Queensland Music Trails
A music festival meets road trip. On sale now!
It's the ultimate combo - music festival meets road trip.
We’ll get you out on the road this year to see (and hear) something special at some of Queensland’s most spectacular places. We’re saying see-ya-later to traffic jams, hoo-roo to long cafe lines on the weekend and offering up a fresh alternative to doom scrolling your way through to 2022. This Winter, the Outback Trail gets Aussies out of the big smoke, and into that great big beautiful backyard we all call the Queensland outback. We're totally reimagining the Aussie road trip, turning the festival format on its head and putting on a bunch of unique events in some damn fine locations. The best bit – you're all invited along for the ride!
The Outback Trail get going on Friday 25 June to Sunday 27 June, with an evolved version of the iconic Opera at Jimbour for three days of intimate opera and chamber music performances. Think wine, cheese and world class opera taking place within the grounds (and house) of the historic Jimbour House. It’s a bit fancy!
From Tuesday 29 until Wednesday 30 June the small town of Charleville will come to life as pop icon Kate-Miller Heidke and acclaimed Kalkadunga artist William Barton deliver Music For Stargazing, a concert inspired by astrological arrangements, Aboriginal navigation and traditional stories of Charleville.
Next, its over to the remote town of Quilpie, for Echoes In the Dust on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 July. Here, musical soundscapes from Topology and giant puppets from Dead Puppet Society will transport visitors to ancient times in this one-of-a-kind performance, with the magnificent Baldy Top lookout providing the backdrop to an immersive musical experience.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 July welcome Oasis Afternoons, a series of outback performances from Karl S. Williams, Emily Wurramara, Hussy Hicks and a line-up of locals in Windorah park, giving travelers time to kick-back and enjoy the afternoon with a bevvie in hand.
After a relaxing Sunday in the outback, the final week of Queensland Music Trails comes to a dramatic conclusion, with Paul Kelly, Ian Moss, Tim Finn, Kate Ceberano, Shannon Noll and countless others taking to the stage over three days at the iconic Big Red Bash. Despite tickets being snapped up months ago, we've got an exclusive family pass to give away to one lucky Queensland Music Trails subscriber.
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