Lee Kernaghan is one of the headline acts at the inaugural Mackay country music festival. Photo: Craig Warhurst / The Gympie Times
Lee Kernaghan is one of the headline acts at the inaugural Mackay country music festival. Photo: Craig Warhurst / The Gympie Times

‘NQ strap yourselves in, live music is back’

The list is in and it's big.

Lee Kernaghan, Mackay's Graeme Conners and the Wolfe Brothers are among the headline acts performing at the region's inaugural country music fest later this year.

Tickets go on sale today coinciding with the release of the full line up for QCCS presents NQ's Rock'n Country music festival on August 20-22.

The Wolfe Brothers. Picture: ALEXIS D. LEA PHOTOGRAPHY
The Wolfe Brothers. Picture: ALEXIS D. LEA PHOTOGRAPHY

"We are expecting tickets to sell quickly, we have received a lot of interest through our Facebook page and there was also a high percentage of those who bought tickets last year keep them for the 2021 event," Event organiser Geoff Baguley, from Yeehaa Events, said.

"Numbers will be capped to comply with COVID restrictions, so we are encouraging people to buy early to secure tickets."

Mr Baguley said the interest that he received from artists was overwhelming with so many inquiries about performing at the event.

Musician Graeme Connors, left, with NQs Rock'n'Country organiser Geoff Baguley. Picture: Kirili Lamb
Musician Graeme Connors, left, with NQs Rock'n'Country organiser Geoff Baguley. Picture: Kirili Lamb

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"It just goes to show how much talent we hold, not just in Australia but in North Queensland," he said.

"We have extended the festival to be a three-day event as this allowed us to be able to have more performers for the duration of the weekend." 

Country music artist Jayne Denham said with the festival on hold for more than 12 months, the band and herself were excited to bring not only new music but a killer new show.

"NQ strap yourselves in, live music is back and it's going to be big," Ms Denham said.

 

Lee Kernaghan.
Lee Kernaghan.

Anyone who buys a three-day event ticket before the end of March will go into the draw to win one of 50 Meet and Greet tickets, which include a meet and greet opportunity with each of the headliners over the three days.

QCCS manager Craig Bogaarts said they were very proud to support Mackay's first three-day country music festival.

"With the outstanding mix of artists, and those behind the scenes bringing this event to life, it promises to be an event worth adding to your social calendar," Mr Bogaarts said.

Tickets can be purchased from the NQ's Rock'n Country website.

 

The full line up includes:

Lee Kernaghan.

Zoe McLellan

Keely Johnson

Lloyd Saunders

Damien Agius

Alyssa Brache 

Tommy Contor

Route 33

Cass Hopetoun

 Luke Gieger

Jody Direen 

Raechel Whitchurch 

Brad Butcher

Sara Storer

Christie Lamb 

James Blundell 

Melanie Dyer

Deep Creek Road 

Graeme Connors

Adam Harvey 

Fanny Lunsden 

Jasmine Rae

Jayne Denham

 Wolfe Brothers 

Shane Nicholson 

Troy Cassar-Daley 

Sunny Cowgirls

 

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