CMC Rocks isn’t just a festival, it’s a community
15.10.2019

CMC Rocks isn’t just a festival, it’s a community

Photo by Lachie Some

When?

Wednesday March 18 – Sunday March 22.

Where?

CMC Rocks goes down at Willowbank Raceway, Willowbank, about 45 minutes drive from Brisbane.

Who?

From the US come country heavyweights Miranda Lambert and Kip Moore while Morgan Evans leads the Aussie contingent. Outside of that, the likes of Billy Currington, Brothers Osborne, Lee Kernaghan, LANCO, Dustin Lynch, Adam Brand, Tim Hicks, Hardy, Jimmie Allen, Jeffrey Steele, Abby Anderson, Runaway June and The Wolfe Brothers will perform. Capping off the lineup come Mitchell Tenpenny, Kassi Ashton, Cassadee Pope, Felicity Urquhart, Jasmine Rae, Jordan Brooker, Niko Moon and heaps more.

VIP options?

CMC Rocks has launched an online fan community, The Drove, which offers pre-sale ticketing access and VIP options, opportunities to attend the launch party, competitions and exclusive content. Drove members will also have access to artist signings and meet and greet opportunities. Sign up here.

Make sure you bring

For camping punters don’t forget: Your ticket and ID, a tent, sleeping bag and pillow, food and drink (non-alcoholic), gas cookers are permitted for cooking up bacon and eggs in the morning, deck chairs, a raincoat/poncho, gum boots or cowboy boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera (SLR cameras are permitted) and a cowboy hat so you can fit right in!

The history

In its 13th year, CMC Rocks remains the most significant country and roots event the southern hemisphere has to offer. 2019 broke records with the festival selling 23,000 tickets in mere minutes of tickets going on sale and the festival boasts a star-studded honour roll including Tim McGraw, Kasey Musgraves, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan.

Australian country artists on all ends of the fame spectrum have appeared at CMC including our beloved Kasey Chambers, Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, Travis Collins, The McClymonts and Busby Marou.

The four-day festival alone has injected millions of dollars into the Queensland economy and is quickly becoming one of our nation’s most highly-regarded events.

The vibe

Get your dancing boots on and your cowboy hats a-ready, CMC Rocks is a combination of southern charm and good old-fashioned family fun in a real celebration of the country music scene. With over 23,000 country music enthusiasts packing out the Willowbank Raceway, the festival has a strong family friendly focus and relaxed nature. Instead of a rowdy mosh-pit, you will find a sea of deck chairs lining the open grass area.

CMC Rocks is more than a festival – it’s a community. Prepare for giant singalongs, over-the-top displays and Southern hospitality at this annual country music extravaganza.

Sustainability

CMC Rocks provide water stations around the festival site. CMC Rocks encourages all campers and patrons to respect the campsite and festival grounds by removing their camping equipment, belongings, and rubbish.

Must-sees

Artists: The bright and shining headliners, Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore, and Morgan Evans, are definite must-sees, but there are a few return acts that always put on a great show. Fan-favourite Adam Brand and Australia’s ARIA Hall of Famer and country icon Lee Kernaghan will be standouts. Our major pick of the bunch however, is former Hey Monday pop-punk frontwoman-turned-country-songstress, Cassadee Pope.

Experience: The meet and greet and artist signings tent is the ideal chance to get up close and personal to your favourite artists.

Transport

Train: Closest train running is to Ipswich. A free shuttle bus will be operating between the station and the festival site.

Bus: Southern Cross Transit will be running between Ipswich station and the festival site. Motel pick-ups are available from selected accommodation.

Tax/Uber: There will be a designated taxi and Uber drop-off area available.

Free Shuttle: A free shuttle will run between the festival to the Yamanto shops and Ipswich town centre and back for festival campers.

All transport information and timetables available here.

Tickets

Full Event and Single Day tickets differ depending on whether you’re in the adult (18+), youth (15-17yrs) or junior (4-14yrs) age group. There are also separate tickets for camping – all information can be found here.

If you don’t have the pennies on you right away, CMC Rocks have introduced a Time to Pay option so you can pay your ticket in instalments. More details here.

For the full rundown and to score your tickets, head to cmcrocks.com.