Townsville Rock Fest Goes Country

Townsville Rock Fest has a new look and new format for 2018 – it has Gone Country.

The event will feature headline acts The McClymonts and Troy Cassar-Daley, alongside last year’s winner of The Voice, Judah Kelly; contestants from this year’s Team Jonas, Homegrown; Charters Towers country musician Tony Cook; Townsville’s Brook ‘Josie’ Roberts, and Townsville rock outfit Bad Influence.

For the first time, the event – which began as Not 2 Old 2 Dance in 2012 – will be open to all ages. There will also be a Show & Shine event for bikes and cars, with prizes for best in show.

In spite of Bureau of Meteorology predictions for a low-intensity heatwave across much of Queensland this weekend, the event will still go ahead from 12.30pm, with event organisers promising relief from the heat with shade across the venue from 3pm.

“We have had people contacting us with enquiries from across the state – from as far south as Brisbane and as far west as Mount Isa, so we’re really excited to see what kind of turnout we get,” Event Manager Marion Lawrence said.

“We have a fantastic team of volunteers and sponsors who have helped bring the event together. It’s a community event run by the community, so we are really happy with the level of support we’ve received.”

Townsville Rock Fest – Gone Country will be held on Saturday 27thOctober at the AFL Grounds in Murray.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, for $59 for adults, $29 for pensioners/concessions and children 12-17 years. Children under 12 are free. Visit the official web site for more information.

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