On Saturday, September 21, the first ever Kandos Mountain Hoedown will be held in downtown Kandos with the local hills the backdrop to the hillbilly, country music event.
The event’s organisers are hoping it will be embraced with the same spirit as the Bob Marley Festival in Kandos was back in May, perhaps even eclipse it because of the country theme.
The headline act is The Pigs, finalists on Australia’s Got Talent - 2012, who have since appeared at The Basement in Sydney, the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Deni Ute Muster.
One of the organisers, Sue Honeysett, said that the band was the perfect match for the event; light-hearted, not to be taken too seriously, but underneath the laughs are talented musicians.
“The reason we picked The Pigs is because we knew they’ll have fun with it,” she said.
The Pigs will be joined by local favourite Bill Chadwick, country-rock band Relapse, and Brooke Cornwell who will bring a modern female country flavour.
One of the organisers, Mary Kavanagh, said in addition to getting a big headline act in The Pigs it is also important to give local acts a chance at the event.
The Hoedown also includes a pony tail competition (men only) and an overalls and gumboot competition (open to all).
The day kicks off with live music from at 11am, continuing until dark.
The fun will then continue at the Henbury Sport and Recreation Club, Kandos with more live music and a spit roast available from Hawky’s Brassier.
Entry is a $10 donation per adult with kids free.
Enquiries to Sue at Down The Track Café Kandos on 6379 4337 and 0431 930 960 or Mary on 0425 275 749.