Tickets are going fast for Dubbo's upcoming Under Western Skies Festival.
Nine bands will perform at the music festival, which has been organised by the Songwriters and Original Music Association of Dubbo (SOMAD) including headline acts Smith & Jones and Hatakaze.
There'll also be short films from the One Eyed Film Festival playing on a loop and visual works will be projected on the stables in the evening. Fresh Arts will launch an exhibition featuring 15 local artists in the function centre.
The event will also have craft beer and cider stalls, a coffee van, gourmet food and a dedicated kids area which will include a sand pit.
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Free tours of Dundullimal Homestead will also be available.
SOMAD president Fred Randell said because the event would be at Dundullimal Homestead ticket sales would be capped at 400.
"I'm pretty confident the way ticket sales are going we're going to hit that number soon," he said.
Performing at the Under Western Skies Festival are: Bathurst duo Smith & Jones, rock and roll band Hatakaze from Sydney, Orange troubadour Darren Smith, Gulgong's Daphne Brooks, alternative rock group Mannequin from Dubbo, 90s inspired Sunset Pass, electronic-pop performers Eraser and pop-rockers Turn on the Lights.
"It's great people go out and see their favourite bands from the 80s or 90s but often what they don't appreciate is new music that's being made right now," Mr Randell said.
Bands were invited submit application to be part of the festival. From there, Mr Randell said a line up was chosen that would work together.
The afternoon will start with younger bands, move on to more folk sounds and finish with rock, Mr Randell said.
The event has yet to be held, but the organisers are already planning to turn it into an annual event, growing it into something like VanFest in Forbes or Tunes on the Turf in Dunedoo.
It's also planned for a time of year when there's no large events being held. Mr Randell is hoping to turn Under Western Skies into a feature of the Dubbo calendar that encourages tourists to visit.
The Under Western Skies Festival will be held at Dundullimal Homestead on March 16.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for those aged between 10 and 17. More information is available at www.uwsfest.com.