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LEE KERNAGHAN – BOYS FROM THE BUSH – 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

The year 2017 brings new music, a national tour and a brand-new album from 36-time Golden Guitar winner Lee Kernaghan. To celebrate the silver anniversary of his ARIA award winning debut album, Outback Club (1992), Lee is gearing up for what is set to be his biggest and most exciting tour ever.

The Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour will feature his classic hits, ballads and rural anthems that have won Lee a nationwide legion of fans that he prefers to call ‘mates’. With 34 number one hits to his credit, the show is set to be a major celebration of Kernaghan’s career and will also feature special performances from his brilliant new 25th Anniversary album, set for release in March.

The national tour will be launched on Australia Day at the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival with a star-studded show at the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Convention Centre. The concert promises to be an historic Tamworth event with Lee Kernaghan fans travelling from near and far to be a part of what is set to be a massive milestone year for Lee.

The national tour dates continue in April and run through to November 2017. Lee will be joined by a stellar line-up of special guests throughout the tour [see venue dates for details] including the legendary James Blundell, hit maker Tania Kernaghan, Best New Artist Golden Guitar Winner (2016) Christie Lamb and CMC award-winning artists The Wolfe Brothers who will join Lee for the entire tour.

In addition to Lee’s anniversary tour dates, he is also scheduled to perform at some of the biggest country music events of the year. In March, he will share the CMC Rocks QLD stage with international superstars the Dixie Chicks. He will also headline at ‘the world’s most remote music concert’ the Big Red Bash near Birdsville in QLD in July, where he will perform to an estimated 7000-strong crowd. Joining Lee on stage will be special guests Troy Cassar-Daley, The McClymonts and James Blundell, in a unique and exclusive 25th anniversary event. Lee will also make a headline performance at the iconic Deni Ute Muster in September. In October Lee takes to the high seas with The McClymonts, John Williamson, Adam Harvey and a host of Australian music stars for Cruisin’ Country.

Lee Kernaghan’s Boys From The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour is set to be an unforgettable concert experience, so book your tickets early and join the celebration of the epic career of one of this country’s all-time greats.

Tickets to the Boys From the Bush – 25th Anniversary Tour go on sale from 9am on Monday 16th January 2017.

More tour dates will be announced at the end of February. Details about the new album will be released on Friday 20th January 2017. Album pre-sales will commence on Friday 20th January 2017.

ABOUT LEE KERNAGHAN

Lee Kernaghan reinvigorated Australian Country Music in the 1990’s, synthesising traditional country themes with his own brand of rural rock and images of an evolving regional culture. Songs like The Outback Club, Boys from The Bush, Hat Town, She’s My Ute and Australian Boy are now modern day anthems for a generation of Australians living and working on the land.

In 2015 Lee released the epic work Spirit of The Anzacs, based on a collection of letters and diary records from Australian servicemen and women, some dating back to the landings at Gallipoli. On its release the album struck a chord with the Australian people holding the #1 position on the Australian ARIA Album Chart for four consecutive weeks. It was the highest selling album by an Australian artist (all genres) for 2015. All proceeds from The Spirit of The Anzacs song and music video featuring music greats Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Shepherd, Shannon Noll, Jon Stevens and Megan Washington are donated in perpetuity to veteran support groups – Legacy Australia and Soldier On.

Lee has sold over two million albums in Australia with releases including Outback Club, Three Chain Road, 1959, Hat Town, Rules Of The Road, Electric Rodeo, New Bush, Ultimate Hits, Spirit Of The Bush, Planet Country, Beautiful Noise and Spirit Of The Anzacs all achieving platinum or multi-platinum status. Lee is a four-time ARIA award-winning artist and in 2015 he was presented with the Australian Record Industry Award for Outstanding Achievement.

Lee has achieved a staggering 34 #1 chart hit songs over his career and has been awarded 36 Golden Guitars. He has been named Hit Maker of the Decade, twice, in 2001 and 2011. This accolade is in recognition of Lee having more chart hits in Australia than any other country music artist in the world.

Kernaghan is long-time and passionate supporter of rural and regional Australia. His Pass the Hat Around Australia Tours, Spirit of The Bush and Farmhand concerts have raised millions of dollars for drought, flood and bushfire relief, hospitals, schools, ambulance and volunteer organisations nation-wide. In 2004 Kernaghan was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal and was named 2008 Australian of the Year.

Lee Kernaghan’s Boys from The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour launches in Tamworth on Australia Day with concerts covering the length and breadth of the nation throughout 2017.

