Heading To CMC Rocks? Here's Everything You Need To Know

16 March 2023 | 1:54 pm | Staff Writer

From market stalls to line dancing lessons, CMC Rocks QLD is bigger than ever.

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The mammoth weekend of CMC Rocks QLD has arrived, and the sold-out festival is set to bring some of the largest names from Country Music to the small town of Willowbank, Ipswich, all for your entertainment. 

As you already know, this year's headliners include US superstar Morgan Wallen, Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band – for their only Australian appearance – and festival favourite Kip Moore. Joining the start-studded crew will be Jordan Davis, HARDY, Randy Houser, Bailey Zimmerman, Ashley McBryde, Mitchell Tenpenny and many more. 

Despite these artists being the main event, there is plenty to do and see at CMC to get the full festival experience.  

The 2022 additions to the bar lineup have stuck around for 2023 and will happily fix you a refreshing beverage as you battle the weekend's heat, including Big Time Charlie’s and Gordons Premium Pink Pamper Bar. Newcomer Casamigos Tequila & Taco bar will also join the team to fulfil all your tex-mex dreamsamongst many others, including the OG Great Northern House.

Market stalls will be available all throughout the festival to help you feel and look your best, including Desert Drifter, Dixie Lane, Hide & Seek Boutique and more. The CMC Rocks Beauty Bar also returns so that you can treat yourself to some glam at the festival. We have a feeling this might come in handy for those campers stumbling into the festival on day three.

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Once you've secured your cowboy hat and boots, head on over to Honky Tonk Stomp with Chris Watson, where you can learn the ins and outs of line dancing from one of the country's best. Dancers of all ages and levels are welcome, so don't be shy and learn some new moves to pull out in the crowd. 

CMC is also bringing back the Lucky Locker where punters can win a load of major prizes, including Ariat Golden Boot Prize Pack, Great Northern Yeti Merch Pack, $100 Boatshed dining voucher, Zach Brown Band Meet and Greet, Jim Beam Guitar, VIP Upgrades, or even the first set of tickets to CMC Rocks QLD 2024! All you have to do is follow CMC Rocks' Instagram and Facebook pages and check them throughout the festival to get clues on where you can find the hidden locker keys. Find the key, head over to the lockers in the Great Northern House, and claim your prize!

If you're road-trippin' to the festival, tune into some killer tunes from Dee Jaye Bux, Australia's greatest country music DJ, who's created the ultimate playlist, especially for the festival. Clocking in at just over an hour, the mix plays out with huge country hits and all the big artists appearing at this year's festival, including Morgan Wallen, Mitchell Tenpenny, Zac Brown Band, Jordan Davis, Hardy, Randy Houser, and so many more. 

Mixed in with his trademark panache, Bux has brought the party, and you're invited. 

When you get to the festival, Day Parking is $15 per day, paid on arrival with no cash accepted -Tap & Go only! Also, remember that if you're only travelling to the festival for a day, and don't have a camping pass, there are no Caravans, RVs or Camper Trailers allowed in Day Parking. 

Gates open at 10am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

For more details about parking, tickets and lineup, head to CMC Rocks QLD's website or download the CMC App where you can access information and talk to fellow country fans.