Norfolk Island Country Music Festival

We would love you to join us in 2018 for a very special 25th anniversary Norfolk Island Country Music Festival. It’s going to be BIG! BIG on fabulous headliners, BIG on fabulous celebrations & BIG on ‘Up Country’ and general partying all week long. Come for the party and get a holiday too.

Norfolk Island Country Music Festival

21 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

Accolades for the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival from performers, group leaders, visitors and media are all unanimous - this is one Festival to have on your bucket-list!

Fans say there’s a reason they keep coming back to Norfolk Island. The island is petite and the Country Music experience is up close and personal. Throughout the week there’s plenty of opportunity to mix and mingle with performers including a special platinum pass lunch with a performer hosting your table.

The relaxed island vibe is nothing short of enchanting for fans and headliners alike.

The Artists

Troy Cassar-Daley - There are few artists who can claim the kind of accolades Troy Cassar-Daley has amassed during his career. A hugely successful artist, loved by country music fans across Australia, he is acknowledged as a true country superstar. He has appeared in film and television and recorded in studios from Tamworth to Los Angeles and Nashville; yet through it all, he remains an unassuming man, deeply committed to his family and to his craft.

Shannon Noll’s everyman appeal lies in his honesty, he strikes a chord with legions of music fans, tapping into a pure emotion that’s both his own and instantly relatable. His rise to fame as the first runner-up of the initial Australian Idol series in 2003 changed his life from farm hand in Condobolin forever.

Travis Collins is as well-known for his masterful guitar playing and powerhouse vocals as he is for his depth of song-writing and high energy live performances. A triple ‘Golden Guitar’ award winner and triple CMC Award winner with his latest album ‘HARD LIGHT’.

The Topp Twins are New Zealand’s well-loved entertainers. Twin sisters with their own primetime TV Series and Movie they are truly original and one of the few NZ acts which can undoubtedly be called a cultural institution.

Mason Hope is a young performer going places. In 2016 he won the Voice of Urban Country Music Festival as well as the Gympie Music Muster Talent search and he was this year’s 2017 Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year at the Norfolk Island Country Music Festival.

En Tranzet - With the prestigious “New Zealand Country Music Entertainer of the Year” title having TOP BILLING in their impressive biography, plus, other highly contended Australasian Award Wins, Nick and Tracey have spent many years entertaining in New Zealand, Australia and Norfolk Island perfecting their craft and gaining a loyal fan base.

Fanny Lumsden is ‘a breath of fresh country air’ according to Rolling Stone Magazine and has been coined ‘Australia’s answer to Americana’ by Rhythms Magazine. Her critically acclaimed ARIA nominated debut record Small Town Big Shot came in at #6 on the Country ARIA Chart and #15 on the AIR Chart.

Dennis Marsh is New Zealand’s best selling country music artist, best known for his series of popular albums and hosting the TV show ‘My Country Song’. No stranger to Norfolk, Dennis has performed and escorted numerous groups to our Country Music Festivals over the years – indeed it’s impossible to imagine the 25th celebration year without him.

Johanna Hemara’s musical journey began before she had reached double figures, singing with her mother and father in variety shows from age 6. She was never taught to sing, it came naturally as did an inherited ability to yodel from her Austrian mother.

Jay Shingleton is an 18-year-old singer and guitar player from Westport, New Zealand. Jay started singing at an early age, singing with my family from the age of 4 then moving on to singing and playing at country music clubs and eventually competing in various country music awards.

