One of the region's big music festivals is about to return after two-year absence.
Winton's Way Out West fesival began in 2018 to coincide with the opening of the new Waltzing Matilda Centre and ran again in April 2019 but was cancelled this year even before anyone had heard of COVID.
But now organisers say the 2021 Way Out West Festival will be bigger than ever when it returns in April with a star-studded all-Aussie line-up, bringing more than 100 Australian artists and musicians together for six days and nights of entertainment across seven venues in one great outback location.
Way Out West will be held during the Easter school holidays (April 6-11) kicking off on Waltzing Matilda Day and continuing into the weekend when the main stage headline big name performances including Lee Kernaghan, Sheppard, Daryl Braithwaite, Busby Marou, the Wolfe Brothers, Beccy Cole and many others.
Winton Shire mayor Gavin Baskett said the Way Out West Fest had quickly become a must on the annual calendar for travellers and lovers of great music.
"A road trip to the outback for the WWOWF in 2021 is the perfect way to help kick start our region's tourist season and economy," Cr Baskett said.
"Of course, we will be following the guidance provided by governments to ensure the safety of all patrons with regard to Covid-19. However, as we have not had any recorded cases to date, the Queensland Outback will be a very popular destination as restrictions are progressively lifted. So get in early, secure your tickets and start planning for an outback adventure in Winton."
Tickets are available at https://wintonswayoutwestfest.com.au/
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