Walcha showground will be buzzing with activity this weekend when Bobby Jack's Festival returns for its second year.
A spread of up-and-coming and established musicians, with a carnival-like atmosphere, awaits visitors to the event, which runs over Friday night and Saturday.
Festival curator Hugh Cook said the 2019 bill was impressive, now with two main stages for smoother transitions between sets and a production scale that was "much bigger this year".
First up, on Friday night, musicians will have the impetus to Get Out Of Your Garage for the showcase in the Geodesic Dome from 5pm to 9pm.
Sideshow liaison Stef Cook said Saturday's main event would "step it up a notch, and the carnival will come to town" from 11am.
Market vendors will range from food to jewellery, books, records, Indigenous artworks and leather craft.
There will be free fun for young festivalgoers, including a giant slide, jumping castle, giant lawn games, face painting and a kids' craft area, plus an interactive bubble station.
On the two main stages, an eclectic line-up of bands of various genres will entertain.
"Between bands, you'll be able to take dance workshops by Bellydance Earth & Sky, and join in for the basic kids' puppet-making workshop by the Squeaking Tribe Marionettes," Ms Cook said.
Mr Cook said organisers had "managed to lock in some of the New England's most exciting up-and-coming bands, as well as a few out-of-towners".
One of the latter is headliner William Crighton and band; Mr Cook said Crighton had made a name for himself for "his passion and the intensity he brings to his live performances".
Other, closer-to-home acts will be uniGlo, Goldheist, The Tambourine Girls, Donna Amini, Captain Tragic, The Warts, The Graceless and The Lanterns - all either current or former locals.
The music styles will range from swamp rock to heavy metal, alternative country and even spirituals.