Lineup

Check out this huge crop of Aussie legends and rising stars! The inaugural Savannah in the Round is set to rock the region: with three stages, 40+ acts, and one huge long weekend of live music!

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John Williamson
John Williamson
It was 1970 when John released his first song, ‘Old Man Emu’, which kick started a five-decade career in which he crafted out many of Australia’s unofficial anthems; tender ballads and songs that captured the outback landscape and the people of the country. He has toured the country like few others, selling over 5 million albums along the way, and was recognised by being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Sheppard
Sheppard
Boasting over three million listeners per month on Spotify, over 850 million streams across all platforms, and a handful of #1’s and Top Ten hits in countries around the world, Brisbane’s Sheppard have already achieved more than most bands could dream of in their lifetime.
Sneaky Sound System
Sneaky Sound System
It was back in 2004 when Miss Connie and producer/DJ Angus McDonald started making beautiful music together. A series of singles at first then, in 2006, their self-titled, 3 x platinum debut album.
Troy Cassar-Daley
Troy Cassar-Daley
Troy Cassar-Daley has released 10 studio albums throughout his 30 years of making music. He comes from a long line of storytellers and shares his musicianship with so many artists across different styles of music.
Russell Morris & Brian Cadd
Russell Morris & Brian Cadd
There are some truly beautiful entertainment bromances. Bert and Ernie, Lenny and Carl, Tyrion and Varys, Howard and Raj and then there is Brian and Russell. The lifelong friendship of Brian Cadd and Russell Morris should have its own name... Brussell.
The Wolfe Brothers
The Wolfe Brothers
Any history of the Wolfe Brothers that doesn't begin four generations ago isn't quite complete. The revered country duo, comprised of brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe, has become renowned over the past few years for their jaw-dropping live shows and slow-but-steady ascent to Australian country music's upper echelon.
James Blundell
James Blundell
There are many terms people use when describing James Blundell. Icon. Legend. Controversial. Rebel. The truth is - James Blundell is all of these things. He is unashamedly honest and comfortable in his own skin. He radiates an enthusiasm for everything that life has to offer and it’s this authenticity that makes him one of the most instantly likable and recognisable artists in Australian music.
Brad Butcher
Brad Butcher
Brad Butcher is a Central Queensland born independent singer-songwriter and musician. A two time Golden Guitar Award winner for New Talent (2018) & Alt Country Album of the year (2020) and a 2018 Q Music Award Winner for Best Country Song. He has release 4 studio albums ~ Travelling Salesman (2019), From the Bottom of a Well (2017), Jamestown (2015) and the debut self titled release (2012).
Josh Setterfield
Josh Setterfield
One of country’s most exciting new artists. An entertainer, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, the list goes on.
The Hillbilly Goats
The Hillbilly Goats
Australian festival favourites, Golden Fiddle Recipients & 4 time “Bluegrass” Golden Guitar finalists, The Hillbilly Goats, strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey through roots and old time blues.
Al Boulton Band
Al Boulton Band
Primarily a festival band, they play a fusion of groovy styles including disco, funk and acid jazz predominately original material written by Al Boulton. Regulars at Palm Creek Folk Festival over the past 5 years, they have played Wallaby Creek Festival and Airlie Beach Festival of Music.
Route 33
Route 33
Route 33 is a Brisbane based Country Rock group, comprised of recording artists Jock Barnes and Trent McArdle. Growing up on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, the two met through the sporting field, jammed together one fateful afternoon, and the rest is history. That was almost a decade ago and they are now an ARIA #1 Australian Country charting duo, who are renowned for their high energy, polished performances, and are in hot demand on the festival circuit.
Camille Trail
Camille Trail
Camille Trail is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter and cattle farmer from Central Queensland. She’s the only artist that producer Shane Nicholson ever worked with who paid for the recording of an album by selling a couple of bulls.
Robert Cini
Robert Cini
Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter Robert Cini’s deeply melodic songs, infuse genres of folk, blues, soul, pop, rock and country, and accompany a truly unique aura on stage and ability to capture audiences with his powerful soulful voice and intuitive guitar playing.
Pamagirri Dancers
Pamagirri Dancers
Pamagirri means “silent snake”, and is symbolic of the Rainbow Serpent, responsible for the creation of the mountains and rivers in Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.
