Grinspoon, Mallrat lead BE Social Music + Arts Festival’s return to Mackay this June

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Grinspoon, Mallrat lead BE Social Music + Arts Festival’s return to Mackay this June

BE Social has taken its inaugural 2022 festival, thrown it in a blender with a dash of attitude, community & freedom and poured out one hell of a night.

BE Social Fest, the fast emerging music festival in the Central Queensland region of Mackay, is returning to Harrup Park Saturday 24 of June with its biggest and most diverse line-up to date.

Proudly presented by LiSTNR, BE Social will again deliver an unforgettable day and night of music, community and social freedom. Building on the success of the 2022 event, BE Social will expand its footprint to welcome a licenced all ages offering with the goal of attracting thousands of new punters to experience some of the most influential artists Australia has to offer.

Be Social Lineup 2023

  • Grinspoon
  • Mallrat
  • San Cisco
  • 360
  • Lisi
  • Coterie
  • Redhook
  • Odd Mob
  • Toby Hobart
  • Clovr
  • The Wild Sky
  • Pacey
  • Cherry

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Since its debut in 2021, BE Social has curated and delivered exceptional lineups that have attracted thousands from the region and have promised 2023 will be no different.

Headlining this years proceedings is rock royalty Grinspoon, with a career spanning almost 30 years, Grinspoon has become a national treasure amongst audiences and will return to Mackay for the first time in 10 years.

West Australian indie rockers, San Cisco have been a constant delight since their breakout year in 2011 with their cute and quirky single Awkward. Their newest bop Lost Without You has been doing the rounds on national radio and is promised to be part of an upcoming project. A festival staple over the years, we look forward to welcoming the effervescent trios live show this June.

When waxing poetic on the contributors to Australia’s vibrant fast growing hip hop scene, not as many names hold as much meaning as 360. Having been to the top, sat firmly on the throne and lived as the king, it’s no surprise the Victorian rapper was largely part of the eventual crossover of the genre to wider Australian audiences. Through years of personnel struggle and the courage to work through his troubles, the king is back to claim his seat atop the throne.

With plenty of notable acts populating this year’s lineup, Brisbane rapper LISI represents one of the more recent emergent hip hop artists in the country. This became clearly evident when he sold out an impressive album tour in a post pandemic market, shape shifting independent alt-rock outfit RedHook have been pounding stages across the country and will be round out this year’s offering alongside West Australian Coterie and Brisbane up and comer Toby Hobart.

BE Social has aspirations of becoming the largest non-touring single day event in Queensland, and with its unbeatable lineup, dedication to community, and commitment to fun, it’s well on its way to achieving that goal.

This year will see multiple stages, VIP offerings, Thriller amusement rides, incredible activations and a large variety of local food vendors. Keeping in line with the foundations,
the spirit of the event is wild and welcoming and now for all ages.

So grab your tickets here, round up your friends, and get ready to BE Social in Mackay this June.