LUKE BRYAN (USA) – DARIUS RUCKER (USA)
KELSEA BALLERINI (USA)
DUSTIN LYNCH (USA) – OLD DOMINION (USA) – DAN + SHAY (USA)
BUSBY MAROU – DEAN BRODY (CAN) – RANDY HOUSER (USA)
BRETT YOUNG (USA) – STEVE FORDE – BROTHERS OSBORNE (USA)
LUKE COMBS (USA) – TRAVIS COLLINS – THE SUNNY COWGIRLS
RUSSELL DICKERSON (USA) – DAVISSON BROTHERS BAND (USA)
HIGH VALLEY (CAN) – RYAN FOLLESE (USA) – GORD BAMFORD (CAN)
TROY KEMP – JODY DIREEN (NZ) – CHRISTIE LAMB – KAYLEE BELL (NZ) MELANIE DYER – MISSY LANCASTER – BAYLOU – MUSTERED COURAGE
THE VIPER CREEK BAND – JAYNE DENHAM – CASEY BARNES
ROUTE 33 – RACHAEL FAHIM
THURSDAY 15* – SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018
WILLOWBANK, IPSWICH QLD
*Campers entrance only
Information at www.cmcrocks.com
In an unprecedented feat, CMC Rocks QLD has today solidified its title as the biggest country and roots festival in the Southern Hemisphere, completely selling out in record time.
Tickets to the four-day festival were snapped up within an hour of going on sale at 9am AEST this morning, with country music lovers coming out in force to snare their chance to see the world’s hottest country artists across an anticipated weekend of music, camping and fun in March 2018.
“CMC Rocks fans are the best audience, and are super passionate about this festival”, said Festival Director, Rob Potts. “Today, they get to celebrate Australian country music history with us. The biggest and fastest sold out country music event ever in Australia. Thank you CMC Rocks fans!”
Michael Chugg, Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment, said “To say we were taken by surprise this morning is an understatement. To sell out in less than an hour is an amazing testament to the growth of the country music genre in Australia. We are all very proud, and are looking forward to our eleventh year, and the most amazing line-up yet”.
Festival organisers responded to overwhelming demand, increasing capacity from 15,000 to 18,000 for 2018’s event, which will be headlined by two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, on his debut Australian visit. Darius Rucker and Kelsea Ballerini, along with local duoBusby Marou and a phenomenal line-up of the very best artists the genre has to offer will hit the CMC Rocks stage between Thursday 15th and Sunday 18th March 2018.
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 and Little Big Town. Complemented each year by an array of Australia’s most prolific stars and exciting up-and-comers, including Lee Kernaghan, Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Morgan Evans, Caitlyn Shadbolt and more, CMC Rocks never fails to deliver the best of country music to local music fans.
2018 is set to be the biggest CMC Rocks ever, with over 18,000 fans preparing to descend on Willowbank across four days in March, to enjoy the very best that country and roots music has to offer in a unique second-to-none festival setting.
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.