1. Ridin' Hearts Festival | New festival debuts in Sydney & Melbourne this November

    Ridin' Hearts Festival | New festival debuts in Sydney & Melbourne this November

    25 Jul 2023

    Get ready to saddle up and experience the ride of a lifetime as Ridin' Hearts Festival rolls into Sydney and Melbourne this November, bringing the vibrant spirit of country music to the city like never before. From the team that brings you CMC Rocks, the one-day festival promises an impressive line-up of country music stars, igniting the hearts of loyal country fans and those curious about the genre alike.

    Set to take place as the weather heats up and summer creeps in, Ridin’ Hearts will serve up country charm in the city. On Saturday 4 November, the Sydney Showground will come alive with an undeniable energy that only country music can deliver. The festival will then head to Melbourne Showgrounds on Sunday 5 November.

    In its inaugural year, Ridin’ Hearts General Admission Tickets will be available for $179, along with Jolene’s Diamond Ticket for $379. Jolene’s Diamond Ticket will offer patrons additional perks to enjoy the festival in style, including an exclusive bar and seating, complimentary welcome cocktail, souvenir laminate, phone charging facilities, premium toilets and powder stations to help keep the country glam on point – all in an extra special space filled with comfort, convenience and good vibes.

    Heartbreakers and Frontier Members will be able to access tickets from 10am AEST on Monday 31 July, before they go on sale to the general public at 10am AEST on Wednesday 2 August.

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    Headlining the festival is US country star Bailey Zimmerman, who has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his sharp songwriting and powerhouse performances. Returning less than a year after blowing audiences away on his Australian debut at CMC Rocks QLD in March and supporting Morgan Wallen on multiple sold out Sydney and Melbourne shows, Zimmerman is a history-making, platinum-certified phenomenon. The multi-platinum hit ‘Rock And A Hard Place’ from his debut album Religiously spent an epic six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart and became Zimmerman’s first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit.

    Sharing the stage with him is an impressive line-up of talented artists, including Danielle Bradbery, Sam Barber, Matt Schuster, Seaforth, Alana Springsteen, Sara Berki, Zac & George and Country DJ duo, VAVO.

    Ridin' Hearts Festival, a celebration that caters to both devoted country music enthusiasts and curious newcomers, showcases the undeniable allure of the genre's diverse sound. In Australia, country music has experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity, captivating a wide range of listeners. Recent statistics reveal Australia as the third biggest country music market in the world, with the genre attracting millions of new listeners daily.

    "This festival is a first of its kind, a unique opportunity to witness the domination of country music in Australia," said Chugg Entertainment Chairman, Michael Chugg. "We're thrilled to bring together a mix of established country artists and emerging talents, creating an unforgettable day of music, fun and authentic country experiences."

    Frontier Touring’s Chief Operating Officer, Susan Heymann, said “The popularity of country music is no longer a secret; the audience is growing and is more far reaching than ever, so it’s time for something for the fans in the city. Ridin’ Hearts is a fresh festival experience for the long-time country loyalists and the country curious. Alongside CMC Rocks, Ridin’ Hearts is set to become another unmissable event for Australian country music fans and the perfect stage for international artists to play in front of Australia’s most passionate music fans.”

    Beyond the incredible music, Ridin' Hearts Festival offers a range of attractions and activities to keep festivalgoers entertained throughout the day. From experiential bars and market stalls to mouth-watering food to satisfy every craving, there’s something special in all corners of the festival.

    Grab your boots and dust off your hat, Ridin’ Hearts is ready to create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss your chance to experience Australia’s favourite new country music festival this November!

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