Roz Pappalardo
Roz Pappalardo
If there is one thing certain about music careers, it’s that they rarely evolve in a straight line – there are always creative detours and diversions. The best artists know just to roll with it. To open their minds and try something new. And there are few finer examples of that in Australian music today than Roz Pappalardo.
John Butler
John Butler
John Butler is one of Australia’s premiere alternative songwriters and storytellers with accolades spanning from #1 charting albums, platinum records and ARIA Awards across his illustrious career as one of the country’s most successful independent musicians.
San Cisco
San Cisco
San Cisco are a three-piece indie pop group from Fremantle, Western Australia. Set to an upbeat indie-pop groove on the cusp of innocence and heartbreak, this is where San Cisco lives.
Adam Brand
Adam Brand
Graeme Connors
Graeme Connors
Recognised as one of Australia’s most eclectic country singer/songwriters, Graeme Connors has received n numerous awards during his 40+ year career for his contribution to country music. Golden Guitars, ARIA, PPCA, and APRA Awards line his shelves, with his most recent prestigious accolade, 2016 inductee to the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame).
Glenn Shorrock
Glenn Shorrock
With a career spanning over 55 years, Glenn Shorrock is one of the elder statesmen of Australian contemporary show business.
Brad Cox
Brad Cox
Brad earned recognition in 2018 with his self-titled debut album, yielding the singles 'Red Light', 'Too Drunk to Drive', and 'Lake House', as well as the anthem crowd favourite 'Water on the Ground'. The album earned the Jindabyne native two Golden Guitar nominations, alongside his Toyota Star Maker award. After opening shows for Brett Eldredge, Jon Pardi, Randy Houser, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, in 2020 Brad earned two further Golden Guitar nominations for his single 'Rusty Strings'.
Hinterland
Hinterland
Transitioning from being 2020’s new kids on the block to becoming one of 2021’s most talked-about emerging talents, the Gold Coast’s Hinterland have made strides with their first EP and are now jumping back into the saddle for ‘Giddy Up’.
Julian James
Julian James
From Melbourne's back alley bars to Australia’s major Festivals (Gympie Muster, Echuca Winter Blues, Tamworth CMF) - Award winning Julian James is loved by folk and blues audiences all over Australia, with his whiskey drenched sound as much at home in 2021 as it would have been blaring out of the wireless in 1921.
Col Finley
Col Finley
Singer-songwriter, father of two boys, husband and friend, Col Finley is one of Australia's most successful independent recording and touring artists. He's done the hard yards in the music business and film industry over the last 30 years, recording and releasing six highly successful commercial albums, travelling Australia and overseas, performing and sharing the stage with international artists like The Chicks, Lady A, Jimmy Barnes and Paul Kelly, and acting in both television and film.
David Hudson
David Hudson
David Hudson is a renowned multi-talented entertainer, musician and artists. A proud Ewamian / Western Yalanji man from Far North Queensland, he was cofounder of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns. David has travelled extensively throughout Australia and the world and spent many years touring with 'Yanni' - a Greek composer - through the USA, Mexico, India, China and Europe.
Tony Q Band
Tony Q Band
Anthony Quinsee, better known as Tony Q is a multi award winning songwriter. Tony was introduced to music at a young age with his mother being a piano teacher and his father an interstate truck driver, music was not in abundance in his household. Whilst music has always been his passion, at age 20 he decided to serve his country and enlisted into the Australian Army.
Felicity Kircher
Felicity Kircher
Felicity Kircher just turned 16, but she's already a multi-award winning emerging artist who's fast establishing herself in the music industry. Both a singer and an accomplished musician (playing guitar, violin and piano), she's performed annually at events like the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and EKKA for years.
Jeremy Fletcher
Jeremy Fletcher
Mareeba's very own Jeremy Fletcher will be a familiar face to locals, having been on the scene and performing around the Cairns region as a singer-songwriter for over two years, as well as performing at events like the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 2020. Inspired by the likes of Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley and Slim Dusty, Jeremy's also a fan of contemporary US country; especially Luke Combs.
