Harry Hookey, Kasey Chambers, Lou Bradey and Bill Chambers officially launch the inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival on Friday, October 2. Photo: Liana Turner / Tweed Daily News
Harry Hookey, Kasey Chambers, Lou Bradey and Bill Chambers officially launch the inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival on Friday, October 2. Photo: Liana Turner / Tweed Daily News Liana Turner

Murwillumbah's first country roots fest kicks off

WITH free tickets for locals today, there are plenty of good reasons to head along to the inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival.

Country singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers arrived in Murwillumbah after a 10-hour family road trip on Thursday. 

Chambers, who will perform on Sunday, said she was thrilled to officially launch the festival alongside dad Bill. 

Festival director Lou Bradley said ticket sales were still going strong, with about 2000 people on average expected daily throughout the four-day event. 

Tweed Mayor Katie Milne said the festival had great potential for the region. 

Murwillumbah Chamber of Commerce president Toni Zuschke said she was excited about the opportunities the event could create for the region. 

Locals to the 2484 postcode can gain free entry to the festival for today.

For more details, visit mcrfest.com.



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