John Fogerty will perform two sets - including one celebrating Creedence Clearwater Revival classics - as Aussies Morgan Evans, Lee Kernaghan, James Johnston, and more join the line-up.
A music icon is heading to our shores for just one Australian exclusive show. John Fogerty, founding member and vocalist of Creedence Clearwater Revival and successful solo artist, will headline the second Country Fest QLD this March.
Fogerty will perform for over two hours in his first Australian performance since 2012. The Proud Mary singer is set to play two sets – one of his solo material and another performing Creedence Clearwater Revival classics with his band.
The American rock and country phenomenon will perform those Creedence songs – Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Born On The Bayou, Fortunate Son, Have You Ever Seen The Rain – the way you know and love.
Country Fest QLD occurs on Saturday, 30 March, and Sunday, 31 March, at Dittmann Bull Pit, Bloomsbury, in Mackay, Queensland.
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In addition to the massive international headliner reveal, Country Fest QLD is stacked with Australian country music royalty. Morgan Evans, Lee Kernaghan and James Johnston are billed right below Fogerty, while The Voice star Bella Mackenzie, Lane Pittman, Max Jackson, The Wolfe Brothers, Zac & George, Zac Cross Band and more star on the line-up.
According to a press release, more acts will be announced soon.
You can celebrate Easter Weekend in style by registering for the pre-sale to ensure you don’t miss out on seeing John Fogerty and many more. Pre-sale tickets go on sale on Monday, 22 January, at 8 am AEST (Brisbane time), with general tickets available from Wednesday, 24 January, at 8 am AEST. You can purchase your tickets via Oztix.
This time last year, Fogerty gained a majority interest in Creedence Clearwater Revival’s discography after 50 years of trying to regain the rights to his songs.
In 1980, Fogerty relinquished his rights to the Creedence Clearwater Revival catalogue to get out of a problematic contract with Saul Zaentz’s Fantasy Records, which he initially signed in 1968.
After decades of fighting and even refusing to play the songs he wrote with the band so Zaentz wouldn't get any money from his performances, Fogerty purchased a majority interest in the discography, Billboard reported.
“I’m the dad [of these songs]. I created them. They never should have been taken away in the first place,” the singer told Billboard.
“The happiest way to look at it is, yeah, it isn’t everything," Fogerty said, as he owns a majority but still doesn't have full ownership. “It’s not a 100% win for me, but it’s sure better than it was. I’m really kind of still in shock. I haven’t allowed my brain to really, actually, start feeling it yet.”
30 - 31 March 2024
Dittmann Bull Pit, Bloomsbury - Mackay, Queensland
JOHN FOGERTY OF CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (US)
MORGAN EVANS | LEE KERNAGHAN | JAMES JOHNSTON
And in A-Z
BELLA MACKENZIE | LANE PITTMAN | LUKE GEIGER
MAX JACKSON | THE WOLFE BROTHERS | TORI DARKE | ZAC & GEORGE Plus
JOSIE | BIG PUPS | ZAC CROSS BAND | SHAUN DIVER | LUELLA