THE BOYS FROM THE BUSH 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 8.15pm

TREC, TAMWORTH NSW

Tamworth Country Music Festival

www.entertainmentvenues.com.au | (02) 6767 5300

Saturday 18th February 2017

Boyup Brook Country Music Festival WA

www.countrymusicwa.com.au | (08) 9765 1657

Saturday 25th February 2017 | Gates Open 4.30pm

York On Lilydale, MOUNT EVELYN VIC

Outdoor Country Carnival

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.moshtix.com.au | (03) 9736 4000

Saturday 18th March 2017 | Gates Open 4.30pm

The Gateway Hotel, CORIO VIC

Outdoor Concert

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.moshtix.com.au | (03) 5275 1091

Sunday 26th March 2017

CMC Rocks Queensland – Willowbank, IPSWICH QLD

www.cmcrocks.com

Thursday 20th April 2017 | 7.30pm

Yoogali Club, GRIFFITH NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.oztix.com.au | Ron Dalla Menswear & Club

Friday 21st April 2017 | 8pm

Albury Entertainment Centre, ALBURY NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.alburyentertainmentcentre.com.au | (02) 6043 5610

Saturday 22nd April 2017 | 8pm

Eastbank Concert Hall, SHEPPARTON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.riverlinksvenues.com.au | (03) 5832 9511

Sunday 23 rd April 2017 | 7.30pm

Swan Hill Town Hall PACC, SWAN HILL VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, Tania Kernaghan & Christie Lamb

www.swanhillperformingarts.com.au | (03) 50362444

Friday 28th April 2017| 8pm

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, HOBART TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Christie Lamb

www.tixtas.com.au | 1300 795 257

Saturday 29th April 2017 | 8pm

Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.theatrenorth.com.au | (03) 6323 3666

Sunday 30th April 2017 | 7.30pm

Burnie Town Hall, BURNIE TAS

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.burniearts.net | (03) 6430 5850

Wednesday 3rd May 2017 | 7.30pm

Frankston Arts Centre, FRANKSTON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.thefac.com.au | 03 9784 1060

Thursday 4 th May 2017 | 7.30pm

Kay Street Entertainment Complex, TRARALGON VIC

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.kayst.oztix.com.au | (03) 5176 0463

Friday 5th May 2017| 8pm

Royal Theatre, National Convention Centre, CANBERRA ACT

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Christie Lamb

www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849

Saturday 6th May 2017 | 8pm

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, NOWRA NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Christie Lamb

www.shoalhavenentertainment.com.au | 1300 788 503

Friday 2nd June 2017 | 8pm

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, BUNDABERG QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au | (07) 4130 4100

Saturday 3rd June 2017 | 8pm

The Great Western Hotel, ROCKHAMPTON QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.rockhamptontickets.com.au | (07) 4922 3888

Friday 9th June 2017 | 7.30pm

Mackay Entertainment Centre, MACKAY QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.mackayecc.com.au | (07) 4961 9777

Saturday 10th June 2017 | 8pm – ON SALE 6th FEBRUARY

Townsville Entertainment Centre, TOWNSVILLE QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.tecc.net.au | (07) 4771 4000

Thursday 6th July 2017

Big Red Bash, BIRDSVILLE QLD

www.bigredbash.oztix.com.au

Friday 11th August 2017 | 8pm

Her Majesty’s Theatre, ADELAIDE SA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.bass.net.au | 131 246

Saturday 12th August 2017 | 8pm

Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, TANUNDA SA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.barossaconvention.org | (08) 8561 4299

Thursday 17th August 2017 | 7.30pm

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, MANDURAH WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.manpac.com.au | (08) 9550 3900

Friday 18th August 2017 | 8pm

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, BUNBURY WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.bunburyentertainment.com | 1300 661 272

Saturday 19th August 2017 | 8pm

Crown Theatre, PERTH WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 20th August 2017 | 8pm

Queens Park Theatre, GERALDTON WA

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.queensparktheatre.com.au | (08) 9956 6662

Friday 8th September 2017 | 8pm

Twin Towns Services Club, TWEED HEADS NSW

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers & Tania Kernaghan

www.twintowns.com.au | 1800 014 014

Saturday 9th September 2017 | 8pm

Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA QLD

Special Guests: The Wolfe Brothers, James Blundell & Tania Kernaghan

www.empiretheatre.com.au | 1300 655 299

Friday 29th September & Saturday 30th September 2017

Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin NSW

www.tickets.deniutemuster.com.au

8 th – 16th October 2017

CRUISIN’ COUNTRY

www.cruisincountry7.com

SHANNON NOLL AND THE WOLFE BROTHERS JOIN FORCES FOR MASSIVE TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL PARTY

Joining forces for a special Tamworth Country Music Festival bash, Shannon Noll will be hitting the stage with The Wolfe Brothers in their Boys will be Boys Australia Day Eve Party. This double header promises to be the party event of the festival and is the perfect lead-in to the Australia Day public holiday!

