May 5th - 7th 2017
May 5th - 7th 2017
May 5th - 7th 2017

Lost Highway Bluegrass Music Festival

The Lost Highway Bluegrass Festival has built up a reputation as an ideal place for bluegrass players and enthusiasts to gather. This year, the festival will feature two all weather venues including a Big Top Tent and the popular Picker’s Paradise at the Karuah Community Hall.The mission of the Lost Highway festival is to create a festival where musicians, residents and music lovers can gather to enjoy acoustic music, share ideas, learn new music skills and enjoy a weekend of performances in a beautiful setting. Punters also have the chance to indulge in local food, fresh oysters, crafts or a beverage or two at the bar, all contained within the festival grounds.

The Lost Highway festival is run by a community who work hard to keep a boutique local feel to the event with tickets at a very reasonable price. It is family friendly, relaxed and inclusive, with plenty of support and involvement from the local community.


  • Catherine Britt

    Newcastle country music chanteuse Catherine Britt will headline the 2016 Lost Highway festival, and will be joined on stage by Central Coast blues/roots/country legend Bill Chambers

  • Bill Chambers to play Karuah

    Bill Chambers has played with the who’s who of the country music scene, and is a great representative of roots and hillbilly country music.

  • Sprowell

    Sprowell is an original folk, alternate country outfit based in Newcastle.  Writing and gigging in Australia since November 2010 Sprowell… Read more »

  • Rose and the Sea

    Hailing from Tamworth, Deanna Rose, has country in her bones, but she has definitely made it her own. Her delicate… Read more »

  • Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners

    Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners taps a style of Bluegrass/Oldtime/Irish neither frozen in the past nor experimenting with the… Read more »

  • Sunny and the Dark Corners

    Loaded with a repertoire of tough original and traditional Bluegrass & Acoustic music . Mick Moffitt, Robert Green and Cate… Read more »

  • The Three Marketeers

    The Three Marketeers feature Mandolinist extraordinaire Nigel Lever, amazing flatpick Guitarist Jimmy Rush, the expert Banjo picking of Jenny Shimmin… Read more »

  • The Martins

    The songs that make up Mike Martin ramble their way through all stops along the genres of Celtic, jazz, folk,… Read more »

  • Coolgrass

    Top-class bluegrass with a twist – Coolgrass make musical mischief with bluegrass – no sacred cows for these boys! In… Read more »

  • The Plough

    The Plough are an Old Time String Band that play high energy Appalachian style American Folk and Old Time Gospel…. Read more »

  • Stillhouse Union

    Stillhouse Union are a Sydney-based band, originally formed in 2014 as a trio (guitar, banjo and mandolin) and in true… Read more »

  • Dr. Stovepipe

    Doctor Stovepipe’s Aural medicament is compounded using the finest  in euphonious vocal harmony, fiddle, guitar and gut-string bass. Stovepipe turns… Read more »

  • Cat and Clint

    Straight out of Blackwood Victoria, Cat and Clint bring a library of songs and tunes from the old time cradle of the Appalachian region.

  • Whistle Dixie

    Whistle Dixie are a Newcastle based Country, folk and bluegrass trio who play a mix of original and cover songs… Read more »

  • Bluestone Junction return to the stage

    Some of Melbourne’s finest bluegrass musicians make up Bluestone Junction, including Chris Jacobs; one of Australia’s premier vocalists in the high-lonesome style. Mick Harrison’s driving banjo gives Bluestone Junction that old-style sound.
    Donal Baylor brings an authentic swing with his wonderful fiddle playing.
    Mike St Clair-Miller is a powerhouse bass player and great harmony singer
    Pete Fidler’s mandolin and dobro adds an extra layer of sweetness and blues to the mix