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Join us for some of the very best home-grown Aussie Entertainment at the Friday Night or Saturday Night Live Concert!

Each year, the Dirt n Dust stage is graced with some of the best home-grown Aussie talent from across the country, plus a few International Artists!

From the greats to the up-and-comers, the Dirt n Dust stage has seen a wide variety of musical talent – Troy Cassar-Daley, Mick Lindsay, Victoria Baillie, Luke Dickens, Nashville’s Jer Gregg, Lance Friend, Missy Lancaster and James Blundell… and that’s just in recent years! Our stage has housed not only plenty of well established big name acts but has also given a spotlight to many up and coming artists.

Every year the Friday Night Concert is a chance for Festival-goers to let their hair down and soak up the spirit of the Outback, ahead of a huge jam-packed weekend. The live entertainment is backed up again on Saturday Night after the Dirt n Dust PBR Bull ride from 9.30 PM. If you are an interested artist or band wanting to sing your tunes atop the Dirt n Dust stage than we encourage you to contact eventmanager@dirtndust.com for a 2021 Application Pack.

There are numerous opportunities to perform across the weekend including two nights of live music on Friday and Saturday, entertainment at the exclusive Trackside tastes luncheon on Saturday and roving entertainment opportunities during the South32 Dirt n Dust Triathlon.

KICK UP THE Dirt n Dust in 2020!

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Headlined by CASEY BARNES and featuring JARRED TAYLOR (FREE CONCERT)

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT: Headlined by THE WOLFE BROTHERS and joined by HURRICANE FALL

(COST $40 including PBR Bull Ride Entry)

Saturday Night Headline act for the 2020 Festival will be Tasmanian-born country music band The Wolfe Brothers. This band was first discovered on Australia’s got talent 2012 where they won runner up while also winning the hearts of many Australian fans. The Wolfe Brothers have toured with Lee Kernaghan and topped the charts on the country music channel multiple times. They wrote their third album in Nashville giving them the opportunity to work with some of Nashville’s most talented country music stars. In 2019 The Wolfe Brothers won four Country Music Awards at the Australian Golden Guitar awards ceremony, Being an extremely successful year for the band.

Also set to entertain the crowds is country-rock singer/songwriter Casey Barnes who’ll be headlining our Friday Night Concert at Dirt n Dust. Casey also rose to fame in reality TV as a contestant on Australian Idol in 2009. He’s had several hit singles on the Country Music Charts including "The Way We Ride", which became a radio favourite skyrocketing to number one of the top 40 for 4 weeks. Casey was voted Australian Male Artist of the Year in the Planet Country Music for a New Generation Awards.

Both the Wolfe Brothers and Casey Barnes will be putting on an extraordinary show at the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust festival only a few weeks after performing at CMC ROCKS. Crowds will be knocking boots and kicking up the dust on the dancefloor when these lively artists take the stage. “I think the crowds will be pleased with this year’s line-up, it’s going to keep everyone dancing all night long,” says Dirt n Dust Committee rep Taylor Malone who’s eager to see the stars entertain.

2019 headliners Hurricane Fall made such an impression on Dirt n Dusters that they will be returning for 2020 to keep the atmosphere alive and jovial. The Newcastle based country-rock band will be welcomed back to the stage with open arms after their rocking set last year, this four-man band are guaranteed to perform with infectious energy. 

Rounding out the vibrant line up is Tamworth-based singer/songwriter Jarred Taylor. Jarred has had an astonishing 2019, performing at four major venues at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and has released his new song “I Won’t Sleep Tonight”.  Jarred Taylor was the only male finalist in the 2020 Tamworth Toyota Star Maker.

Missing out on this entertainment line-up would be devastating! “We are really excited to have some of the best talents in the Aussie country music scene in 2020,” says Dirt n Dust committee rep Taylor Malone. “The Dirt n Dust is a true blue Aussie country weekend, it makes sense to have some true blue Aussie artists rocking our stages.”

 The Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland calendar of events.