IT’S all systems go for the first edition of River Heads Rocks. The brand-new music concert takes place at the Fraser Coast RV Park in, yip you guessed it, River Heads on Saturday, June 26.
The event will showcase five top Australian acts – providing concert-goers with 10-hours of live music.
Limited camping is still available for ticket holders only.
Organisers have restricted tickets to 500 – including campers and day visitors.
The line-up includes a great mix of well-known and international acts together with local bands and performers.
Festivities get underway with Hervey Bay locals Forsaken Incident at 11.15am, followed by Miz Bully Band from the Northern Territory at 12pm.
The Hervey Bay RSL pipe band will take to the stage at 2.30pm and entertain the crowd with their rock ‘n’ roll bagpipes.
International sensation 8 Ball Aitken will perform tracks from his Ice Cream Man album from 3pm.
One of the event sponsors, Mammino Gourmet Ice Creams will be giving out free ice-creams during the set.
8 Ball Aitken has toured internationally, playing in more than 20 countries over the past decade.
He has grown a loyal fan-base through his live performances and Internet videos.
The swamp-blues-rocker has worked with some of the biggest names in blues and won second place at the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival – hosted by Samantha Fish.
The Aussie self-produced three albums during the COVID-19 lockdown at his home in Nashville in the US.
The final band to plug in will perform until the lights go out at 9pm.
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The Rolling Stones Experience will have you singing hit after hit during a mammoth three-hour set.
Ash from RebelFM will also broadcast live from the stage.
Fraser Coast RV Park owner/manager Suzanne Taylor said Bondi Cigars have already signed-up to perform at the 2022 instalment.
So, there’s the confirmation that River Heads Rocks will become an annual event!
Suzanne said their main goal was to help bring live music back to the Fraser Coast.
“We want to build on this successful music event so it becomes part of the music circuit map, something the Fraser Coast will definitely benefit from,” said Suzanne.
She said the introduction of direct flights between Sydney and Hervey Bay would also add to the concert’s appeal.
“With a flight of 1-hour and 50 minutes from Sydney and a short 10-minute drive from Hervey Bay Airport to the Fraser Coast RV Park, you’re looking at two hours travel time for a weekend away with great live music.”
Music for a cause
River Heads Rocks will not only help bring back live music to the Fraser Coast.
Suzanne said the event would also help raise funds for MS Queensland – specifically Justine Linderberg of Everything Fraser Coast’s 100ks to Utopia initiative.
So, by rocking out in River Heads, you’ll also be helping fund research into Multiple Sclerosis.
Tickets cost $120 and must be bought online prior to the event – no tickets will be available at the gate.
The last tickets will be sold at 5pm on Friday, June 25, unless they’re sold out before.
You don’t want to miss out!
For more information on River Heads Rocks and to buy your tickets online, click here.