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Queensland Music Festival has unveiled an all-star lineup headlining the 2024 Outback Trail.
From the 13th to the 21st of April, this nine-day celebration of iconic Aussie music will unfold against the backdrop of rural Queensland’s raw beauty, featuring country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley, Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey, and Australian indie favourites, Ball Park Music.
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The 2024 Outback Trail is part of QLD Music Trails, an initiative by Queensland Music Festival. QLD Music Trails offers music enthusiasts a unique way to explore the diverse musical landscapes of Queensland. It brings music to unexpected places, connecting communities through shared experiences. Each trail is a musical adventure, weaving together performances by talented artists, the natural beauty of the Queensland landscape, First-Nations cultural experiences, and the warm hospitality of local communities.
“The Outback Trail really is an unmissable, authentic celebration of Australian music and I can’t wait to be a part of it. Outback Queensland has a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to be a part of music coming to life with local communities on Country,” said Cassar-Daley.
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The 2024 Outback Trail will kick off in Goondiwindi, winding its way through Nindigully, Charlotte Plains, Quilpie, Tambo, Charleville, and concluding in Roma. The festival will take over local pubs, hotels, and streets, weaving a tapestry of music, food, and culture in each town.
Daryl Raven, acting CEO of QMF, promises that the 2024 Outback Trail will be bigger and better than ever before, spanning nine days across seven outback towns/regions for the first time.
“This year’s Outback Trail is the first time we’re delivering this many events. Across seven regional towns throughout Queensland, and with high profile artists – it really is going bigger than ever before. The Trail will have twice the impact on the Queensland arts/music industry as years before, supporting over 145 local artists and artworkers, including 46 First Nations artists,” Raven said.
“The spotlight will equally be put on local and emerging artists, creating an incredibly diverse mix of Australian music talent for both locals and Trail travellers to enjoy.”
The Outback Trail promises a musical experience for all, ranging from boot-shaking singalongs to slow and moving performances, taking attendees on an unforgettable journey across rural Queensland.
Music enthusiasts can choose their own adventure across the seven locations, with individual tickets available for each region’s events. Pre-sale tickets are now available for Outback Trail subscribers, with public sale tickets following closely on 11th January 2024. All tickets and additional information can be found at qldmusictrails.com.