An evening of music and laughter under the dazzling night sky of the Warrumbungle National Park.
The Warrumbungle National Park will come to life with music, dancing and celebration this November, with the return of the Crooked Mountain Concert scheduled for Saturday November 5.
Hosted by the NSW National Parks, the Crooked Mountain Concert is one of the most unique music events in NSW, held as it is in Australia’s first Dark Sky Park. The Warrumbungle National Park was recognised in July 2016 for its contribution and importance to astronomical research, and its dazzling night sky is set to provide a billion star backdrop to the festivities of the Crooked Mountain Concert.
Add to the mix the Warrumbungle’s stunning scenery on terra firma – dramatic peaks of ancient volcanic rock all around – and you’ve got quite the natural arena for a music festival.
This year the event is headlined by The Pigs, whose hillbilly style prompts joyful hoedowns to toe-tapping versions of popular songs. The Pigs are joined by Byron Bay Bluesfest openers Ivy, Golden Guitar nominee Mickey Pye, the tight harmonies of Bathurst duo Smith and Jones and local favourite Annie McKinnon.
The event has run since 2003 and creates a warm, family-friendly atmosphere in which the littlies are just as welcome as granny. There will be activities for the kids and local produce and non-alcoholic beverages for sale, while punters are invited to bring their own picnic rugs, chairs, food and alcoholic drinks. Camping is available on site.