Can you feel the beat?

Published on 14 February 2017


What do you get when you cross a banjo with drums, a flute and an electric guitar? We don’t know, but we hope you do!

Rockhampton River Festival is calling for expressions of interest from musicians to create a  stellar line up in 2017.

Locked in for Friday 14 July to Sunday 16 July, this year celebrates the renewal of our river city through the theme River Revival.

Manager of Regional Promotions, Sarah Reeves said they are again re-defining festival concepts unique to the theme.

“We want to take our festival goers on a journey of discovery through taste, sight, smell and sound, and each year we look for unique out-of-the-box concepts that will bring our festival to life,” said Ms Reeves.

“Our musical performers are vital to creating the right atmosphere and we are looking for your input to find the best new acts.”

Previous musical acts include Mo Swagger, Pandamic, The Brains Trust, Outside the Academy, Weathered, The Short Fall, La Month, John Hoffman Connection, Jacqui Walker Band, Daughters of J and more.

“We want your input! If you’ve heard a band at an event or festival, one from Triple J, or you want to hear a specific local band perform as part of the River Festival, we would love to hear from you,” said Ms Reeves.

“Head to the Rockhampton River Festival page and leave us your suggestions, or tag your favourite band.”

Expressions of interest from musical acts can be submitted online at