Local musician creates festival of friends

Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival organiser Lou Bradley.
Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival organiser Lou Bradley. contributed

THE Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival could be seen as a gathering of old friends.

Uki-based country musician and festival organiser Lou Bradley said she could see a need for a different sort of music festival in the Tweed, so she banded together with her musical friends for the Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival.

“I’ve worked with most of these people in my own career,” Bradley said.

Just two weeks out from the festival, Bradley, who’s also performing, said ticket sales were going well.

However, she said it was too soon to predict crowd numbers.

“It’s all going strong,” she said.

“We’re expecting quite a few people.”

With Mount Warning views from the main stage, she said it was no mystery why so many big names jumped at the chance to perform in the town.

“I think because it’s such a beautiful part of the world, everyone wants to come and stay and everyone wants to play there as well,” she said.

She said it was “unfortunate” Tweed Shire Council would still be undertaking drainage works on Murwillumbah’s main street during the festival, but hoped local and visiting punters would support local businesses.

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