Going country, go Locky

By Riverine Herald

IT’S time to get your boots on and head to the third Lockington Country Music Festival from August 2-4.

Launched by Big River Entertainment in 2017 as part of its Awareness Of Rural Towns project, the festival continues to attract capacity crowds each year.

It was originally hosted by Echuca Workers Club, then moved to Moama RSL Club for three years before moving to the Lockington Community Centre.

‘‘The aim is to attract people to rural towns by organising events that appeal to the over 40s age group with a mix of country and rock ’n’ roll music along with a healthy dash of comedy,’’ Big River Entertainment’s Roz Giles said.

‘‘The event is entirely indoors so bad weather is not an issue. The picturesque hall boasts a wonderful dance floor or folks can just sit back, relax and enjoy the entertainment.’’

This non-alcohol event will feature Craig Giles, Kinta, Grant Luhrs, Col Thomson, Annette and Kim (NZ), Kerran Keats, Rupe Adams, Ray Macartney, Eric Ball, Paul Dunbar, James Moore, Mick Hocking, Kenny Garrett, Bruce Moore, Graham Baird, Dale Jones, Colin Ovens, John Riddel and The Good Time Band.

‘‘Many caravanners and campers have already booked their sites and festival tickets are selling fast,’’ Roz said.

Tickets and further information are available on the festival website at www.lockingtoncmf.com

■Inquiries to Roz on 0408 597 307.