Shannon Noll is no stranger to regional Australia, a former farmhand from Condobolin in New South Wales, he burst into the Australian consciousness as the first runner-up on talent show Australian Idol in 2003. His rendition of the classic What About Me smashed onto the charts and since his appearance on the television show he has experienced certified platinum sales, #1 hits, five Top 10 albums, and is reputed as the only Australian male artist in national chart history to have achieved 10 consecutive Top 10 singles. He also has 17 platinum and three gold accreditations – an enviable achievement. Shannon has also been nominated for numerous ARIA awards and has taken home the Best Male Artist accolade in the MTV awards three years in succession. Shannon has recently signed with Warner Music and has a new album coming out next March.

The Wolfe Brothers are a force to be reckoned with. They won the hearts of the nation in 2012 when they were voted in second place of Australia’s Got Talent. Their story is a tried and true one of local lads make good, thanks to a hell of a lot of dedication. Their third long player This Crazy Life was released this year to much acclaim and the Tassie boys have recently returned from a four-month tour of the United States. They are easily one of the hardest working bands on the touring circuit today, and if they are not on the road with their own headline shows, they are performing with country legend Lee Kernaghan.

The band’s debut, It’s On was released in 2013 and spawned three Top 10 singles, including their first #1 for The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory. Their equally impressive sophomore album Nothin’ But Trouble – released in 2014 – entered the ARIA Country Charts at #2. With their new release This Crazy Life under their belts, The Wolfe Brothers were also awarded the Group of the Year accolade in the 2016 CMC Awards. Any live show in the company of these guys is a rockin’ one indeed.

For Tom Wolfe, the concert is the epitome of a great musical celebration. “It is an Australia Day Eve party, it doesn’t get much more Australian than Tamworth, Nollsie, and The Wolfe Brothers,” he says. “It will be a big party – it is guaranteed to be a good time.”

The band only forged a friendship with Shannon recently, but it was an effortless one. “We first became friends about 12-months ago,” says Tom. “He came to our farm in Tasmania, we wrote some songs and hung out for a few days. We had a great time, got along really well and realised we have a lot in common. We have wanted to do a show together for a long time so we are both really stoked.”

Don’t miss this special Australia Day Eve Party as The Wolfe Brothers and Shannon Noll get ready to rock Tamworth Country Music Festival! Tickets on sale now.

Boys Will Be Boys – Australia Day Eve Party

The Wolfe Brothers & Shannon Noll

Wednesday 25th January 2017| 8.30pm

Blazes, Wests Leagues, TAMWORTH NSW

(02) 6765 7588 | www.wtlc.com.au

KAYLEE BELL KICKS IT WITH KEITH URBAN ON STAGE

Kaylee Bell joined Keith Urban on stage in Wellington at the Westpac Stadium just recently to perform Keith’s number 1 US single We Were Us.

Having previously duetted with Keith during his Light The Fuse Australian tour in 2014 Kaylee was delighted to join Keith on home soil in Wellington recently, as part of his ripcord World Tour. Check out the live performance here:

“It was a total dream to sing with Keith in 2014, but to do it for second time in my home country – seriously that feeling can’t be described. I felt like we were ‘one’ with the audience and Keith is without a doubt my biggest idol and has been since I began singing at the age of 4.” – Kaylee Bell

Following in Keith Urban’s country superstar footsteps, Kaylee became the first Kiwi since Keith to win the Toyota Star Maker Australia competition in 2013. She hasn’t looked back since, with Kaylee’s latest single, Getting Closer, taking out the #1 position on the NZ iTunes country chart.

DIXIE CHICKS ANNOUNCE BRISBANE HEADLINE SHOW & ADD 2ND & FINAL SYDNEY SHOW

With excitement around their upcoming Australian dates reaching fever pitch, and tickets to all shows moving fast, global megastars the DIXIE CHICKS today announce that they will play a headline Brisbane show this March. Responding to overwhelming demand, Dixie Chicks confirm they will take the stage at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Saturday 25th March.

The band also today reveals the addition of a second and final Sydney show, to take place at the new ICC Sydney Theatre on Thursday 30th March.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 10am local time, Thursday 17th November.