Talitha Jae
Talitha Jae
Talitha Jae is like a breath of fresh air on a sunny breezy day. She gets her inspiration from a mix of jazz, folk, country, indie, pop, and blues. Her wistful interpretations will take you on a dreamy journey into your past. With a delicious jazz undertone, her voice is often described as an angelic sound that gives you the feels.
Dee Jaye Bux
Dee Jaye Bux
With a career spanning 23 years, Dee Jaye Bux blazed a trail in the Australian breakthrough country DJ market, becoming the hottest new product to redefine country music Down Under. He's got the mixes, the swagger, a boy-next-door country attitude, and he's brought a new wave of country into Australia.
Lee Kernaghan
Lee Kernaghan
Lee Kernaghan is Australia’s most loved country music identity and an outback icon. He reinvigorated Australian country music in the 1990s, synthesising traditional country themes with his own brand of rural rock and images of an evolving regional culture.
Ian Moss
Ian Moss
Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.
Sara Storer
Sara Storer
Writing from the heart and singing from the soul, surveying the people and land around you and letting stories inspire your creativity and guide your craft. That’s what makes a songwriter genuine and honest and 21-time Golden Guitar winner Sara Storer has consistently shown she personifies those qualities.
Casey Barnes
Casey Barnes
Australian country artist Casey Barnes continues to further propel country pop/rock within the Australian music scene. It is Casey’s undeniable talent, paired with those iconic foot-stomping performances, and his happy go lucky attitude that have all attributed to his ongoing success in Australia and abroad.
Busby Marou
Busby Marou
The overwhelming feeling that emanates from Busby Marou is joy. Tom’s playful onstage presence combined with Jeremy's freakish instrumental ability has cemented their reputation as one of the most loved live bands to come out of Australia in recent times.
Beccy Cole
Beccy Cole
For over 25 years, Beccy Cole has been delighting Australian music fans with her unique brand of true entertainment. The South Australian star’s glowing warmth, husky tones, bawdy sense of humour and hundred-watt smile have helped make Beccy one of the nation’s best-loved and most celebrated artists.
Little Steely Brothers
Little Steely Brothers
The Little Steely Brothers perform songs that have shaped musical history in their new Sounds of the West Coast Show.
Hussy Hicks
Hussy Hicks
Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills.
Will Day
Will Day
Gritty. Grounded. Heartfelt. A standout performer. Growing up in the small rural town of Goondiwindi, crowd favourite Will Day is known as one of the hardest working artists in country music. His vibrant, energetic performances have seen him support the likes of Morgan Evans, Shannon Noll, Icehouse, Diesel, The Whitlams, Hoodoo Gurus, The Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows, Kingsword and The Viper Creek Band, and appear at some of Australia's most popular festivals, including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Groundwater, and the Gympie Music Muster.
Murphy's Pigs
Murphy's Pigs
A big band, a big sound and nearly an acre of suit fabric. This is Murphy’s Pigs – the award-winning, Celtic-rock ensemble that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is warning everyone about. Throw caution to the wind and embark on a musical journey* through the lands of the Celts as Murphy's Pigs drag you headfirst into their world of rugged mountains, stormy oceans, fearsome battles, unrequited love, and a dram or two of the whisky.
Toyota Star Maker Winner: Sammy White
Toyota Star Maker Winner: Sammy White
Winner of the 2020 Toyota Star Maker, Sammy White spent the restricted year focussed on writing songs and connecting with fans online, before finally being able to undertake a 33 show tour from Cairns to Canberra alongside Brad Cox. Her Star Maker album 'Undone' of November 2020, has seen the release of singles 'Drowning My Sorrows', 'I Can't Outrun You', 'Lay it on Me' and 'Home (Feels Like You).
Cameron Cusack
Cameron Cusack
Cameron Cusack is a contemporary country artist from New South Wales. Now Cairns based, the 25yr old Singer/Songwriter released his debut EP, "Cars & Guitars" in 2013. With the single "Hot Rod Town' proudly written for Cameron by his mentor Troy Cassar-Daley, reaching #2 on the Great Southern Charts.
Larry Cann
Larry Cann
Larry Cann has a passion for country music. This is fuelled by a life rich in experiences, from the farm in Chinchilla, Q to competing across North America as a pro rodeo cowboy he has lived the lifestyle.