Farmar and Doublet - Geoff Farmar is a true storyteller. Originally a drummer, he is a multi-instrumentalist and a prolific writer of songs. He was a founding member of Christchurch’s country rockers “The Cowboys” before going on to form the iconic Tui award-winning “Coalrangers”. Phil is a multi-award-winning artist/musician and is no stranger to the music scene for just over 3 decades. He has been playing in bands since the tender age of 11 and became sort after as a session player for recording projects from Europe, U.S.A, Australia and New Zealand

Pass details

Ultimate Package AU$599/NZ$720

  • Sunday 3pm—”Kick off” Acoustic session
  • Sunday 8pm—UpCountry
  • Monday 7:30pm—Traditional Show
  • Tuesday 7:30pm—Original Hits and Favourites Show
  • Wednesday 2pm—Gospel Show, Ultimate and Elite exclusive
  • Wednesday 7:30pm—Live Show, Top Entertainment
  • Thursday 12:30pm—Lunch with the Stars, Ultimate exclusive
  • Thursday 6pm—Ultimate Happy Hour, Ultimate exclusive
  • Thursday 8pm—Country Rock, bring your dancing shoes!
  • Friday 6:30pm—Champagne & Local Fish Nibbles. Ultimate and Elite exclusive
  • Friday 8pm—Big 25th Birthday Bash, Top Line entertainment exclusive to this party 
  • Premier Seating to all Shows
  • Unlimited entry to UpCountry Bar Sunday to Thursday nights after each show   Commemorative Program & Souvenirs!
  • All shows (except Gospel) will be at Rawson Hall and Bicentennial Complex Grounds

Elite Package AU$459/NZ$550

  • Sunday 3pm—”Kick off” Acoustic session
  • Sunday 8pm—UpCountry
  • Monday 7:30pm—Traditional Show
  • Tuesday 7:30pm—Original Hits and Favourites Show
  • Wednesday 2pm—Gospel Show, Ultimate and Elite exclusive
  • Wednesday 7:30pm—Live Show, Top Entertainment
  • Thursday 8pm—Country Rock, bring your dancing shoes!
  • Friday 6:30pm—Champagne & Local Fish Nibbles. Ultimate and Elite exclusive
  • Friday 8pm—Big 25th Birthday Bash, Top Line entertainment exclusive to this party
  • Reserved Seating to all Shows
  • Unlimited entry to UpCountry Bar Sunday to Thursday nights after each show
  • Commemorative Program & Souvenirs!
  • All shows (except Gospel) will be at Rawson Hall and Bicentennial Complex Grounds

19 - 26 May 2018 depart Brisbane
From $1049 per person twin share

18 - 25 May 2018 depart Sydney
From $1079 per person twin share

21 - 28 May 2018 depart Sydney
From $1079 per person twin share

19 - 26 May 2018 depart Auckland
From AU$1289 OR NZ$1547 per person twin share

Holiday Package includes:

  • Return economy class ‘seat plus bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island
  • All pre-paid airline taxes
  • Meet & Greet at the Airport
  • Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
  • 7 night’s twin share accommodation
  • 7 days car hire (petrol is extra and payable direct)
  • Half day Island tour
  • Complimentary Mini Golf and A Walk in the Wild rainforest walk
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card with free gift

Country Music passes are optional and are an additional cost to the above package prices.

Please note prices are current today and subject to change without notice up until time of final payment and ticketing is completed.

Conditions/Cancellation Penalties

Please note non-refundable deposit of $200 per person due upon confirmation of booking. Final payment is due no later than 2nd February 2018. Airfare is subject to availability and non-refundable after issue. Changes are permitted until day before departure however date/route changes can only be made within 7 day’s travel dates either side of your original booked travel dates. Amendments, upgrades and name changes are not permitted within 24 hours prior to departure. Payment of a change fee (per passenger) applies plus any applicable upgrade fees to cover the difference between the original fare and the new fare. Accommodation cancellation penalties apply within 90 days prior to travel. Within 60 days of travel, up to 100% cancellation fees may apply. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect you in some instances for unforeseen cancellation.

Payment Options

Prices shown are in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated (New Zealand prices indicated by NZ$ prefix). Prices are valid for payment by personal or bank cheques or by direct deposit into Norfolk Island Travel Centre client trust account. If you prefer to pay by Visa or Mastercard please note credit card surcharge of 1.5% applies to AUD prices. For NZ$ packages paying by Visa or Mastercard, the transaction will be converted to AUD (amount reconfirmed to you on the day of the transaction) and processed via our AUD merchant facility.