Ridin’ Hearts is Australia’s major new country music festival

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Ridin’ Hearts is Australia’s major new country music festival

Ridin Hearts
Words by Staff Writer

Ridin' Hearts is bringing the likes of Bailey Zimmerman and Danielle Bradbery to Melbourne and Sydney this November.

Get ready to saddle up and experience the ride of a lifetime as Ridin’ Hearts Festival rolls into Sydney and Melbourne this November, bringing the vibrant spirit of country music to the city like never before. From the team that brings you CMC Rocks, the one-day festival promises an impressive line-up of country music stars, igniting the hearts of loyal country fans and those curious about the genre alike.

Set to take place as the weather heats up and summer creeps in, Ridin’ Hearts will serve up country charm in the city. On Saturday 4 November, the Sydney Showground will come alive with undeniable energy that only country music can deliver. The festival will then head to Melbourne Showgrounds on Sunday 5 November.

Ridin’ Hearts lineup

  • Bailey Zimmerman (USA)
  • Danielle Bradbery (USA)
  • Sam Barber (USA)
  • Matt Schuster (USA)
  • Seaforth (AU)
  • Alana Springsteen (USA)
  • Sara Berki (AU)
  • Zac & George (AU)
  • VAVO (USA)

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Complete with two stages, experiential bars, market stalls, mouth-watering food to satisfy every craving, plus some of the best local and international artists around, Ridin’ Hearts is raising a glass to all things country.

So grab your boots and dust off your hat, Ridin’ Hearts is ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Ridin’ Hearts dates and locations

  • Saturday November 4 | Sydney Showground | Sydney NSW (18+)
  • Sunday November 5 | Melbourne Showgrounds | Melbourne VIC (18+)

In its inaugural year, Ridin’ Hearts General Admission Tickets will be available for $179, along with Jolene’s Diamond Ticket for $379. Jolene’s Diamond Ticket will offer patrons additional perks to enjoy the festival in style, including an exclusive bar and seating, complimentary welcome cocktail, souvenir laminate, phone charging facilities, premium toilets and powder stations to help keep the country glam on point – all in an extra special space filled with comfort, convenience and good vibes.

Ridin’ Hearts Festival is a fresh twist on country music. It’s not your regular hoedown, it’s a one-day music extravaganza for loyal country fans, the country curious, and any music lover.

Bailey Zimmerman to headline

Headlining the festival is US country star Bailey Zimmerman, who has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his sharp songwriting and powerhouse performances. Returning less than a year after blowing audiences away on his Australian debut at CMC Rocks QLD in March and supporting Morgan Wallen on multiple sold out Sydney and Melbourne shows, Zimmerman is a history-making, platinum-certified phenomenon.

The multi-platinum hit Rock And A Hard Place from debut album Religiously spent an epic six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart and became Zimmerman’s first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit.

Sharing the stage with him is an impressive line-up of talented artists, including Danielle Bradbery, Sam Barber, Matt Schuster, Australian-born Nashville-based duo Seaforth, Alana Springsteen, Sara Berki, Zac & George and Country DJ duo, VAVO.

Ridin’ Hearts Festival, a celebration that caters to both devoted country music enthusiasts and curious newcomers, showcases the undeniable allure of the genre’s diverse sound. In Australia, country music has experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity, captivating a wide range of listeners. Recent statistics reveal Australia as the third biggest country music market in the world, with the genre attracting millions of new listeners daily.

Heartbreakers and Frontier Members will be able to access tickets from 10am AEST on Monday 31 July, before they go on sale to the general public at 10am AEST on Wednesday 2 August.

Pre-sale: 10am AEST, Monday 31 July. GP on-sale: 10am AEST, Wednesday 2 August. More info at ridinhearts.com.