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Elle Adamson and Ash Teasdale at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Elle Adamson and Ash Teasdale at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

By Lotte Reiter
The clocks moved backward, but Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival only looks to be heading forward after another successful year.
With a 10th-anniversary milestone on the horizon next year, growing crowds and an ever-increasing line-up of talent, organisers are eager for the future.
The 2019 festival was the biggest in the nine-year history of the event according to organisers.
Committee member Sandra Loats said the event was building momentum, with a mix of young and young-at-heart, new and seasoned musicians bringing crowds of more than 350 people to the small town on Sunday.
She said music lovers from across Victoria and interstate enjoyed the variety, interaction and encouragement offered by Rupanyup Dirt Music Festival.

“We had very good attending numbers at all our venues, with lots of caravaners and silo-tourist visitors, and we are just delighted with the results,” she said.
“The feedback and building numbers are certaintly very encouraging for us to continue, especially with the fact that we have so many artists returning each year.
“We had some people forget about the changing times.
“One of our performers was actually in at 10.30am because he thought it was half-past 11.
“He was a bit disappointed no one was there to listen until I came in to set-up.
“But we are very happy. It is great to see such a small town put on such a great event, and all the artists were very popular.
“We have certainly received donations as well to be put towards the Dirt Music Festival next year.”
The festival is an annual free event in the Wimmera that features predominantly acoustic and un-amplified music.
Ms Loats said Del Tyler raised $500 at the event’s afternoon tea and the Rupanyup Lions Club would donate $700 to Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
“We are very happy. It was a great chance to meet friends and visitors, it is welcoming and happy. I don’t believe anyone didn’t enjoy the music,” she said.

Alicia Dixon and Poppy Lesser, 3, at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Alicia Dixon and Poppy Lesser, 3, at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

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Alan Lazarus at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Alan Lazarus at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Michael Lemmer playing in St Philip's Church at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Michael Lemmer playing in St Philip’s Church at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Michael Lemmer playing in St Philip's Church at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Michael Lemmer playing in St Philip’s Church at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Mick Trembath at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Mick Trembath at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Suzanne Coutanceau and Jeannie King at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Suzanne Coutanceau and Jeannie King at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Don Morrison performing at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Don Morrison performing at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Elle Adamson, Emily Teasdale and Ash Teasdale at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Elle Adamson, Emily Teasdale and Ash Teasdale at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Jason and Claeb, 8, Bentley at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Jason and Claeb, 8, Bentley at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

Michael Lemmer playing in St Philip's Church at Rupanyup's Dirt Music Festival.

Michael Lemmer playing in St Philip’s Church at Rupanyup’s Dirt Music Festival.

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Posted on Apr 10 2019

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