10 May 2023

Massive line-up locked in for Savannah in the Round

| Cape York Weekly
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AFTER a record-breaking event in 2022, Tropical North Queensland’s favourite destination music and camping festival Savannah in the Round has announced the Australian line-up for its highly anticipated return to Mareeba from October 6-8 2023, including 15 local North Queensland acts.

In a bid to celebrate domestic acts and put Australian artists front and centre, Savannah in the Round has unveiled a massive Aussie-centric announcement, including beloved music legends Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano and some of the hottest names in country, including Brad Cox, James Johnston and Casey Barnes, alongside a massive line-up of homegrown heroes, including Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Don Walker, multi-award winning artist Fanny Lumsden, Aussie icon Russell Morris, and countless others.

“A few years ago I had the pleasure of heading to North Queensland as part of my Shutting Down Your Town tour and it re-opened my eyes to just how beautiful this country can be,” said Jimmy Barnes.

“With a combination of some of the country’s most beautiful locations, populated by some great North Queensland music lovers, I couldn’t be happier to be heading up to Mareeba for Savannah in the Round this year.”

This year, Savannah in the Round will also include a very special edition of the iconicGreat Northern Bullriding Series, which will see some of the world’s best riders go head to head in a one-of-a-kind two-hour bull riding spectacular, soundtracked by some of Australia’s best music.

The first announcement also shines a light on the immense talent born and bred in Far North Queensland with 15 locally celebrated artists getting ready to share the festival with Australia’s biggest names including The Pigs, Black Image, Roz Pappalardo, Out of Abington and many more.

“Australian music has never been hotter, so we decided this year to lead with the locals first,” said event director James Dein. “This year’s event will welcome a who’s who of the best in Australian rock, pop and country heading north for a three-day party. Savannah in the Round is a true celebration of everything that’s great about Australia and everything that’s special about Far North Queensland and this year’s event will be our biggest one yet.

“We’re dedicated to championing our Aussie acts and putting the spotlight on them first. But watch this space still have a few surprises up our sleeves – both local and tourists.”

In addition to Savannah in the Round’s expansive music offerings, punters will also be able to experience a plethora of camping, glamping and on-site festival delights ranging from a wide range of bespoke food and drink offerings to local artisanal arts and culture.

Alongside major, world-class performances on Main Stage, at the Big Top Music Hall and in the Bull Bar, Savannah in the Round proudly features Indigenous visual art, music and dance displays, a market village full of local produce and products, and an onsite paddock to plate experience showcasing the freshest local ingredients you can find north of the border.

Tickets for Savannah inthe Round 2023 are on sale now via:https://www.savannahintheround.com.au/

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