love and music. It rocketed to #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart, #5 on the ARIA Australian Album Chart, and #25 on the ARIA All Genres Chart, a feat never before achieved by the band.
Rachael Fahim
Rachael Fahim
In a very short period of time, Rachael has made a big impact on the country music scene, both in Australia and more recently, the US. The 2017 Toyota Star Maker winner and finalist in the 2018 CMC Music Awards has been releasing hit after hit since then, while developing her craft as a talented songwriter.
Will Day
Will Day
Gritty. Grounded. Heartfelt. A standout performer. Growing up in the small rural town of Goondiwindi, crowd favourite Will Day is known as one of the hardest working artists in country music. His vibrant, energetic performances have seen him support the likes of Morgan Evans, Shannon Noll, Icehouse, Diesel, The Whitlams, Hoodoo Gurus, The Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows, Kingsword and The Viper Creek Band, and appear at some of Australia's most popular festivals, including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Groundwater, and the Gympie Music Muster.
David Hudson
David Hudson
David Hudson is a renowned multi-talented entertainer, musician and artists. A proud Ewamian / Western Yalanji man from Far North Queensland, he was cofounder of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns. David has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world and spent many years touring with 'Yanni' - a Greek composer - through the USA, Mexico, India, China and Europe.
Route 33
Route 33
Route 33 is a Brisbane based Country Rock group, comprised of recording artists Jock Barnes and Trent McArdle. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, the two met through the sporting field, jammed together one fateful afternoon, and the rest is history. That was almost a decade ago and they are now an ARIA #1 Australian Country charting duo, who are renowned for their high energy, polished performances, and are in hot demand on the festival circuit.
The Roadtrippers
The Roadtrippers
Described as 'The Doors meets Jack Kerouac and Slim Dusty', the Roadtrippers sing of foot falcons, roadkill, and taipans in caravans, and these natives from the wilds of the Cape York Peninsular don't just sing it - they live it! The 'trippers are a band of black and white friends that melded together far from the madding crowd with musical isolation as their main influence; the core members of the band grew up together playing in the pubs and Indigenous communities around Cooktown.
Cameron Cusack
Cameron Cusack
Cameron Cusack is a contemporary country artist from New South Wales. Now Cairn's based, the 25yr old Singer/Songwriter released his first Debut Ep, "Car's & Guitars" in 2013. With the single "Hot Rod Town' proudly written for Cameron by his mentor Troy Cassar-Daley, reaching #2 on the Great Southern Charts.
Jake Davey
Jake Davey
From the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Jake Davey is one of Australia's brightest emerging talents. Still in his early 20s, this singer-songwriter is also an accomplished producer who runs his own studio. Davey has a tireless work ethic, playing at up to five venues a week. His live shows are known for their colossal combination of stomping, looping, and heartfelt melodies.
Pamagirri Dancers
Pamagirri Dancers
Pamagirri means “silent snake”, and is symbolic of the Rainbow Serpent, responsible for the creation of the mountains and rivers in Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.
Dee Jaye Bux
Dee Jaye Bux
With a career spanning 23 years, Dee Jaye Bux blazed a trail in the Australian breakthrough country DJ market, becoming the hottest new product to redefine country music Down Under. He's got the mixes, the swagger, a boy-next-door country attitude, and he's brought a new wave of country into Australia.