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Ridin' Hearts Festival 2023

Ridin' Hearts Festival 2023

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Event space: Town Square
Event type: Festivals
Date: Sunday 5 November 2023
Opening hours: 1:30PM - 9:30PM
Pedestrian entry: Gate 1A
Vehicle entry: Gate 7

Ridin’ Hearts Festival is a fresh twist on country music. It’s not your regular hoedown, it’s a one-day music extravaganza for loyal country fans, the country curious, and any music lover. 

Set to take place as the weather heats up and summer creeps in, Ridin’ Hearts will bring the vibrant spirit of country music to the city like never before, taking place just moments from the Sydney and Melbourne CBD’s. 

Complete with two stages, experiential bars, market stalls, mouth-watering food to satisfy every craving, plus some of the best local and international artists around, Ridin’ Hearts is raising a glass to all things country. 

So, grab your boots and dust off your hat, Ridin’ Hearts is ready to create memories that will last a lifetime.


Bailey Zimmerman
Danielle Bradbery
Sam Barber
Matt Schuster
Alana Springsteen
Sara Berki
Zac & George

Ticket Information

Jolene’s Diamond Ticket – 18+: $379*
General Admission – 18+: $179*

There is also a range of hotel + ticket packages available. Visit for more information.


Sound levels

Sound levels will be monitored by an accredited acoustic engineer to ensure sound meets the SEPP N2 guidelines. We advise that the EPA regulations do mean music from the site will be audible; however, you should be able to hold normal conversations without being affected.

A directional sound system will be used to minimise the emission of sound to residential areas. In addition to the main event, sound checks will be made throughout the event day.

Traffic and transport
Attendees are being encouraged to use public transport to access these events. Traffic delays are likely and those driving through the area during these periods are encouraged to allow extra travel time where possible.

A Traffic Management Plan will be in place to manage traffic in and around Melbourne Showgrounds for the festival. We expect traffic disruptions will occur on Sunday 5 November between the hours of 1:30pm –2pm and from 9pm until 10.30pm.
Melbourne Showgrounds work with local council, VicRoads, and Victoria Police to keep these disruptions to a minimum.

Parking in the events area
Residents in the events area are reminded to place their permits or temporary parking vouchers on their cars. Parking enforcement officers will patrol the events area during this event. Please contact Moonee Valley City Council on 9243 8888 to report any parking issues. Officers will investigate complaints and issue infringements where required.

Event & Accessible car parking will be available on site at Melbourne Showgrounds, via Gate 7 on Leonard Crescent.  

Community hotline
The community hotline will be operating from 11:30am until 1030pm on Sunday 5 November to take calls from residents and businesses on any concern relating to local amenity (waste, traffic, parking, and noise) issues.
Should you be concerned about any of these issues, please don’t hesitate to contact:
• prior to the event - Melbourne Showgrounds on 9281 7444.
• on Sunday 5 November - the Community Hotline on 9258 4100.

It may be necessary to provide your details when calling the hotline. Your call will be documented and if required the appropriate response personnel will be instructed to attend the address/site and respond to the request.



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Getting here

Transport & Car Parking

Car Parking

Parking is $20 per vehicle accessible via Gate 7 off Leonard Cresent

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Arriving by Bus

Bus No. 472 (Williamstown to Moonee Ponds) stops along Langs Road and Epsom Road.

Bus No. 404 (Footscray to Moonee Ponds) stops on the corner of Epsom and Ascot Vale Roads.

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Arriving by Tram

Tram No. 57 (Elizabeth Street City, to West Maribyrnong) stops at Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre (stop 32) on Epsom Road, a short 3 minute walk from Gate 1 of Melbourne Showgrounds.

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Arriving by Train

Trains will not be running directly to Melbourne Showgrounds station for this event.

Take the Craigieburn line to Newmarket Station, then catch Tram No. 57 away from the city to Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre (stop 32) on Epsom Road.

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