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Spectacular at Horsham Country Music Festival heart

Lachie McGennisken and Georgia McGennisken at Horsham Country Music Festival.

BACK FOR ANOTHER YEAR: Lachie and Georgia McGennisken will return to perform at this year’s Horsham Country Music Festival. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

If there is one event that stamps itself as a must-attend for Horsham Country Music Festival fans it is the ACE Radio Country Music Spectacular.
Part of a big Saturday of entertainment at Horsham Soundshell, the spectacular includes nine hours of non-stop country music.
Throughout the festival’s 11-year history the flagship presentation has attracted crowds of between 800 and 1000 people.
The ACE Radio Country Music Spectacular starts at 1pm and finishes at 10pm, and is a mighty showcase of all the performers taking part across three days of traditional country music.
Artists performing in this year’s spectacular include Laura Downing and Kiara Rodrigues from Brisbane, Johanna Hemara and Brian Letton from Tamworth, Dwayne Elix from Sydney, Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters from Bundanoon in New South Wales and Victorians Sandie Dodd, Col Perkins, Justin Standley, Don Costa, Trevor Keilar and Lachie and Georgia McGennisken.
Festival co-ordinator Lyall Wheaton said the spectacular, proudly sponsored by ACE Radio Broadcasters, was a backbone event of the festival and a primary attraction of the four-day event.
“We’re expecting a record crowd, not just at the spectacular, but the festival as a whole,” he said.
“Considering this is the last festival under the current format in Horsham, there has been an obvious groundswell of support.”
Gates for the spectacular open at 12.30pm and admission is $30 for people attending all day or $20 for people arriving after 6pm.
Horsham Country Music committee chairman Colin Morrell urged country music fans from the Wimmera to support the spectacular and festival overall.
“It represents the end of an era and while it will be sad, we want everyone to enjoy themselves and make the most of the entertainment,” he said.
Horsham Soundshell is specifically designed for large-scale outdoor concerts and events.
Horsham Country Music Festival has based its headquarters at the site since the festival’s inception and fully exploited the ideal shell-based acoustics and extensive lawn and river environs on offer.

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