Whistle Dixie a huge success at Broadbeach Country Music Festival

JUSTIN FAULL

Whistle Dixie performing live. Photo Credit: Whistle Dixie Facebook page

The Gold Coast welcomed the annual Broadbeach Country Music Festival last July for its most successful iteration yet.

The free event hosted over 20 artists this year, all from Southeast Queensland.

New band on the block, Whistle Dixie created a huge stir at this years  festival.

Whistle Dixie originally started as a duo between band members Bec and John, but slowly expanded over the past year to a full band.

Founding member, Ben Conicella said they were beyond excited to play at the festival.

“We were approached a few months prior to the festival and we jumped at the chance to take Whistle Dixie to a whole new audience,” Ben said.

“This was our first year as Whistle Dixie, although some of us had played in other bands before.”

Whistle Dixie played four sets throughout the weekend, which hugely boosted publicity for the band.

“We have never played at a festival quite like this and the people we met at out shows were so kind and grateful,” Ben gushed.

“From a musician’s point of view, we were so spoilt- from the amazing accommodation to the [transport], we were so lucky to be able to be a part of such a great festival.”

Whistle Dixie were just one of the many bands who were able to play to nearly 50,000 people over the festival weekend.

Applications for the 2018 festival open on the 1st of November 2017.

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