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VDMfest - About VDMfest - Event Date - 2nd & 3rd October 2021, Biloela QLD Well 2020 was a write off for a lot of Australia's great Country Music Festivals and ours didn't escape the wrath either. But here we are EXCITED as hell to bring you VDMfest 2021.

Biloela – or Bilo as it is invariably abbreviated to – is an hour and a bit south west of Rockhampton in the heart of the rich and beautiful Callide Valley – long famous for agriculture and beef cattle and now also a mining centre of considerable size. The population sits at almost 6,000 people and lies at the crossroads of the Callide, Leichardt and Burnett highways so, as with Rome it is no lie to say all roads really DO lead to Bilo!

“We are committed to making this an annual event for the Biloela region and hope to grow bigger and better each year by becoming the Festival hub for not only Bilo but the whole Central Queensland Region.

Why go to the interminable effort, time, stress and financial risk to put on a Music Festival? “Easy! We LOVE Country music, and we love to entertain and meet likeminded people who also love music. It really is as simple as that.

We want to create a fantastic and fun event that people can walk away from with excitement and smiles on their faces and be saying they cannot wait until the next year’s VDMfest.

What does the name VDM stand for? Long story short, the original concept was for a Valentine’s Day Music Festival, thus VDMfest, but due to inevitable delays that didn’t eventuate, the branding was too far along to change logos etc so it stayed.

SO, we hope people come along and have a FANTASTIC time. we can only achieve success in this with the support from you, the festival lover. We hope you enjoy our annual VDMfest and most of all, we HOPE to see you all there for our 5th Year!

VDMfest 2021… “Good Times Start Here”

2021 Artists

Brett Kissel

Brett Kissel is constantly exploring new ideas, while never forgetting what he does best. It’s an approach that has propelled him to the top of Canadian country music, with two Gold certified albums, a Platinum and eight Gold singles and 15 top-10 radio hits to his credit.

Cory Marks

Mixing country music with the hard hitting stomp of rock & roll, Cory Marks released his debut album ‘Who I Am’ this past August – filled with autobiographical storytelling and guitar-driven anthems, it is has garnered praise globally.

Jade Eagleson

At just 26 years of age, Jade Eagleson’s voice takes listeners back to the days of Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Randy Travis, in that it’s unmistakably country.

Jess Moskaluke

An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) continues to break barriers in the country music world with her big voice, pop-infused hooks and sonic versatility.

Josh Gallagher

Josh Gallagher writes songs destined to root themselves inside your brain and bring you back to the first moment you heard them, every time you listen; he’s not just making music, he’s crafting memories.

Chris Ruediger

New England meets Nashville with up-and-coming pop country artist Chris Ruediger. Hailing from outside of Boston, MA, Chris grew up listening to everything from Bruce Springsteen to Tim McGraw.

Natalie Pearson

After a winning performance on the main stage at the Gympie Music Muster, a national tour, and climbing chart positions on CMC, KIX Country Radio and The Music Network; Australian Contemporary-Country newcomer, Natalie Pearson is making an impression.Natalie's...

Southbound

SOUTHBOUND is an All-Girl Country-Rock Super Group co-fronted by two of Australia’s most highly regarded female modern-country artists ‘Missy Lancaster’ & ‘Rachael Fahim’.Our StoryThe band, co-fronted by two of Australia's most highly regarded female...

The Viper Creek Band

Since early 2011, The Viper Creek Band have been delivering an exciting new sound and high energy, seamless live performances to Australian country music. The Viper Creek StoryThe 2014 release of their debut Album 'Kickin' Up Dust' claimed the Number 2 spot on the...

Hayley Jensen

Hayley Jensen is an artist whose vocal abilities place her in elite company within the Australian music industry. Described as “the whole package” by Kylie Minogue on The Voice, the singer-songwriter grew up on a rural property outside Canberra and now calls Sydney home.