BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN IN 2019

Every year we try hard to surpass the previous one! I am sure we will achieve that in 2019- have three top class Bands coming- Hill Billy Goats- String Loaded- Open Road- (new Brissie Group) an exciting young group! 

NORMA O'HARA MURPHY (our Hostess) is launching album number 15- the brand new - Celtic Connection (volume three) full of absolute gems- some classic old songs- Loch Lomond- Galway Bay & some wonderful originals from one of our best Singer/Songwriters and Co Produced by Pixie Jenkins-this album will be a cracker! The Album launch will be Thursday Night- and Norma will sing songs from the new album! (Loch Lomond )currently nominated in the Celtic Awards in May! Norma coordinates Bony Mountain- it is her baby- but begins to wind down her career of nearly forty years and Bony Mountain is the only place to catch Norma performing after January this year. Pixie also will have his fabulous Album - very Celtic-very original & a must have for your CD collection!  

HILLBILLY GOATS & PIXIE RETURN TO THE MOUNTAIN!

You all loved them-and so many of you requested Pixie return! So both are coming back for our next Festival. Pixie has a brand new album- for you to get autographed & take home! Early Birds Draw -this time can win you and your Partner free passes! What a great opportunity- book early -and you go into the draw to win a totally free weekend of Bush Camping-great music- ! So Book now- if you win- & you have paid- you get a refund !  There are going to be six lucky Campers with the chance to win!  SO BOOK EARLY TO GET IN THE DRAW!

UKULELE SCHOOL- BALLADEERS & BLUEGRASS!

I know you all love the fact that we feature all sorts of music /Poetry/Dance- here at Bony Mountain! because you keep telling us so?  well our Ukulele School will run all week again from Tuesday until Sunday. With Mick Angeles- a real talent himself- all Micks students start off -and by Sunday are all up onstage! entertaining us! they do him proud every year!  Our doggie parade- wow! where did all the dogs come from! amazing to see so many- prizes were awarded to all our canine competitors! big thanks to our Sponsor-Fran from Total Grooming in Warwick! Our beautiful Cape Byron Dancers- just get better every year! their costumes are magnificent- they are indeed a world class act -and how lucky are we to have them at Bony Mountain every year! I thank Karen & Molly who put everything into this group! and it shows!  so many beautiful Dances -so much inspiration! All of our artists were amazing - So many people commented they thought it was our best ever- so far! but with our 2019 line up- this coming year will top that I'm sure!  I thank you all for coming in 2018- and hope you can join us again for 2019- We love our Balladeers here too-

Jammo -Alisha & Caitlyn- return to the Mountain for 2019!

OUR MAGIC NIGHTS! AT BONY MOUNTAIN .

For 2018- our fire breathing Dragon/Lizard- very generously loaned from Paul-in Killarney! everyone was fascinated- and we might have more Fire Breathing creatures- next year! Blush Foundation (Cancer Care Nurses) made over $500 selling product- thank you so much for your support! and Sue & I served Mull Wine- in our new Bush Camp Cafe- and we raised $70 for the Blush Foundation! not much ,but we will be better organised next year! we ran out! Our fire restrictions were an annoyance-but great that we could light up our Fire Dragon! & our fire drums at night!

We sincerely thank our wonderful local Fire Brigades- they always attend-they always support our Festival! every year the mascot (Little Squirt) mini fire truck -give free rides- to the kids- and we hope they will all get even more involved again next year! Lets face it-our priority here is to keep you all safe- when you have at least 400 Campers-Caravans-Campers-Motor Homes-Tents- spread out over acres- your safety is our prime concern. Conditions were so very dry-it was an exceptional season-but so proud of our wonderful crowd- who all just took it in their stride! it was annoying having fire restrictions-but everyone accepted that & totally understood, it was a long hard year- all so lush & green now hard to imagine just how dry we were. We do love our Camp Fires and our outdoor cooking here! & look forward to more of that in 2019. 

OUR BIG SLIM DUSTY TRIBUTE! FOR 2018- but we will salute Slim every year at Bony Mountain .

For 2018 fifteen years since we said Goodbye- I wanted to pay a special tribute to Slim & to highlight what I consider we all think about (Slim) .This bloke from Nulla Nulla Creek-humble beginnings- this young bush kid who became a Legend-a Mentor-to so many - who travelled Australia-out where noone else would go- where he was worshipped by most-  and created his own unique Aussie brand of music! Slim was certainly a one off -and I saw this as our chance to honour him-here on the Darling Downs- here in Queensland. In particular-Slim was like a preacher in so many ways -taking his stories-his message-to the outback- the far corners of Australia who all loved him for it.    His life, his legacy, his music , and of course the most important legacy of all, are his wonderful family. Anne, Joy, Dianne & those who lived & breathed both the man & his music. Mike Kerin (the fettler), Rod Coe. Slims Producer & Bass player who spent a lifetime on the road with Slim. . And to have most of them all here for this occasion ! was very special indeed. We unveiled a huge Sandstone Memorial- on Saturday & Saturday night -as Anne and the Slim Dusty family show took to the stage- our entire grass area was packed- our biggest Sat crowd ever! !  And how exciting to have this here at our little Festival! we are truly honoured ! A bloke called Dudley Monument  from Sunshine Coast- brought his exciting Slim Exhibition- including an original 1935 Caravan that Slim & Joy toured in. So  great to see this wonderful display! big thanks to Dudley for sharing it with us. Pictures of part of the Exhibition shown here & we also featured Slim -in our Gallery this year! with lots of wonderful pieces on loan from Mary Ryan-a very dedicated CM Presenter & historian & Slim fan right here in Warwick! 

Our magnificent (Cape Byron Celtic Dancers) in their beautiful kilts! they are so talented-they make it all look effortless! and will feature again in 2019.

OUR AMAZING CROWD-OUR MAGIC NIGHTS! AT "BONY MOUNTAIN".