CMC Rocks won’t proceed until an ‘international event’ can be staged
The organisers behind the hugely successful country music festivals CMC Rocks QLD have announced that the event won’t return until it can book international acts with confidence.
In a joint statement, Potts Entertainment, Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring said the ongoing pandemic and subsequent restrictions mean that the staging of the event is not possible.
“As such, organisers have today announced that the March 2021 festival will not proceed as planned and will instead be postponed to 2022,” they said.
Festival director Michael Chugg said organisers would not stage a subpar festival.
“Everyone knows that CMC Rocks QLD is the place they go to see their favourite international and Australian country artists in action and discover new favourites,” he said.
“Until we can put on a festival that lives up to the expectations of our fans, we’re going to postpone. We won’t put on a second-rate event”.
The 2021 event will be postponed, and event organisers will instead focus on 2022.
All tickets will be valid for the 2022 event – with dates to be announced next year – and all ticketholders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets.
Over 21,000 weekend tickets were snapped up when tickets for CMC Rocks Queensland went on sale in October 2018 for the following year’s event.
This year’s event, which was due to take place in March, was cancelled a week out from the event after Prime Minster Scott banned “non-essential” gatherings of over 500 people.