One of the South West’s most popular live music festivals is set to finally make its long-awaited comeback after years of being forced to pull the pin, with an exciting line-up of familiar faces already unveiled. The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival is coming back in 2023 after being cancelled for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 36th year of the festival is planned to make its return over three days from February 17, with Brooke McClymont, Adam Eckersley and The Bushwackers already announced to play at the festival. A full line-up of artists is expected to be released within coming weeks. The festival, which gives patrons the chance to camp out at the venue, will see live music on the main stage all weekend, along with a street carnival on the Saturday featuring local and emerging artists busking throughout the town site, children’s activities, and street theatre. Other activities planned include a ute and truck parade and muster on Saturday, followed by WA’s biggest bush poets breakfast and more live music on Sunday. Country Music Club of Boyup Brook president Daly Winter said he was excited the festival would now mark its 36th year. “Bring the family, kids, and a group of friends to enjoy this all-ages, relaxed country atmosphere on the banks of the Blackwood River, and get your early-bird tickets and camping spot quickly before they sell out,” he said. This year’s festival was called off just weeks before it was set to take place because of COVID restrictions, with artists scheduled to appear including the Little Lord Street Band, Tracey Barnett, Kathy Carver and JoKeria. The festival will start at the Blackwood River at 5pm on February 17 and run until the Sunday afternoon, with more than 25 hours of entertainment. Pre-sale festival and camping tickets are currently available.