Shadbolt ready to show country love

Caitlyn Shadbolt will perform at the Mundi Mundi Bash in April. PICTURE: SUPPLIED

Caitlyn Shadbolt says she’s a country girl at heart and is preparing to win over a few more when she visits the Far West this year.

The music star is among the notable list of artists that will perform at the Mundi Mundi Bash in April.

“I am very excited,” Shadbolt said. It’s great to have the chance to play for an audience that has probably not heard my name before, so there’s an opportunity to pinch some new fans.”

She is looking forward to feeling the high energy from an expected sold-out show that will host an estimated 10,000 people.

The atmosphere is not new to Shadbolt who got a taste of a large festival crowd after she performed at the Big Red Bash last year.

“It feels like I get to do that again in a different location,” she said.

“There’s a huge adrenalin rush…it’s great to play for such a supportive crowd.

“These opportunities are so few and far between, so it’s amazing.”

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The country musician made her breakthrough in 2014 as a finalist of the sixth season of the popular TV music contest X-Factor.

Since then, she’s had a number one album on the ARIA Country Album chart as well as a hit number-one single on the National Country Airplay Chart for over eight consecutive weeks.

Shadbolt said she is excited to take to the stage to play songs off her catalogue with the potential of giving showgoers an early listen to unreleased tracks.

“Everyone is there for the same reason, which is to listen to great music that makes for a great weekend,” she said.

“For the most part, I will play the songs already released. I am working on some new songs, so there’s a good chance I might road test some of them.”

She can select from her list of singles and two studio albums, Songs on My Sleeve and Stages.

Still in her mid-20s, the singer-songwriter said she is always looking to improve and is keen on mixing with seasoned artists on this year’s line-up.

“Gigs like this are very helpful, so I think it will be very good,” Shadbolt said.

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“I don’t think there have been many chances to have my name on the same bill as many of the artists – it’s very cool and very exciting.”

The Mundi Mundi Bash is set to take place on April 21-23.

For the full list of performers or more information, visit www.mundimundibash.com.au/home.

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