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3 February, 2021

Country music festival rounds up 15 new artists for 2021

Catapulting off the success of last year’s Savannah Summer Series, October’s the upcoming Savannah in the Round festival has added 15 new artists to light up the night over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

By Rhys Thomas

FESTIVAL READY: Lee Kernaghan is excited to return to the region for the 2021 Savannah in the Round festival in October.

Catapulting off the success of last year’s Savannah Summer Series, October’s the upcoming Savannah in the Round festival has added 15 new artists to light up the night over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. 

Taking place from October 1 to 3 this year, Savannah in the Round will see a massive lineup of over 40 artists taking the stage at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds promising a weekend full of fun, music and dancing. 

Chart topping artists such as Brad Cox, Shannon Noll, Tex Perkins: The Man in Black, Southbound, Rachael Fahim and Kirsty Lee Akers have joined names such as John Williamson, Casey Barnes, Troy Cassar-Daley and Lee Kernaghan. 

After performing in the Savannah Summer Series Mr Kernaghan is excited to be returning and performing in “god’s country” amongst some of the biggest names In Australian country music. 

“I not only enjoyed performing (last year) but the area where it is located is one of the greatest festival sites in Australia,” he said. 

“You’re up in FNQ, it’s god’s country there’s no doubt about it, there is so much to see for visitors from all over Australia and I’m just thrilled to be coming back. 

“It is one of the best artist lineups I have ever seen, they are the best Australian talent out there at the moment. 

“This (Savannah in the Round) is going to be the CMC of North Queensland, it is going to be one of the biggest festival events that North Queensland has ever seen.” 

The lineup is not the only top of the line feature in Savannah in the Round with local paddock to plate food, community entertainment and accommodation options in and around the area. 

An indigenous cultural program will also be featured during the festival to promote Queensland’s Year of Indigenous Tourism which has been extended from last year. 

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui is encouraging both Queensland and interstate visitors to stay awhile longer after the festival and enjoy FNQ’s wonders. 

“This spring, Mareeba will be the place to see the biggest names in country music while experiencing First Nations culture in Queensland’s Year of Indigenous Tourism,” she said. 

“As we unite and recover from COVID major events like Savannah in the Round are an opportunity to showcase homegrown artists and contribute to regional economies. 

“I hope Queensland and interstate attendees extend their stay beyond the long weekend supporting local tourism operators, while exploring the many natural splendours of the Tropical North.” 

Sound Australia’s James Dein is excited to bring the star lineup to Mareeba and give locals and visitors alike a show they will never forget. 

“It has been a tough time for everyone over the last year,” he said. 

“Savannah in the Round is committed to making sure Australia has a large-scale country music event in 2021. 

“We are proud to show the strength of Australia’s great talent pool.” 

Savannah in the Round is set to be the biggest Australian live country music event of 2021, so get your tickets now before you miss out on the concert of a lifetime. 

Tickets for the festival are available below.

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