Musos near and far are tuning up for the Whittlesea Country Music Festival.

Festival-goers can enjoy some big-name headliners such as The Black Sorrows, The Girls of Country and Christy Lamb in the evening after a day of fun with the family.

Fans of the boot-skooting music can spend the day working their way through a range of activities on offer.

It all kicks off on February 12 with an opening party at the Whittlesea Bowls Club featuring a performance from Baylou.

Entertainment starts from 10am at Whittlesea Secondary College with a talent competition aimed at discovering new local talent with $500 of prizemoney up for grabs. A twilight concert at Whittlesea’s Walker Reserve will close out the festival with a spectacular fireworks display from 9pm.

Performers on the night also include local singers Amber Lawrence, Christie Lamb and Alyce Simmonds.

“We love having the opportunity to showcase all our local musical talent and charming Whittlesea at the same time,” festival vice-president David Watson said.

“We invite everyone to come down for a fantastic day. There will be a variety of tasty food and drinks from local vendors on-site.”