At an exclusive launch event in Sydney this evening, the full artist lineup for the 2020 installment of Australia’s premiere country and roots festival, CMC ROCKS QLD, has been revealed -- Led by US superstar MIRANDA LAMBERT on her debut Australian visit, the mammoth lineup features headliners KIP MOORE and MORGAN EVANS, alongside an epic 19 international and 12 local A-listers!
In 2020, an additional day of festivities has been added to the schedule, with music kicking off exclusively for campers in C Campground at 4pm on Wednesday 18 March. Entertainment continues from 1pm on Thursday 19 March, as remaining campers set up shop. The main festival grounds open at 9:15am on Friday 20 March, with music on the Rebel Stage from 11:45am.
Multiple Grammy and ACM-winning MIRANDA LAMBERT has sold out arenas across North America, shared the stage with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and more, and released six consecutive chart-topping albums since 2005.
With her latest single ‘It All Comes Out In The Wash’ and brand new Wildcard record due for release on November 1, Lambert is one of the hottest acts in country music and will be ready to set the Rocks stage alight on her anticipated first ever visit.
Much-loved festival alumni KIP MOORE returns to the Rocks stage, taking in his first ever festival headlining slot. ‘She’s Mine’ is the latest anthem from Kip, a scorching lead single lifted from his forthcoming fourth studio album. He has a brand new acoustic album, Room To Spare, under his belt, and will land in Australia straight off the back of a huge North American tour. Ready yourselves for Kip’s return, he’s going to be bigger and better than we’ve ever seen him!
Newcastle-born, Nashville-based country-rock legend MORGAN EVANS lands at Willowbank on the back of sold out Australian and North American dates, plus an appearance at Bonnaroo Festival.
With latest record Things That We Drink To, and hit singles ‘Kiss Somebody’, ‘Day Drunk’ and ‘Young Again’, Evans has shot to superstardom around the world, and he’ll be giving fans a taste of what’s to come in 2020 on his sold-out national tour next month.
ARIA Hall Of Famer and Australian country icon, LEE KERNAGHAN, hits the Rocks stage for the first time since 2017. Armed with an incredible songbook of anthems, including hits ‘The Outback Club’, ‘Boys From The Bush’, ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’ and ‘Australian Boy’ amongst many others, Kernaghan’s songs speak to generations of Australians living and working on the land. Together with his top-notch band, Tasmania-based hit-makers THE WOLFE BROTHERS, who will deliver their own headline sets across the four-day event, Kernaghan promises to deliver a festival highlight set.
ADAM BRAND will be revving full throttle come March, fresh from celebrating his 20-year music anniversary with the No.1 record Milestones… 20 Years. With a reputation as one of the hardest working artists in country music, and a legion of fans that is second to none, this legendary road warrior will bring his epic live show to Rocks audiences for the first time since 2015.
Returning by popular demand are US duo BROTHERS OSBORNE, who have continued an upward trajectory since their debut Australian visit in 2018, cementing themselves as one of the most successful country acts in the world. With a brand new album Port Saint Joe under their belt, and a huge four 2019 CMA Award nominations, Brothers Osborne are one of the most exciting country duos around.
Joining Miranda Lambert (USA), Kip Moore (USA), Morgan Evans, Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand and Brothers Osborne (USA) are stellar international artists Billy Currington (USA), Jimmie Allen (USA), Jeffrey Steele (USA), Abby Anderson (USA), LANCO (USA), Hardy (USA), Dustin Lynch (USA), Runaway June (USA), Mitchell Tenpenny (USA), Kassi Ashton (USA), Cassadee Pope (USA), Jordan Brooker (USA), Niko Moon (USA), Tim Hicks (CAN) and Kaylie Bell (NZ).
Rounding out the mammoth lineup are local stars Wolfe Brothers, Felicity Urquhart, Jasmine Rae, Seaforth, Brad Cox, Christie Lamb, Casey Barnes, Charlie Collins and Ell Regan. Returning in 2020 are legendary MC’s and crowd favourites, Storme Warren and Mike Carr.
CMC Rocks will be the only chance for country music lovers to catch 31 sensational international and local artists live, across 5-days of non-stop action in 2020!
CMC Rocks has over the years hosted world-class sets from international music icons like Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Alan Jackson to Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, Dixie Chicks and Luke Bryan. Complemented each year by an array of Australia’s most prolific stars and exciting up-and-comers, including Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, Travis Collins, The McClymonts, Morgan Evans, Busby Marou and more, CMC Rocks never fails to deliver the very best of country music to local music fans.
The biggest event on the Australian country music calendar, Rocks this year played host to more than 23,000 music lovers, who descended on Willowbank to catch their favourite local and international music idols live in action; Florida Georgia Line and Luke Combs on their return visits, plus Thomas Rhett, Troy Cassar-Daly, Kasey Chambers and more!
CMC Rocks QLD is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800m to the state’s economy in 2019.
With this year’s event selling out on the day of on-sale, and with 2020’s incredible line-up, we anticipate tickets will be snapped up quickly! Set your alarms for 9am AEST on Tuesday 1stOctober to secure your chance to experience the music you love in an unforgettable festival setting.
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FULL ARTIST LINEUP MIRANDA LAMBERT (USA) – KIP MOORE (