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CMC Rocks Qld in Ipswich: 2020 dates announced

Hot on the heels of the incredible success that was CMC Rocks Qld 2019, Australia’s premiere country and roots music festival will return to Willowbank in Ipswich from Wednesday 18 to Sunday 22 March 2020.

In its 13th anniversary 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, CMC Rocks merchandise tent and more.

Music for the event, which receives significant support from Ipswich City Council, 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 and 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.

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 Qld 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.”

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