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Top-Line Australian acts to headline Country Music Festival at 2024 Bend Classic presented by Burson Auto Parts

The Bend Classic has ‘gone country’. Legendary Country Music artist Lee Kernaghan will play at the event on Saturday 26th of October alongside country music royalty in Kasey Chambers, Brad Cox and Beccy Cole. The Country Music Festival to be played at the newly created Podium Park will feature a weekend of cars, country and camping at The Bend.


For the first time in it’s history the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park will utilise every corner of it’s venue to put on the October 25-27 Bend Classic presented by Burson Auto Parts and supported by the South Australian Tourism Commission.


The 3-day event will be a true celebration of all things cars, country & camping with spectators to be treated to a ‘Bull Throttle’ Freestyle Motocross and Bull riding show as the event kicks off on Friday the 25th of October at The Dragway. Saturday will feature a Nostalgia Drag racing event showcasing Classic Drag Racing, with racing on the main circuit including Historic Touring Cars, Formula 5000s and more. Furthermore, across the weekend fans will enjoy BBQ at the BBQ village which will host some of the nations best BBQ competitors vying for a spot to compete in Texas.  


The Full-Festival experience can be uniquely achieved with camping available on the in-field of the race-track, just 100metres away from the Country Concert Stage. For those not into camping the huge range of accommodation at The BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park and Rydges Pit Lane Hotel is available but attendees are urged to get in fast before these options are exhausted.


Further announcements are set to be made in the coming weeks with the 3 day festival to become Adelaide’s newest major event located in the heart of the Murray River, Lakes & Coorong region. Alistair MacDonald, CEO, Shell V-Power Motorsport Park:


“We are so proud to be putting on this hugely unique event that will not only attract car lovers, but country music fans and festival goers.”


“The Bend Classic presented by Burson Auto-Parts will for the first time allow fans to experience every corner of The Bend and we believe this is a jam packed 3-day offering that will see a huge-level of buzz and visitation to the Murray River, Lakes & Coorong region.”

Lee Kernaghan:


“I cannot wait for my first visit to The Bend. It sounds like there is going to be a huge amount on for the fans and a fantastic mix of cars and country music which is always a great thing.


I look forward to catching up with all of the South Australian and travelling country crowd at The Bend in October.”

Edwin van der Graaf, State Manager, Burson Auto Parts :

"We're thrilled to partner with The Bend Classic. This event represents the best of motorsport and automotive culture, and we're excited to bring our knowledge and enthusiasm to the community. We look forward to creating memorable experiences for everyone involved"


Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison: 


“The Bend continues to go from strength to strength, set to now host some beloved Aussie country music icons at the newly created Podium Park, and further amplifying the must-attend annual event, The Bend Classic.”


“The stellar lineup will help draw even more crowds to the Murray River, Lakes & Coorong for the inaugural Country Music Festival this October, as the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park cements its reputation as the place for cars, country, and camping.”


“This is another major event on South Australia’s blockbuster events calendar that is helping strengthen South Australia’s position as an events destination of choice, while injecting valuable dollars into our visitor economy.”


The first release of tickets to the October 25-27 event are now available via to learn more about the event click here.




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