New festival is bringing the biggest names in country and blues to Roche Estate | TOUR ANNOUNCE

Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley is the home of a new festival series kicking off in 2018 – Crossroads in the Vines.

Billy Ray Cyrus is heading the Crossroads Country in the Vines line-up at Roche Estate on March 24.

Billy Ray Cyrus is heading the Crossroads Country in the Vines line-up at Roche Estate on March 24.

The event will bring together some of the biggest names in country and blues for two massive days of music, food and entertainment.

Crossroads Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate on February 10 will host seven-time Grammy Award winner Buddy Guy (US), Ian Moss, Phil Emmanuel, Diesel, Russell Morris, Larkin Poe (US), Ted Mulry Gang, Kevin Borich, Lachy Doley Group, Mark Moroney, Mia Dyson and many more still to be announced.

Crossroads Country in the Vines will take place on March 24 with Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, Caitlin Shadbolt, Amber Lawrence, The McClymonts, Sara Storer, Adam Harvey, Viper Creek Band, Christie Lamb and Beccy Cole already on the line-up.

No stranger to big-name events, Roche Estate has played host to the likes of Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, KD Lang, Rod Stewart and Cat Stevens. The Crossroads in the Vines events will bring the very best country and blues music, artisan markets and food stalls to a new home under the stars of Australia’s Hunter Valley wine region.

Returning to the festival scene for the first time in 18 years, Billy Ray Cyrus brought country music into the mainstream with iconic hit Achy Breaky Heart

“Back in 1993 was when I kicked off my world tour in March in Australia, so now 25 years later it just kinda felt like the right thing to do at the right time,” Billy Ray said.

“I love the fans there. They love their music, they love their football, they love the arts. It’s a great country with great people and we love coming down there and playing.”

For blues fans, it doesn’t get much better than seven-time Grammy Award Winner Buddy Guy. Once described by Eric Clapton as “the best guitar player alive”, Guy’s six-decade career has been one of the most influential in blues history. 

Buddy Guy plays Crossroads Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate on February 10.

Buddy Guy plays Crossroads Blues in the Vines at Roche Estate on February 10.

Tickets for both Crossroads in the Vines events go on sale on August 17 from Oztix. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available to Crossroads In the Vines members with pre-registration now at crossroadsinthevines.com.

CROSSROADS BLUES IN THE VINES LINE-UP

Buddy Guy (USA); Ian Moss; Diesel; Russell Morris; Larkin Poe (USA); Ted Mulry Gang; Kevin Borich; Shane Pacey Trio; Mia Dyson; Lachy Doley Group; Nathan Cavaleri; Phil Emmanuel; Irwin Thomas; Genevieve Chadwick; Mark Moroney; Peter Phillips-Vass plus more to be announced.

CROSSROADS COUNTRY IN THE VINES LINE-UP

Billy Ray Cyrus (USA); Lee Kernaghan; Kasey Chambers; John Williamson; The McClymonts; Sara Storer; Adam Harvey; Beccy Cole; O'Shea; Shane Nicholson; Travis Collins; Wolfe Brothers; Amber Lawrence; Buddy Goode; Caitlyn Shadbolt; Adam Eckersley Band; Viper Creek Band; Christie Lamb; Casey Barnes; Tori Darke; Bob Corbett and more to be announced.