MACKAY's biggest music festival is set to be a sell-out event, with just a handful of tickets left to buy.

River Sessions, organised by Adrian Young and Michael Delaney, is back again after a wildly successful 'comeback' event last year.

With a killer line-up - including Middle Kids, LDRU, Skegss, Illy, The Rubens and Amy Shark -festival-goers are in for a huge evening of entertainment.

This is everything you need to know about River Sessions 2019.


  • Located at Old Mulherin Park at the Mackay Harbour, the festival will kick off at 11am and finish at 10pm.
  • Transport buses will operate throughout the day, leaving from Rydges in the CBD.
  • The first bus will leave at 10.30am and the last bus will leave at 5pm.
  • Return buses will start taking patrons back to the city from 8.30pm.
  • Pick-up and drop-off zones for both taxis and personal vehicles will be located outside the festival gates.
  • Parking is available on Mulherin Drive or in the boat ramp carpark.


Festival map of Riversessions 2019.
Festival map of Riversessions 2019. Contributed.


  • There will be one entrance in and out of the festival.
  • Everyone must have a ticket to enter and there will be no pass outs. Once you are in, you cannot leave and come back.
  • You must bring current photo ID and be 15 years old or over to enter.
  • Unauthorised entry to the event (fence jumping, duplication of ticket etc etc) may result in a state-wide ban of up to three years and also handed over to police where charges may be laid for trespassing.
  • A handful of tickets will be available at the gates for last-minute buyers, but head to the River Sessions website if you don't want to miss out.
  • All bags will be checked, and only small bags will be allowed in.
  • Police and sniffer dogs will be at the entrance and inside the festival.
  • No bottles, cans, liquids, foods, weapons, lasers, fireworks, umbrellas, other prohibited items, illicit drugs and alcohol are permitted at the event.


  • A massive bar and nine food vendors will be set up at the event.
  • No drink tickets necessary, just cash or card.
  • ATMs will be located next to the bar, but 'tap and go' Eftpos machines are available at all food and drink tents.
  • Free water can be picked up from the JCU tent.
  • Minors are not permitted to access licensed areas/bars at the event.


There will be one main stage set up at Riversessions 2019.
There will be one main stage set up at Riversessions 2019. Mackay Regional Council.


  • Glitter tents and hair and make-up tents will be available for all your beauty needs.
  • An ambulance and first aid tent will be set up in case of an emergency.
  • Dozens of toilets, including the park toilet block will cater for the large crowd.


  • There is one main stage for all acts, to avoid clashes.
  • Maddi and the Hoopers will kick off at 11am and the final act, Amy Shark, will begin at 9pm.


Riversessions 2019 lineup.
Riversessions 2019 lineup. Contributed

To buy a ticket to the festival, head to the River Sessions website.