Slim Dusty Festival Kempsey is taking 2019 off - Noise11.com
Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty Festival Kempsey is taking 2019 off

by Paul Cashmere on July 15, 2019

in News

Kempsey’s annual Slim Dusty Festival has been canned for 2019 but it will return in 2020.

Slim Dusty was born in Kempsey on 13 June 1927 and died in 19 September 2003 at age 76 at his home in Sydney. In 2004, Tamworth hosted the Concert for Slim with Paul Kelly, Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan and Kasey Chambers. Kempsey has hosted the Slim Dusty Festival for the past 15 years.

“As the event is a popular fixture on the national entertainment calendar, we will not be moving away from the ethos of the festival or ignoring its roots – a celebration of the music of one of our quintessential and most loved Australians, Slim Dusty,” said Chairman of the Slim Dusty Centre, Dr. David Kirkpatrick. “It will also maintain the involvement of the legion of artists and musicians who continue to be inspired by Slim’s huge body of work.”

“We will however work towards producing an event that will have a positive impact on attendance leading to a significant increase on tourism and ultimately provide some tangible economic benefits to the Kempsey region and the state of NSW.”

Kempsey Shire Mayor, Cr Liz Campbell, echoed Dr. Kirkpatrick’s comments and welcomed the new branding saying that it “builds on Kempsey’s country music traditions with a fresh vision and focus to grow the festival’s reputation to a broader audience. The new name will help project Kempsey as a country music and tourism destination which will be a huge cultural and economic boost for the town.”

The Slim Dusty Festival will be held from 3 – 6 September 2020.

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Rufus Wainwright - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Rufus Wainwright To Perform Judy Garland Tribute Concert

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will honour Judy Garland on her birthday with a special digital performance of his popular tribute concert.

May 3, 2021
Joy McKean
APRA To Honour Country Legend Joy McKean

Country legend Joy McKean has been announced as the recipient of the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music for 2021.

April 15, 2021
Elvis Presley debut Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley Self-Titled Debut Was Released 65 Years Ago Today

The first Elvis Presley album ‘Elvis Presley’ was released 65 years ago today on 23 March, 1956.

March 23, 2021
Chris Barber
Chris Barber Dead At 90

Chris Barber, was one of the 'Three Bs' – along with Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball - who are considered to have defined traditional British jazz and led the 'Trad' revival of the 1950s and 1960s – and he died "peacefully in his sleep" after suffering with dementia, his record label The Last Music Company confirmed in a tribute post on its website.

March 3, 2021
Tony Bennett. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Tony Bennett Reveals He Has Alzheimer’s Disease

94-year old music legend Tony Bennett has announced he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

February 2, 2021
Jimmie Rodgers
50s Pop Star Jimmie Rodgers Dies At Age 87

Jimmie Rodgers, the folk and pop star of the 50s and 60s best known for the hit song ‘Honeycomb’, has died at age 87 in the USA.

January 21, 2021
Cliff Richard, Hamer Hall, Photo Ros O'Gorman, Noise11
Cliff Richard To Release New Album To Mark His 80th Birthday

Cliff Richard reaches the milestone age on October 14, and to celebrate the special occasion he's recorded two new songs, 'Falling For You' and 'PS Please', for the LP 'Music… The Air That I Breathe'.

September 30, 2020