CMC ROCKS QLD | 2020 DATES ANNOUNCED
AUSTRALIA’S PREMIERE COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
RETURNS TO WILLOWBANK IN 2020
WHERE: WILLOWBANK, IPSWICH QLD
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 18*, THURSDAY 19*,
FRIDAY 20, SATURDAY 21 & SUNDAY 22 MARCH 2020
*Campers entrance only
“The most ultimate party…”– Carly Pearce
“No matter how many beers (they) drink, they’re always super nice… They get happy, then they get rowdy, then they go to bed and they do it all over again.”– Thomas Rhett
Hot on the heels of the incredible success that was CMC ROCKS QLD 2019, it can today be announced that Australia’s premiere country and roots music festival will return to Willowbank, Ipswich from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 March 2020.
In it’s 13thAnniversary year, CMC Rocks will offer more than ever, returning with an extended festival program, along with a slew of market stalls, food and drink outlets, Rocks merch tent and more. Music will kick off exclusively for campers in the Jack Daniel’s Garden Bar at 4pm on Wednesday 18 March.
The most anticipated annual event on the country music calendar, CMC Rocks each year offers an opportunity for music lovers to get close to their favourite local and international artists, from the famed Songwriters Shows, to the Artist Signings Tent and exclusive Meet & Greet opportunities!
2020 will once again see the festival expand capacity to cater for incredible demand; with a daily attendance of 23,000 in 2019. Additional camping space has been secured for 2020, meaning that even more Rocks fans will be able to take in the full festival experience from Wednesday afternoon.
At CMC Rocks, the ultimate country music experience greets fans from across Australia and around the world. With too many highlights to list, festivalgoers were this year treated to the perfect mix of food, fun and frivolity, with the Regatta Boatshed Restaurant, along with brand new Pimm’s Pamper Bar, BBQ Mafia, Carlton Dry House. Plus lots more!
Headlined by US superstars Florida Georgia Line, the event delivered memorable moments across 4 full days; from Cam’s surprise appearance during Thomas Rhett’s Saturday night set, to multiple on-stage shooeys, and Friday afternoon’s downpour -- which didn’t deter the crowds from enjoying one of the festival’s most anticipated sets -- global powerhouse Luke Combs on his return Rocks visit.
Nominated once again for a Helpmann Award for Best Contemporary Festival, CMC Rocks QLD is fast becoming one of the most highly regarded annual events in the country.
2019 saw CMC Rocks create history, selling out over 23,000 tickets within moments of going on sale, with crowds travelling from as far as Canada, Qatar, UK and USA to attend the four-day event, injecting millions of dollars into the Queensland economy, double that of 2018.
Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister, Kate Jones, said the event was a highlight on the state’s events calendar.
“This year’s CMC Rocks QLD demonstrated yet again that this state is the home of country music in Australia,” Ms Jones said.
“We’re also the home of major events and the 2020 CMC Rocks Queensland promises to be another bumper affair, attracting music fans by the thousands to southeast Queensland and providing a great boost to the region’s economy.”
WATCH THE CMC ROCKS QLD 2019 FESTIVAL WRAP VIDEO HERE!
The southern hemisphere’s most significant country and roots event, CMC Rocks has over the years hosted world-class sets from international music icons like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson to Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. Complemented each year by an array of Australia’s most prolific stars and exciting up-and-comers, including Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Travis Collins, The McClymonts, Morgan Evans, Busby Marou and more, CMC Rocks never fails to deliver the very best of country music to local music fans.
The Queensland Government is proud to support CMC Rocks QLD through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, showcasing Australia’s best live events in Australia’s best destinations.
2020 is sure to pack a punch for CMC Rocks festival-goers, showcasing the best that country and roots music has to offer, in an unforgettable festival setting.
Stay tuned for the full CMC Rocks QLD 2020 Artist Lineup – Coming September!
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