Outback Events

Fri, 02 May 14 - Sun, 04 May 14

McDonalds Charters Towers Country Music Festival

It’s that time of the year again when the sound of Country Music fills the air!

It’s all happening at the Charters Towers Showgrounds on the 2nd - 4th of May 2014

Culminating Ten Day in the Towers festivities, the 37th annual Charters Towers Country Music Festival will showcase some of Australia’s best Country Music artists along with hosting one of the largest and most prestigious Talent Searches in the Southern Hemisphere.

Multi-award winning duo McAlister Kemp, with their brand new album ‘Harder to Tame,’ will be headlining the weekend, along with Lyn Bowtell, Tommy Contor, Mustered Courage, Roo Arcus, Pete Denahy and the Anthony Taylor Band.

From humble beginnings in 1978 the festival continues to grow against a backdrop of one of Outback Australia’s best presented heritage cities founded on gold mining and pastoral activities.

Proceeded by the All Australian Jamboree, the McDonalds Charters Towers Country Music Festival brings thousands of music fans to enjoy all that Charters Towers has to offer together with Bush Poetry, Line Dancing, Street Parade, Shop Displays, Buskers, the Talent Quest – including previous winners and of course the Country Music stars.

Inexpensive, clean, well presented camping facilities at the Charters Towers Show Grounds will be available to weekend pass holders.

You can also check out some of the town’s other accommodation options here.

It’s our biggest weekend of the year here in Charters Towers and we’d like to see you experience our part of the Queensland Outback.

The “world” as Charters Towers is known is located on the Overlanders Way running from Townsville to Tennant Creek- one of Australia’s exciting drives.

Pitstop to the Creek encompasses 2 world class festivals starting with the Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival  and on to Charters Towers.

Make sure you allow enough time to explore this beautiful part of outback Australia.