CMC Rocks, the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest country and roots music festival, is back again in 2016 at the picturesque Willowbank Raceway site in south-east Queensland in March.
Jason Aldean, one of the biggest superstar acts in American music, will headline CMC Rocks. Also making their first trip down under, Florida Georgia Line are the current ACM and CMA Duo of the Year. “I Don’t Dance” hitmaker Lee Brice will return to the festival, after blowing crowds away with his debut performance this March. The 2016 lineup is set to rock the site at Willowbank, near Ipswich. The list includes Brantley Gilbert (USA), Kip Moore (USA), Tyler Farr (USA), Blackjack Billy (USA), Kelsea Ballerini (USA), Chase Rice (USA), The Cadillac Three (USA), The Road Hammers (Can), Tim Hicks (Can), CAM (USA) and Drake White and the Big Fire (USA).
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 March 2016.
The Ipswich Festival features a cultural and arts program as diverse and exciting as any on offer throughout the country. Combining local performers with the nation’s best, with entertainment ranging from the extremely popular Street Parade, to the exclusive black tie Mayor’s Festival Ball, with multicultural Global Fiesta and programs exclusively for children, the Festival includes Art Exhibitions, Theatre, Street Art, Craft Exhibitions, Orchestral Concerts and the acclaimed Jazz, Wine and Blues Day.
7 – 24 April 2016.
The Ipswich Winter Racing Carnival kicks off in May and finishes with the biggest day of the year on the Ipswich racing calendar – Ipswich Cup Day on 13th June. It’s a great day for social networking, with fashions on the field, bands, and of course the horses and racing. Set yourself up in one of the many hospitality marquees or take a couple of picnic rugs and pick a spot on the lawn overlooking the winning post.
Saturday 18 June 2016.
GOODNA JACARANDA FESTIVAL
The Goodna Jacaranda Festival is held at Evan Marginson Park, Goodna on the last weekend in October. The park is surrounded by Jacaranda trees, some of which were planted as early as 1932 during the Great Depression. Each year as they burst into bloom the festival comes alive.
28 – 30 October 2016.