The Outback Trail runs for nine days, bringing live music to the rugged heart of Queensland.
Queensland Music Trails has majorly impressed with its 2024 Outback Trail program, locking in rock, country and indie favourites Paul Dempsey, Troy Cassar-Daley, Ball Park Music and Tori Forsyth.
In addition to the already mentioned names, the Outback Trail will host country stars Travis Collins, Loren Ryan and Taylor Moss, renowned artist Lloyd Saunders, the energetic Smashing Bumpkins, Pierce Brothers, Mitch King, Maddy Thomas, storyteller Robyn Russel, and celebrity chef Mark Olive.
The Outback Trail runs for nine days (Saturday, 13 April – Sunday, 21 April), bringing live music to the rugged heart of Queensland.
The shows will take place in iconic outback venues, events and operators in Goondiwindi, Thallon’s Nindigully Pub, Charlotte Plains Station, Quilpie’s The Lake, Tambo Town Hall, Charleville’s Showgrounds (for the headline event, Outback Sounds), and Roma’s Western Spirit Distillery.
Headline event Outback Sounds is coming for its inaugural celebration of live music, arts, food and community, making it the pinnacle event of the Outback Trail. Queensland Music Trails organisers noted that the 48-hour pre-sale tickets sold fast – keep an eye on the website and social media profiles to find out when additional tickets will be made available.
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QMF Acting CEO Daryl Raven said about this year’s event in a press release, “We are thrilled to present The Outback Trail 2024, a celebration of music, amongst the beautiful landscapes of South-West Queensland and are proud to support the Drought Angels who positively impact our Aussie farmers and producers. We couldn’t be more excited - the artists and event concepts are world-class, and we love bringing them to these incredible regions of Queensland.”
Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch added,
Offering a trail of events featuring brilliant local and national talent, the Outback Trail is an extraordinary artistic and cultural celebration that activates and strengthens communities in Queensland’s Outback, providing opportunities for social connection and regional development.
“The Queensland Government continues to invest in QMF to support the delivery of our Creative Together 2020-2030 Roadmap, including its priorities to activate place and spaces, drive social change and strengthen communities.
“The Outback Trail, and Queensland Music Trails more broadly, showcase our State’s diverse arts and cultural experiences and reinforce Queensland’s reputation as a cultural tourism destination in the lead-up to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The first day of The Outback Trail 2024 celebrates the kick-off of the Trail.
Travis Collins and Lloyd Saunders.
Troy Cassar-Daley and Loren Ryan, accompanied by Robyn Russel and special guests.
Hosted by celebrity chef Mark Olive.
The energetic Smashing Bumpkins.
Ball Park Music, Paul Dempsey, Pierce Brothers, Taylor Moss, and Tori Forsyth.
Mitch King and Maddy Thomas.