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Mackay’s Country Music Festival 2022

NQ’s Rock’n Country bring the best of Australia’s country rock national and local artists together for a massive three-day festival. Proudly raising funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity, the action-packed festival is a one stop party for the entire family with on-site camping and activities for all to enjoy.
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Venue Information

The festival takes place at the Mackay Showgrounds located in the heart of Mackay. Entrance to the festival is via Milton street entrance.

This event is non-seated, so we encourage attendees to bring camp chairs and/or picnic blankets. Umbrellas are also allowed for shade or rain purposes.

Gate times:

Thursday 18th August:  8am – Campers only

Friday 19th August: 8am -11pm

Saturday 20th August: 7.45am – 11pm

Sunday 21st August: 7.45am – 11pm

Monday: 3pm – Campers to be off site


There is limited on-site parking, but you will find plenty of parking located around on Milton and Alfred street within close proximity to the festival entrance.

Ride share and taxi drop off point is located at the front of the main showgrounds entrance on Milton street.


Three-day passes are available which give you full access to the main festival grounds each day from 8am until the main act finishes at approximately 11pm. These passes give you the freedom to come and go as you please, just ensure that you are wearing your band at all times.

Single day passes are available for those who wish to only attend on certain days.

On-site camping is also available, find out more here.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not to be bought into the grounds, security will be bag checking at the gates each time you enter the grounds.

  • Knives and other dangerous items
  • Food and drink (water is accepted)
  • Gazebos
  • Eskys

NQ’s Rock’n Country are an award-winning Mackay and Isaac festival, being awarded Silver for Festival and Events in 2021 for the inaugural event.

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