Kim Watling, ready to hit the stage in the picking and Fiddle compition at last year's BBQ and Bluegrass festival in Bangalow.
Kim Watling, ready to hit the stage in the picking and Fiddle compition at last year's BBQ and Bluegrass festival in Bangalow. Doug Eaton

Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass Festival announces first line-up

FOLLOWING last year's sell-out event, the Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival returns this August 7-8 with a celebration of authentic local food, music and old-time entertainment at the Bangalow A&I Hall and Showgrounds.

The first line-up of artists announced features two- time ARIA Award Best Blues and Roots album nominees The Wilson Pickers, accomplished Bluegrass luminaries and Golden Guitar recipients The Company, former Gram Parsons tribute band Green Mohair Suits, local festival perennials the Hussy Hicks and the ascending Sian Evans.

New in 2015 is the launch of a festival opening night on Friday, August 7, an old-time variety show with a vaudevillian flavour in a raucous adult's only time slot.

An authentic low 'n' slow barbecue competition open to purists and enthusiasts alike will feature again under the auspices of the Australasian BBQ Alliance.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale for a limited time. 2 day pass $68 Adult or $138 Family.

Booking fees apply. Children under 18 free. Includes free tasting plate.

Go to www.bbqBluegrass. com.au or facebook.com/ bbqBlue.


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