Australian fans are ready and raring for Dixie Chicks to make their return visit after more than a decade, with the band’s first Melbourne show completely selling out in fifteen minutes, making it the fastest-selling Dixie Chicks show in Australia ever, and a second Melbourne show immediately announced.

Dixie Chicks last week made headlines when they teamed up with Beyonce at the 50th annual CMA Awards in Nashville, for a mind-blowing live performance of the Beyonce track ‘Daddy Lessons’, interlaced with Dixie Chicks’ ‘Long Time Gone’. Check it out here. An exclusive version of the track was made available shortly after the performance.

The band’s epic MMXVII World Tour has already taken Europe and North America by storm, the LA Times writing about the band’s “… palpable sense of joy and gratitude, looking and sounding radiant, untouched by time, their harmony-rich vocals and precision musicianship intact.”

One of the most prolific and captivating live acts on the planet, and with well over 30 million albums sold worldwide, Dixie Chicks have earned their title as the biggest US female band of all time. The trio has no less than thirteen GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and countless Country Music Association Awards under their belt.

Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes and villains – For almost two decades, Dixie Chicks have developed from a band into a phenomenon. Don’t hesitate, get your tickets now and secure your chance to experience one of the world’s greatest live acts when they return to Australia in March!

DIXIE CHICKS ANNOUNCE SECOND & FINAL MELBOURNE SHOW DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND

Global superstars the DIXIE CHICKS today announce a second and final Melbourne show, due to overwhelming demand! The show will take place on the same weekend as their first sold out Melbourne show; on Sunday 2nd April at Rod Laver Arena. Tickets for the second and final Melbourne show go on sale today at 3pm AEDT.

Tickets to their Sydney and Perth shows are on sale now and selling fast.

Eager music lovers snapped up tickets to Dixie Chicks’ first Melbourne show in record time, with the band’s 1st April Rod Laver Arena show completely selling out within fifteen minutes of on sale to the general public, making it the fastest-selling Dixie Chicks show in Australia ever.

Returning to Australian shores in 2017 for the first time in over ten years, Dixie Chicks are ready and raring to blow local audiences away with their epic MMXVII World Tour, which has been making waves across Europe and North America this year.

Of Dixie Chick’s recent Hollywood Bowl show, the LA Times noted the band’s “… palpable sense of joy and gratitude, looking and sounding radiant, untouched by time, their harmony-rich vocals and precision musicianship intact.” While the UK Telegraph noted, “… the triumphant trio proved the power lies in their musicianship, not notoriety, and their talents remain as rich and fierce as ever.”

One of the most prolific and captivating live acts on the planet, and with well over 30 million albums sold worldwide, Dixie Chicks have earned their title as the biggest US female band of all time. The trio has no less than thirteen GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and countless Country Music Association Awards under their belt.

Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes and villains – For almost two decades, Dixie Chicks have developed from a band into a phenomenon. Don’t hesitate, get your tickets now and secure your chance to experience one of the world’s greatest live acts when they return to Australia in March!

TICKETS TO 2ND MELBOURNE SHOW ON SALE TODAY, 3PM AEDT

TICKETS FOR ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW

DIXIE CHICKS MMXVII TOUR DATES

Brought to you by Chugg Entertainment & Rob Potts Entertainment Edge

CMC ROCKS QLD 2017

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March – Willowbank, Ipswich (All Ages)

*Dixie Chicks’ performance date at CMC Rocks to be announced

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SYDNEY

Wednesday 29th March – Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages) – SELLING FAST

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MELBOURNE

Saturday 1st April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) – SOLD OUT

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MELBOURNE

Sunday 2nd April – Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) – NEW SHOW

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PERTH

Wednesday 5th April – Perth Arena (All Ages)

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NEW ZEALAND

Saturday 8th April – Mission Estate Winery, Hawke’s Bay

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DIXIE CHICKS TO MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO AUSTRALIA IN 2017

TRIO WILL PLAY FIRST AUSTRALIAN DATES IN OVER 10 YEARS, PLUS HEADLINE APPEARANCE AT CMC ROCKS QLD 2017

Global superstars the DIXIE CHICKS today reveal that they will return to Australia in March, to play national all ages headline shows for the first time in over ten years.

The captivating trio will make a triumphant return to Australian arenas with their MMXVII WORLD TOUR, set to kick off at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Wednesday 29th March before heading to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Saturday 1st April and wrapping up at the Perth Arena on Wednesday 5th April. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 26th October at 11am local time.

In a huge coup, the annual CMC Rocks QLD Festival has already announced Dixie Chicks as headliners for the 10th Anniversary event in 2017. The festival, which this year sold out for the first time in its nine-year history and is set to do the same in 2017, runs from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March at Ipswich’s Willowbank.

