Country Music Weekend - What's On

The 2018 Country Music Weekend is bigger and better than ever! Launching in 2018, the Friday night Rodeo is a brand new event not to be missed! Back it up the next day with an exciting eight race progam, all your favourite country music stars and endless fun inspired by the boot-scootin lifestyle.

Friday Night Rodeo

The Friday night Rodeo is non-stop action with Queensland's best bull and bronc riders competing to take home the title.

The fun doesn’t stop there... there will be kid’s entertainment, whip cracking, bar and food stalls and live entertainment after the Rodeo with a country music favourite - soon to be announced!


Troy Cassar-Daley

Non-stop Rodeo Action!

The arena will be ablaze with action as Queensland's best bull and bronco riders compete to take home the title of Rodeo champion. 'Oooh' and 'ahhh' as these skilled professionals go flying from their bucking their one-hand hold. Weighing in at over 680kg for a bull, the riders must quickly recover to escape the thumdering hooves of their opponent. Don't miss a minute of these exciting line up including Bull Rides, Saddle Rides, Bareback Rides, Under 18 Bull Rides and Poddy Rides.


Troy Cassar-Daley

Whip Cracking, Food Stalls & Live Band

If all that isn't enough to yee-haaa'ing, then we've got even more entertainment for your epic night out. Watch the master whip crackers demonstrate the fast paced and gun-shot loud fine art of whip cracking. Then, feast on country-show style food trucks including dagwood dogs and fairy floss and refreshments from a variety of bars. And finally, cap your night off with a much anticipated country music band - to be announced soon!



Saturday Raceday

Looking to get into the Outback Spirit but don’t have the gear to match? Fear not! Visit some of Queensland’s best Country Market Stalls out on the Public Lawn to kit up and look the part. Keep your eye out for the infamous Ringers Western and Four Hats Stalls!


First Announcement: Baylou

Baylou’s debut single ‘Target On My Heart’ was a #1 Australian Country single – topping the CMC Top 30 Countdown, as well as peaking at #3 on the National Country Radio Airplay chart. They were also chosen by a panel of Australian music industry experts to represent Australian Country Music, via Commercial Radio Australia’s New Artist To Nashville prize, at the CMA Music Festival’s Global Artist Party in Nashville USA.



More Announcements Coming Soon!

With a stellar line up over the past four sell out years, including The Wolfe Brothers, Troy Cassar-Daley and The McClymonts just to name a few, you can only imagine the bands included in this year's Country Music Weekend!

Stay tuned for exciting announcements coming soon!



Fashions On The Field

Break out the RM’s, the denim and your Akubra for the Fashions on the Field competition! A twist on the traditional, judges will be looking for contestants who embrace the Australian country theme and represent the style of the outback!



Live Racing

When you're not dacning and singing along to your favourite country music artists, keep your eyes on the track for an exciting eight race program. Will you back a favourite at Country Music Weekend?



Trackside Entertainment

It's a sign to see when thousands of people boot scoot along with the famous Dallas Line Dancers, one of the highlights of past Country Music Racedays! More trackside entertainment to be announced soon!





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