Country music legend Lee Kernaghan is one of the acts headlining NQ’s Rockn’ Country music festival in Mackay in 2020.
Country music legend Lee Kernaghan is one of the acts headlining NQ’s Rockn’ Country music festival in Mackay in 2020.

Australia’s Boy from the Bush headlines Mackay event

COUNTRY music fans from the wider Mackay region can look forward to an exciting opportunity in 2020.

Country music legend Lee Kernaghan will headline a two-day festival at the Mackay showgrounds in August 2020.

But he is not the only one. Rockn’ Country festival organiser Geoff Baguley said more than one big name in country music would be announced in the lead-up to the event.

Baguley said the showgrounds venue would be more suited to the singer.

“There is just something about a country music festival outdoors,” he said.

“The party atmosphere and the solidarity of the attendees is incredible. The relationships and friendships that are formed during the weekend are unforgettable.

Baguley said the decision to go ahead with the event was a “no-brainer”.

Mackay and surrounding region residents love country music and to be able to bring a big Australian headliner like Lee Kernaghan to Mackay for a country music festival is a great opportunity.

“Lee will be accompanied by 13 other artists including local musicians and up-and-comers in the industry,” he said.

“We want to be able to give North Queenslanders the opportunity to hear some great country music and have a fun weekend without the excessive costs of having to travel south.”

The event, which will enable people to camp overnight at the showgrounds, will also raise money for Variety Australia: The Children’s Charity.



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