With winter nudging around the corner it’s time for Aussies and Kiwis to take flight and escape to the beautiful Norfolk Island. Seamlessly blend this Tropical Paradise with a touch of country, ranches, horses and of course cowboys … and you have the unique Toohey's Norfolk Island Country Music Festival, now in its 18th year.

Covering a full 7 days from 15 - 22 May, 2011, the festival showcases some of the best Australian and New Zealand talent around.

Considered by some to be the Bled'sloe Cup of country music, enabling the best new talent to compete with a chance to become Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year. Giving the winner a kick start to their career with Recording time and a cash prize to take home.

Norfolk Island is a relaxed and safe environment where you can enjoy time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Take in the beautiful landscape, crystalline ocean, fabulous fresh culinary delights and of course... the music!

This years line-up includes..

Gina Jeffreys, Aly Cook, The Coal Rangers, Rod McCormack

Mitchell Shadlow, Angela Easson, Gina Keating

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