Dixie Chicks have no less than thirteen GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards and countless Country Music Association Awards under their belt. They are a multi-platinum selling act across North America, Europe and Australia, and one of only a handful of acts to ever achieve ‘diamond’ status; reaching the stratospheric landmark of over 10 million copies sold, with both ‘Wide Open Spaces’ (1998) and ‘Fly’ (1999). With well over 30 million albums sold worldwide to date, the Dixie Chicks are the biggest US female band of all time.

Since 1990, the trio has released seven studio albums, three live albums and a string of live DVD’s. They have shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, Tim McGraw and Pearl Jam among many others.

Their on-stage reputation has helped the Dixie Chicks play to hundreds of thousands of fans at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from London’s O2 Arena to the Hollywood Bowl, LA’s Staples Center to New York’s Madison Square Garden, and outspoken songs like ‘Goodbye, Earl’ and ‘Not Ready To Make Nice’ make it clear that this power trio plays by nobody’s rules. Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes and villains – For almost two decades, Dixie Chicks have developed from a band into a phenomenon.

The trio has just wrapped up a mammoth European and North American headline tour, setting stages alight in every city, with epic reviews rolling in including the UK Telegraph who wrote, “… the triumphant trio proved the power lies in their musicianship, not notoriety, and their talents remain as rich and fierce as ever.” Rolling Stone described the Dixie Chicks’ recent New York show as “thrilling” and The Boot noted, “They are equally fearless and almost absurdly talented as musicians…”.

One of the most prolific and enthralling live acts on the planet, Dixie Chicks’ return to Australia in 2017 is sure to be one of the most talked about live experiences for years to come. Don’t miss your chance to be there.

Fans will have first access to pre-sale tickets starting Friday 21st October at 2pm Local Time through Dixie Chicks MMXVII Tour Club at http://www.dcxtourclub.com/

THE BOY FROM THE BUSH 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

LEE KERNAGHAN – THE BOY FROM THE BUSH CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RELEASE OF HIS FIRST ALBUM THE OUTBACK CLUB AT THE TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN 2017

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of Lee Kernaghan’s amazing career and the release of his first chart busting hit, Boys From The Bush . The iconic song was the first of many number one singles from the classic album The Outback Club, which went on to achieve double platinum certification, win a swag of awards and redefine contemporary Australian country music along the way.

Since the release of his mega hit Boys From The Bush, Lee has notched up 34 number one hits on the Australian country music charts, won a staggering 36 Golden Guitars and has sold over two million albums in the local market.

Lee Kernaghan is one of the undisputable all-time greats of Australian country. There’s no better place than the Tamworth Country Music Festival on Australia Day for fans from all around the nation to join Lee at what will be an historic concert event. Toyota proudly presents this special once in a lifetime show for fans to celebrate Lee’s incredible career. The concert will cover 25 years of smash hits, featuring surprise guest appearances by an impressive who’s who of Lee’s musical mates and legends.

Lee Kernaghan’s Boy From The Bush 25th Anniversary Show is guaranteed to be one of the most sought after tickets at the 2017 Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival. Fans are encouraged to book tickets early to secure their place at this never to be repeated event.

Early bird tickets are on sale now until 1 November 2016.

The Boy From The Bush 25th Anniversary Show

Thursday 26th January 2017 | 8.15pm

TREC, TAMWORTH NSW

Tamworth Country Music Festival

(02) 6767 5300 | www.entertainmentvenues.com.au

Police investigate fatal crash – Buchanan

Police are investigating a fatal crash between a truck and a motorcycle in the State’s Central Hunter last night.

About 11pm (Monday, 19 September 2016), emergency services were called to the Hunter Expressway, Buchanan, following reports of a crash.

Initial investigations suggest a Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling east on the Highway when the rider left the roadway, crashed into a fence and came to rest on the road.

A semi trailer, driven by a 39-year-old man, also travelling east, crashed into the motorcycle and rider.

The rider of the bike, a man believed to be aged in his 20s, died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

No one else was injured during the incident.

A crime scene was established and investigations into the crash are continuing. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police investigate fatal crash – East Maitland

Police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in East Maitland yesterday.

Shortly before 10am (Monday 19 September 2016), emergency services were called to the New England Highway, East Maitland, following reports of a car submerged in a creek.

Initial investigations suggest a Ford Falcon, was travelling west on the highway when it left the roadway, crashed through a fence and landed in Wallis Creek.

The 47-year-old male driver died at the scene.

A report will now be prepared for the information of the Coroner.