Winton Way Out West Festival



It's there whenever Australians want to quell their fears, steel their resolve, express their joy, celebrate their victories or lament their defeats. As our unofficial national anthem, 'Waltzing Matilda' has inspired a nation and this April, Australia celebrates the re-opening of the iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre in Winton with the biggest inland music and culture festival ever held in Queensland, Winton's Way Out West Fest. Bringing together artists from country, pop, rock and blues, the first annual Winton's Way Out West Fest presents Jessica Mauboy, John Williamson, The Living End, Kip Moore (USA), Lee Brice (USA), Sheppard, Busby Marou, Russell Morris, The Black Sorrows, Pierce Brothers and more to be announced playing across the four-day festival from April 19-22.

The Waltzing Matilda Centre is the first museum in the world dedicated to a song. 'Waltzing Matilda' was written by 'Banjo' Paterson whilst holidaying in Winton on Dagworth Station. Legend has it that this song was first performed in public at North Gregory Hotel. Opened in 1998 and becoming an icon of the area, the centre was destroyed by fire in 2015. The brand new $22 million Waltzing Matilda Centre was designed by award winning Cox Architects and built by A Gabrielli will once again become the heartbeat of the outback when it re-opens with Winton's Way Out West Fest in April 2018.