Townsville’s Iconic Rock Fest Goes COUNTRY!
In the biggest announcement in the Townsville Rock Festival history, organisers can announce it will now transform the Townsville Rock Fest into “Country by day, Rock by night.’
Australian Country Music stars TROY CASSAR- DALEY, The McCLYMONTS, TONY COOK and BROOKE ‘ Josie’ ROBERTS will be joined by Voice winner JUDAH KELLY and Charters Towers group HOMEGROWN.
Event organiser Luke Wilson said the team were excited to announce the headline acts and reminded fans that they will have a big influence on who is the supporting local rock artist.
“We are sure the stellar line-up will entice people to travel to Townsville from all over the region to attend the Festival this year,” Mr Wilson said. “Country music has a huge following, so we thought why not bring the best of both worlds to our concert? We have spent the past months researching and the feedback from all our focus groups was to combine the both.”
Troy Cassar- Daley is a very successful artist, much adored by country music fans across Australia. Troy’s career has spanned studio albums over 30 years. Throughout this time he has received many accolades including 4 ARIA’s, 32 Golden Guitars, 2 APRA Country Song of the Year Awards, 9 Deadlys (Australian Indigenous Artist Awards)
The McClymonts have long been Australia’s best loved and most successful country group; with a stunning 20 hit singles, 2 Gold- Certified albums, 10 Golden Guitars – including 5 for Group or Duo of the Year – and 2 ARIAs for Best Country Album to their credit, along with a US Country Music Association Award for Global Artist of the Year. The trio’s three most recent releases each soared to the No. 1 spot on the Australian Country Albums Charts and broke into Top 10 spots on the ARIA All-genre Albums Charts.
The event has evolved from Not 2 Old 2 Dance which was born when a Townsville local was told to sit down at a concert because he was “too old to dance.” The event is still marketed as a night of great live music and nostalgia for 18+ festival – goers.
“We haven’t gone away from our original intent for this festival, which is to make a platform for charities to raise money, and to buy local and support local business. Everything generated from this concert will have a direct economic and social impact on our beautiful city,” says Luke.
Murray Sporting Complex AFL Grounds (Neil French Oval, home of the Hermit Park Tigers AFL Club)