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Gold N Notes Hoedown 2019.

Location: Cromwell Racecourse, Ord Road, Cromwell.
Region: Cromwell
Dates: Fri, 15 November 2019 - Sun, 17 November 2019 @ Daily.

  • Gold N Notes Hoedown 2019.

Central Otago’s hugely popular country music festival is back for its 33rd year with a fantastic lineup of talent over three days at the Cromwell Racecourse.

Country music lovers should prepare for hoarse voices, sore feet and late nights with a three-day festival coming to Cromwell.

Cromwell’s Gold ’n Notes Hoedown is one of the biggest events on the country music calendar. A record crowd of more than 900 people attended the Gold ‘n’ Hoedown in 2018 with over 90 artists singing the weekend away with along with more than 40 recording artists from all over NZ.

This year we have the 2019 NZ overall Gold Guitar Winner Jaydin Shingleton. He was a hit with everyone at our Hoedown in 2014 at only 14 years old! He came back again in 2017 and he said he would be back, and true to his word, he’ll be on stage this year. Also, we have Kevin Greaves and Kylie Austin from the far North. Both have been touring the States in the past couple of months so we should have a great showcase. You can also look forward to Lanae and Bruce Hill, Reg McTaggart, and the 14-year-old 2018 Junior New Zealand Country Entertainer of the Year, Josh Keating. They are all top NZ entertainers so our line-up for the showcase is looking excellent! Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for more updates.

This is a full weekend of entertainment including a little bit of busking in the business area and in the Cromwell Mall on Friday and also Saturday morning.

Friday: Busking in the town centre on Friday & Saturday morning.

            From 1 pm, Blackboard Artists and then 7 pm, jam session. 

Saturday: 10am-1.30pm, Blackboard Artists. 2pm -  5.30pm, Invited Artists. Tea Break.

                 7 pm -  late “COUNTRY SHOWCASE” FEATURING TOP NZ ARTISTS plus surprises. 

Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm Blackboard Artists Followed by the free for all jam session.

Tickets are available on-site from Friday morning (15th November 2019). 

Tickets will be available for sale on Friday morning at the Marquee. Weekend Pass $50.00, where would you get 3 full days and 3 nights of Music for that price? You can also purchase night passes and day passes should you not be able to stay the entire weekend for set prices ranging from $15-$20 and $25 depending on day or night. (No need to book tickets).

Any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact organisers/ sponsors of the Hoedown, Lynette or Mike Hedges on 03 445 4070 or 027 243 8655.


Cromwell Racecourse, Ord Road, Cromwell.