Voices@Henty set to unearth talented young musicians

August 1, 2013

If you love music, living in the country and have sung the Henty Machinery Field Days song since you were a kid, then Voices@Henty is for you.

Henty’s very own talent discovery event is designed for rural and regional unsigned musicians and performers aged under 25, giving them exposure on a scale never dreamt of.

Voices@Henty will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 12.30pm on the main stage at Farm Gate, on the southern side of the field days.

Headlining Voices@Henty is one of Australia’s most accomplished musicians and a finalist on Channel Nine’s hugely popular television show The Voice, Nick Kingswell.

Nick has worked with the likes of Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Lee Kernaghan, Thirsty Merc, James Reyne and Jessica Mauboy.

He will be part of the judging panel, perform live at Henty and provide valuable industry mentoring to the winners.

The winning band or soloist will take home $500 in cash courtesy of Henty Machinery Field Days, a recording session with Albury Sound and Lighting, and additional industry mentoring courtesy of Allison’s Music, Wagga Wagga.

The runner-up will receive an acoustic guitar courtesy of megasmusic.com.au, of Wodonga, while each of the finalists will receive a gift voucher, also courtesy of megasmusic.com.au

The winners will receive exposure through support from EDGE FM, 2AY, Southern Cross Austereo, The Border Mail and WIN TV, be interviewed on Henty’s on-air radio station, and be part of Henty’s extensive media coverage.

To help celebrate Henty’s 50th anniversary, entrants are asked to submit a recording of their version or interpretation of the famous Henty jingle.

It could be rock, pop, rap, hip hop, jazz, classic or country, or even a rendition on the bagpipes or piano accordion – whatever inspires you!

Six finalists will be chosen to perform on the main stage at Henty on September 17. Finalists must perform a song (can be their own interpretation) from the 1960s in keeping with Henty’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Artists will also be asked to perform a song of their own choice for judging.

Voices@Henty will be hosted by V8 Supercars Television reporter Kylie King with a panel of judges from the music industry.

Entrants can enter on-line at www.hmfd.com.au with entries closing on September 1, 2013.

Now regarded as the single biggest agricultural event in southern Australia, Henty is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary on September 17-19.


Entrants can enter on-line at hmfd.com.au with entries closing on September 1, 2013. Full term and conditions can be Viewed here

Entries can be submitted on a entry form located on the ‘Event Information’ on the main menu Click here.

And, for those who can’t remember the words to the Henty jingle, here they are:

“There’s movement in the country, for the word is goin’ round
The professionals are coming into town,
For the Henty Machinery Field Days,
They’re comin’ in for miles around,
Bringing tractors and trailers, seeders and balers,
Tractors, four wheel drives and ploughs,
Bringing headers and scrapers and big cultivators,
With experts who can show a man how.
And 50,000 people will be comin’ too
Seeing things for better or for worse
Cause everybody knows if a farmers goin’ places,
He goes to Henty field days first.


Goin’ to the Henty field days,
A lot of good people there,
See you at the Henty field days
There’s nothin’ like it anywhere.’’