• 100% Home-Grown New Year’s Eve Countdown Concert


    Brought to you by: Festival of Lights, Highland FM and Southern Highland News.

    NYE Countdown Concert Promo

    Tickets are ON SALE NOW!…$25 per person…don’t miss out.



    7:00 PM – Mandy Julia
    8:00 PM – Ben Malone
    9:00 PM – Amber Kenny
    10:00 PM – Ross Webb and the Rusted Track

    Put on your dancing shoes and ring in the New Year with the big 100% HOME-GROWN NEW YEAR’S EVE COUNTDOWN CONCERT, under the magical light displays in Corbett Gardens Bowral, Saturday the 31st December 2022.


    Bring a picnic basket of your favourite food and drink and get set to enjoy a wonderful night’s entertainment:

    7:00 PM – MANDY JULIA:

    Mandy Julia – Lie To Me

    Mandy Julia grew up immersed in music and singing. She found her way to Sydney in her twenties, singing originals in pubs in the backstreets of the Inner West and was also in demand as a smooth and sultry jazz singer for glitzy weddings and events around Sydney Harbour and the Eastern suburbs.

    Mandy’s working career has been as a writer and journalist, however lockdown saw a return to her musical roots. Recording and releasing original music, she also rediscovered her love for sharing the Great American Songbook with audiences.

    She has also returned to the stage in Sydney and Canberra, enlivening audiences with her love of song.  Mandy will start of the evening’s entertainment with her smooth and soulful voice and songs you can swing to.

    8:00 PM – BEN MALONE:

    Ben Malone – In The Dark

    Ben Malone started learning guitar as a six year old, joined junior school bands and combined with his parents to play music at their local church.

    Since that time, Ben has become a well-known and popular performer in the Southern Highlands featuring regularly at venues throughout the region.

    Beyond the Highlands, he has toured nationally with singer, songwriter Hollie Col, as drummer and backing vocalist. He has performed with Pete Murray, Icehouse, Winterbourne, 19-Twenty, and Kodaline (UK) and at a recent festival which featured The Rubens, Spiderbait, Middle Kids and Skeggs.

    Ben continues to grow his works and expertise as a songwriter and has the ability to convey emotion and message through his words and performance. Ben Malone is no doubt a highly talented multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter which will ensure his success in the Australian music scene. 

    A highly recommended performer who loves to entertain.

    9:00 PM – AMBER KENNY: 

    Amber Kenny – Keeping It Together

    Amber Kenny’s love of music began in the Blue Mountains prior to relocating to the Southern Highlands with her family, horses and Maton guitar.

    A late arrival on the music scene, Amber picked up her guitar in 2014 to finally compose the songs that had been “sitting inside” her for many years. Her natural vocal rawness and beauty creates beguiling melodies with honest lyricism that illustrates a gift beyond her years of experience.

    Her passion as a singer songwriter is borne from hours of listening to Lauryn Hill, Tina Harrod, Melissa Etheridge, Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin, all of whom she’s lovingly studied as well as experiencing their live performances.

    Amber has a distinctive roots orientated sound that thrills and delights audiences.


    Ross Webb & The Rusted Track – You Should Probably Leave

    Ross began performing just over 6 years ago and what a ride it has been. Being an avid Country Music fan and influenced by Artists such as Zac Brown, Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson and co, he began performing with his wife Sharon and good friend Owen. Since then, Ross Webb and the Rusted Track have been fine tuning their show around the Highlands and Southern NSW followed by their loyal fan base.

    His journey has already encapsulated much more than he could have ever expected and includes album releases and several singles charting in the UK/Europe and Australia.

    Now with a couple of singles released with accompanying videos, Ross continues to develop his song writing skills on his journey into the music landscape.

    Ross Webb and the Rusted Track are seen regularly performing around the region playing covers from the 60’s to the present plus their own original material.

    A great band that will get you dancing your night away.

    Tickets are ON SALE NOW!…$25 per person…don’t miss out.


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