Collin Lillie, Hayley Jensen And More Added To NQ’s Rock’n Country Festival 2023

19 May 2023 | 1:30 pm | Ellie Robinson

The legendary festival returns to far-north Queensland in August.

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NQ’s Rock’n Country Music Festival is returning to Mackay this August, with the third and final lineup announcement being made today.

Billed high on the list are Luke Geiger, Colin Lillie, Pete Denahy and Hayley Jensen. There’s a further five acts added to the roster, including Vixens Of Fall, Chad Morgan and Kelly Llewellyn, plus a special performance from bush poets Mick Martin and Gary Fogarty, and a show called Dance Like An Animal hosted by Keely Johnson & Friends. Additionally, Rob Kidd and Big Deez have been announced as the festival’s MCs. 

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The first announcement for Rock’n Country 2023 arrived in February, sporting heavyweight names like Troy Cassar-Daley, Kasey Chambers, Shannon Noll, The Wolfe Brothers, Kaylee Bell and Adam Brand. It was followed up with another suite of names just last week, topped by Morgan Evans, a pair of international stalwarts – Gord Bamford and Dan Davidson – and local favourites like Jayne Denham, Ben Ransom, Ella & Sienna, Brittany Elise and Sons Of Atticus.

When the first announcement landed, Australian country icon Graeme Connors said of its strength: “This is the basis, the cement footings for a fantastic festival in Mackay. It is up there with any of them, if not surpassing.”  

This year’s edition of NQ’s Rock’n Country Music Festival will take place at the Mackay Showgrounds over the weekend of August 18-20. In addition to being family-friendly and welcome to campers, the festival is being held for a good cause – ticket sales will be used to raise money for the Variety Children’s Charity, which “help[s] kids living with disability and illness or experiencing disadvantage”. Tickets are on sale now and available here.