The Countdown is on to Rare Spares Rockynats 04
Published on 16 November 2023
Thousands of motorsport enthusiasts will descend on Rockhampton over next year’s Easter Long Weekend for Queensland’s largest car and bike festival - Rare Spares Rockynats 04.
Rare Spares Rockynats will return in 2024 after a record-breaking event in 2023.
Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor, Cr Tony Williams, said the excitement was already building for next year’s event and he is confident that it would be bigger and better than ever.
“This is a really significant event for our region, taking place across what is traditionally a quiet long weekend,” Mayor Williams said.
“Council is really proud to have built this event over successive years in partnership with Summernats.”
“Our message to everyone is simple – there’s only one thing to do Easter long weekend and that’s visit the Rockhampton Region and participate in the high-octane fun that is Rockynats.”
As excitement builds for Rockynats 2024, Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez is encouraging entrants and spectators to secure their tickets to the largest horsepower party in Queensland before they sell-out.
“Due to unprecedented interest in next year’s event, entrant registrations have already surpassed Rockynats 03 numbers with limited spots remaining – don’t regret leaving your registration to the last minute,” Mr Lopez said.
“Not only does Rockynats deliver on burnouts, street drags, drifting and street cruising, patrons can expect an epic program of off-track entertainment including our RockabillyNats Pinup Competition, 4x4 display, live music and more; there’s a huge amount of variety and something on offer for everyone – get your tickets now, don’t miss out.”
Advance Rockhampton Tourism and Events Manager, Zac Garven, said Rare Spares RockyNats was one of Advance Rockhampton’s premier events and a real point of difference for the region.
“Over four fantastic events, we have built a brand that is recognised with motoring enthusiasts across the country,” Mr Garven said.
“As the region’s leading economic development body, Advance Rockhampton has clear focus on securing and delivering high-value events which support local small businesses in our accommodation, food, beverage and retail sectors.”
“Almost 50 per cent of Rockynats attendees travelled from out of region in 2023. That brought in a contribution of over $5.6 million in total overnight expenditure.”
“Rare Spares Rockynats attracts thousands of visitors to stay in our accommodation, eat in our cafes, spend money in our stores and experience everything the Rockhampton Region has to offer.”
Rockynats is proudly sponsored by Rockhampton Regional Council and presented by Advance Rockhampton in association with Summernats.
Follow www.facebook.com.au/rockynatsfestival and www.instagram.com/rockynats for key event announcements.
Visit www.rockynats.com.au for program and ticketing information. Spectators can choose from a range of ticket options, including one, two or three-day passes, Platinum passes, family tickets, concession, or youth passes. The good news for parents is that all children under 13 can attend Rockynats completely free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.