Yakka Park Music Festival will have a big dance floor, big acts, and a big fundraiser

The Yakka Park Music Festival will be back at Lucindale from Friday April 12 to Sunday April 14, and this year they're making sure that everyone can get on the dancefloor.

"It's doubled in size," festival co-organiser Jeff Davey said.

"We received some audience feedback last year, so this year as well as expanding the dancefloor, we'll also have a marquee out to the side so that there's more room in the venue (the Elad Shed)."

More room was certainly needed, after 2018 saw 140+ caravans camping at the park, and Mr Davey has had even more enquiries this year. 

"We've got a great line up, but this year we're going to be doing something different. We used to have all acts do 20 minute sessions, but this year we'll be having The Coads do a 2.5 hour set on Saturday after dinner. We're hoping that some people come out to just enjoy that on Saturday."

The Coads are Peter Coad, 'the Coad Sisters' (Virginia and Lynette) and Jim Hermel. Peter Coad has performed everywhere from the Sydney Opera House to the Birdsville races, and is considered one of Australia's top songwriters.

His sisters Virginia and Lynette have their own talents, with Virginia being an accomplished blues guitarist, and Lynette having exceptional talent with a harmonica.

Jim Hermel meanwhile is a classic rock guitarist, having worked with luminaries such as Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.

Popular favourites who will be returning include the Heartland Band, Justin Standley, Derani Sanders and The Hoffmans. New faces include Juliet Oliver, an up-and-coming young talent from McLaren Vale, and country star Sandi Dodd.

As well as being an event which boosts the economy of Lucindale, the Yakka Park Music Festival often has people touring the South East for a few days prior, explained Mr Davey.

"We have people coming from Adelaide and Victoria, and I tell them to take a trip to the Naracoorte Caves, check out the wineries, or go to the coast."

This year there will also be a raffle which will be raising funds for drought and flood relief through the local Lions Clubs. Some of the great prizes include a bundle featuring all the Yakka Park acts' CDs, and a polished black bowl made from a burl by the Redwood Butcher.

The talent search and walk-up, for aspiring musicians, is on Friday from 7pm. The two most successful acts will earn a set on the main stage. 

The main day of the festival is Saturday, with things kicking off at 9.30am, and The Coads playing their set from 7.30pm to 10pm. 

Sunday will start off with Gospel singing before things start to wind down around 3pm in the afternoon. 

There will be food and drinks on-site, including a barbecue on Friday and a roast on Saturday. On-site camping is only $15 per night, and this includes access to showers, toilets, rainwater, electricity, and a CMCA dump point. 

Admission prices are as follows:

Full weekend pass - $40

Friday - $5

Saturday (all day) - $35

Saturday (evening only) - $20

Sunday - $5

For more information visit www.yakkaparkmusicfestival.com or find them on Facebook.