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Global Country Music star Brad Paisley leads massive first announcement for Savannah In The Round Festival

6 December 2021 | 10:00 am | Staff Writer

Tropical North Queensland’s biggest live music event Savannah in the Round will return, with Brad Paisley and more than 30 of the acts set to perform.

Tropical North Queensland’s biggest live music event Savannah in the Round will return from September 30 - October 2 and has unveiled more than 30 of the acts set to perform.

Leading the three-day line-up is global country music superstar, GRAMMY winner Brad Paisley, who over the past 20 years has earned his place in country music history.

Joining Brad Paisley is homegrown country boy Adam Brand, Absolutely Everybody’s favourite popstar Vanessa Amorosi, iconic folksters The Waifs, Aussie idol Shannon Noll, the inimitable Jon Stevens and legend Tex Perkins performing his critically acclaimed Johnny Cash show ‘The Man in Black’.

Further broadening the event’s scope is Yolngu Surf-Rock outfit King Stingray, rising folk rock duo Pierce Brothers, classic Aussie rockers like Richard Clapton, Ross Wilson, The Black Sorrows and more. They will appear alongside all the country hitmakers of the moment like McAlister Kemp, Rachael Fahim, Darlinghurst, Southbound, James Johnston, Kirsty Lee Akers, The Buckleys and Blake O’Connor.

Fresh from making national headlines in 2021, serving over 11,000 music fans and implementing Australia’s first in-festival vaccination hub, Savannah in the Round will again descend on the Mareeba Rodeo Arena. The event will deliver three days of live music, entertainment, an Indigenous cultural program, visual art displays, local produce and goods, paddock to plate dining options, fun fair activities, camping and more. This time with international star power!

A full range of accommodation options are available to enable patrons to experience the event however they like. From drive-in DIY campsites, a pre-constructed tent village or deluxe on-site glamping, right through to luxury hotel options and transfers through accommodation partners in Cairns and Port Douglas, it's all covered.

Whether travelling on a shoestring or looking for all five stars, Savannah in the Round visitors are encouraged to extend their stay and take in the incredible natural wonders and attractions. Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region offers the world’s oldest unspoilt rainforest, pristine beaches, stunning waterfalls and diverse wildlife.

With a line-up of over 30 artists so far, including industry legends and current chart-toppers, this three-day, four-night Tropical North Queensland celebration is set to be the premier destination event for music and camping fans next September and October.

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