Boot scootin’ boost for the Ipswich economy

31 August 2022

Australia's biggest international country music festival, CMC Rocks QLD will return to Ipswich on 23 to 25 September delivering superstar headliners and a massive boost to the visitor economy.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said it was great to be able to welcome the Southern Hemisphere’s largest international country and roots music festival back to the Willowbank Raceway.

“This world class music event is a highlight for country music fans from all over Australia and around the world and we are thrilled it is back after a two-year break,” Mayor Harding said.

“CMC Rocks QLD not only brings national and international exposure to Ipswich it also injects millions of tourist dollars into the local economy, and to sell out an event months before it goes ahead is no small feat.

“The fact this is the 15th anniversary of CMC Rocks just shows the loyalty it has from fans who keep coming back to enjoy five days of camping and great entertainment.”

Economic and Industry Development Chairperson Councillor Nicole Jonic said many local people, businesses and community groups work behind the scenes for months to make CMC Rocks QLD happen.

“The impact of COVID-19 on the festival was devastating for everyone, but now it is back and will be bigger and better than ever before,” Cr Jonic said.

“To be able to welcome such a high calibre of artists to perform in our city is awesome and we hope concert goers stick around after the show and spend some time in our region."

“There is always a great buzz around town when this festival is on, the coffee shops, restaurants and hotels are always busy and it is just a really good boost for our city which is still recovering after floods earlier this year and the pandemic in general.”

Fans who held onto their tickets from the 2020 cancelled festival automatically have new tickets reissued in their original Moshtix account, which are valid for the 2022 festival in September.

US country music superstars Brad Paisley and Kane Brown will perform for the first time in Australia, along with festival favourite, Morgan Evans as headliners at CMC Rocks QLD 2022.