Country at the Camp returns to Branxton for second year

The Hunter will have a feast of country music this weekend as local artists take the stage for Country at the Camp.

The Branxton music festival, back for its second year, will feature a crop of rising country stars, as well as some well-known faces when it takes place on Saturday.

Country at the Camp will be held at The Drovers Camp, Elderslie Road, Branxton, and boasts a lineup that includes headliner Troy Kemp, along with Tori Darke, Kirsty-Lee Akers, Viper Creek and other talented musicians.

Headliner: Troy Kemp (right) will play at the Country at the Camp in Branxton on Saturday.

Headliner: Troy Kemp (right) will play at the Country at the Camp in Branxton on Saturday.

During his career, Kemp has released multiple number one singles on the Australian country music charts, won a prestigious Golden Guitar and been presented with two Country Music Channel Awards

Kurri Kurri-raised Kirsty-Lee Akers – who is now based in Nashville – will return to the Hunter stage after releasing her latest album Burn Baby Burn, which topped the Australian country music chart, in April.

Organisers started Country in the Camp in 2015 based on their own love of music and long-time experience in going to gigs.

Last year’s event was hailed a success, with headliners Drew McAlister, The Viper Creek Band and Christie Lamb proving to be effective in the festival’s laid-back atmosphere.

The event has been promoted as a family affair and will go ahead rain, hale or shine, according to the Country at the Camp website.

The first act will perform at 11.30am and the final set will start at 9pm.

Visit www.countryatthecamp.com for tickets or more information about the event.

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