Winton Way Out West Fest To Awaken The Jolly Swagman Once More

After a devastating fire ripped through the Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton in 2015 Australia was rocked and many wondered if it could emerge once more. Well it will not only emerge but it will be back with the biggest musical bang that would excite the “Jolly Swagman” himself as international music artists make their way to Winton April 19 – 22 to open the new $23 million dollar rebuilt Waltzing Matilda Centre with the Winton Way Out West Fest.

The Official opening of the Waltzing Matilda Centre will be Friday 20 April 2018 at 11.00 am

Great Line-up of Stars for Winton Way Out West Fest

Over four huge days more than 7000 people will celebrate with a huge lineup of country, pop, rock and blues artists including;

Jessica Mauboy, John Williamson, The Living End, Kip Moore (USA), Lee Brice (USA), Sheppard, Busby Marou, Russell Morris, The Black Sorrows, Pierce Brothers, James Blundell, Brad Butcher, Blues Arcadia, Team Utopia, The Ayres Rockettes, Osaka Punch, Amanda Emblem, Seleen Mcalister, Dean Perrett, Jeff Brown, Peter Pratt, Madeline Chaplain, Allan Cameron, Vic Pascoe, The Tony Q Band, Bruce Mccumstie, Cameron Cusack, The Crack Up Sisters, Tony Cook, Dee Jaye Bux, DJ Black Amex, Gary Fogarty, Sax and The Single Girl, The James Anderssen Band, Lindsay Warren, Ali S, Paddy Mchugh, Liam Kennedy, Dmon.

For the full Winton Way Out West Fest program.

Other events during the Winton Way Out West Fest include a country race meeting, live entertainment in many venues across the town, markets and more, Winton will come alive with country hospitality, creating not just an amazing music festival, but a complete outback experience like no other.

Winton is a leader in sustainable outback events and the Matilda Centre was one of the best attractions in Queensland’s outback so it will be no surprise to see the centre and its exhibitions emerge bigger and better.

If you are travelling to Winton via Cunnamulla make sure you plan to stay a couple of days. There are some great attractions including a Cunnamulla Town & Industry Tour that runs at 8am daily for 2.5 hours. The tour gives you a great insight into the history of the town and also the industry that has come and gone over the years. The tour is operated by fourth generation locals of Out The Back Australia Tours.

There is great Cunnamulla accommodation at Club Boutique Hotel which is located in the CBD just 5 minutes walk from everything.

Directions to Club Boutique Hotel Cunnamulla Accommodation.

The hotel boasts a great bar and restaurant and on Sunday nights offers a three course roast dinner around a campfire with a local drover telling yarns and cracking whips.