The Under Western Skies music festival is returning in March after selling out at last year's inaugural event.
Under Western Skies is organised by the Songwriters and Original Musicians Association Dubbo. It's a festival that focus on original music from local bands.
SOMAD president Fred Randell has already announced five acts for the show: Shane Riley, who is well known for his covers but will be sharing his original songs; Irene Halloran from Mudgee who performed at Zoocoustic last year; well-known local band One Proud Monkey, who will perform their final show; blues/rock band Unclaimed Millions and rock/pop group Civil Hands.
Mr Randell said it was exciting and somewhat sad to be hosting One Proud Monkey's final gig.
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"They'll go off with a bang no doubt. This is the last chance for Dubbo folks to see an iconic Dubbo band that has been part of the scene for more than seven years now," he said.
"Very exciting" headliners will also be announced soon.
Despite the event growing, Mr Randell said the focus would always been on musicians from the region.
"Even in the future if we've got a really big name headlining we still want it to be about local people and local music. We want to inspire new bands in Dubbo to say 'hey, we want to play Under Western Skies, that's our end goal'. That's our dream," he said.
SOMAD also wants to ensure the event remains affordable for everyone. Currently, first release tickets are $25 for adults and $12.50 for juniors. Children 9-years-old and under can attend for free.
Mr Randell encouraged people to get in quickly. The event will be held at Dundullimal Homestead and have a capacity of 800 people.
"We were pleasantly surprised by the support we got from Dubbo locals and people travelling from the region last year," he said.
"We weren't sure how an original music festival would go in Dubbo and if people would embrace it. But we sold out tickets on the day and we had so many people turning up that unfortunately we had to be turning people away because we hit capacity."
Like last year, Under Western Skies will not just be about the music. There will be food and drink vendors, kids entertainment and art.
"When we looked at having a festival we didn't want it just to be for music lovers, we wanted it to be for families to come and have a good time," Mr Randell said.
"What we were looking for was a festival vibe, rather than just trying to be a pure music festival. But at the heart of it, it was about supporting original, regional music."
With one year of experience under their belt, the festival organisers are hoping to make everything just a little better than last year.
"We don't want to make it so big that people can't have a good time. We just want to look at every individual piece and say 'how can we do this a little bit better? Make it a little bit shinier?'," Mr Randell said.
Under Western Skies will be held at Dundullimal Homestead on Saturday, March 21. Tickets and more information are available at uwsfest.com.