Monday, October 21st, 2013

Norfolk Island Country Music Association has pulled out all the stops for their 21st anniversary program and line-up. Hot headliner Darren Coggan from Australia joins Patsy Riggir from New Zealand. Guest artists Tamara Stewart, Victoria Baillie and Baylou from Australia, Eddie Low, Craig Adams, Annette Hawkins, Kylie Austin and Kylie Price from New Zealand will also meet and perform on this South Pacific isle.  

Fans say there’s a reason they keep coming back to Norfolk Island. The island is small so the experience is up close and personal, they have the chance to mix and mingle one on one with performers at a special platinum pass lunch and through the week and it’s the relaxed island vibe which is nothing short of enchanting for fans and headliners alike.

Darren Coggan’s professional career started in 1999 since starring as “Richie Cunningham” in the World Premiere Mega Musical “Happy Days” he has added many feathers to his cap including winning his first Golden Guitar at the 2001 Toyota Country Music Awards in Australia and numerous appearances on Australian television and musicals. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Darren was awarded the ‘Centenary Medal’ – ‘For Services to Australian Society’ in 2003. This same year, he released his second album, "Balancing Act", for which he was awarded ‘Australian Independent Male Vocalist of the Year’. In 2010 Darren kicked off “Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story” and then continued to play every major venue in Australia on a national tour.

Darren is joined by Tamara Stewart. After the release of her first album ‘The Way The World Is’ in 2001, Singer/Songwriter Tamara has been at the forefront of Country Music talent and brings a special dimension to next year’s festival. With numerous awards, Golden Guitar nominations, and winning her first Golden Guitar at this year’s Country Music Awards in Tamworth, Tamara will captivate her audience with her superb vocals and incredible musical talent.

Special appearances from previous Trans-Tasman Entertainer of the Year winners including Victoria Baillie, Annette Hawkins, Kylie Austin and Kylie Price are also sure to impress. Teamed with a smashing line up from New Zealand including renowned long-time favourite Patsy Riggir the Norfolk Country Music festival offers a unique melding of Trans-Tasman talent.

Register now to take advantage of the special packages on offer with local travel specialist The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island. Special travel packages have just been released with prices starting from $1059 per person ex Brisbane (17-24 May or 20-27 May) and $1099 per person ex Sydney (16-23 May or 19-26 May) twin share for a seven night stay. Prices includes return ‘seat + bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island, pre-paid airline taxes, meet & greet at the Norfolk airport, 7 night’s twin share accommodation, 7 days car hire (car hire surcharge $20 per day and petrol extra), discount shopping card, complimentary mini- golf and complimentary ‘A Walk in the Wild’.  Prices are current today and subject to change without notice. Conditions apply.

 For more information contact The Travel Centre, Norfolk Island on toll free phone 1800 1400 66 email [email protected] fax 0011 6723 23205 or visit us at

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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Norfolk Island Travel Centre is an award winning travel agency that specialises in quality, personalised travel. Norfolk has a unique beauty of its own, with its renowned tall majestic pines, sheer cliff faces, coral reefs and beautiful beaches. Almost one third of the island is devoted to National Parks and Reserves. But Norfolk Island is far more than a picturesque island in the South Pacific, it is paradise with a past. What was once a convicts’ nightmare is now the tranquil home of the descendants from the Mutiny on the Bounty, who have their own unique culture and their own language. There is much to see and do on Norfolk Island: fascinating historic tours, see Kingston which is a World Heritage Listed area,outdoor re-enactments of the Bounty Mutiny (with parts played by actual descendants of Fletcher Christian), ‘Light and Sound’ shows, eco-tours, glass bottom boat coral reef trips, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, dining out in the numerous fine restaurants, bush walking, scenic horse riding, golf on what has been called the world’s most beautiful golf course, bowls, tennis, and squash. Take advantage of Norfolk's tax-free shopping or perhaps simply take some time out to relax and enjoy Norfolk's peaceful existence.

Rebecca Christian, Norfolk Island Travel Centre
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10
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Norfolk Island Travel Centre

Christan Davies
P: AU 1800 1400 66 or NZ 0800 0088 10


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