G’day CMC Rocks fans,

We’re only a couple of months away from the biggest country music party in Australia. We can’t wait to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with all the thousands of you who have already bought tickets. For the rest of you, there are still a small number of tickets left – so head to and pick yours up today, before they’re all gone.

We’ve got an action-packed newsletter for you today – from fun news to important info you need to know, so make sure you read through to the end!


Some of the most magical moments at CMC Rocks have happened in the Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit Saloon – and this year will be no exception. We’re stoked to unveil the playing times today for our expanded program, packing even┬ámore good times into your weekend!


Thursday will kick off with a special program for those campers getting into site a day early. Ease into your CMC Rocks weekend with sets from Brothers3, Kaylens Rain, Doug Bruce & the Tailgaters, Granger Smith, Craig Campbell and Col Finley! The party starts at 3pm (and doesn’t finish til Sunday night).


Ever wondered what it would be like to front your own country band? To be centre stage belting out one of your favorite hits? Well you can make that dream a reality with our Live Band Karaoke, where a group of hot rockin’ players will be acting as house band for what is sure to be one of the funnest (and maybe funniest) part of the whole festival. Friends in Low Places, Cowboy Take Me Away, maybe even a bit of The Horses – it’s your turn on the mic!


Friday will see the return of our Speed Dating, where you might meet your country music loving soul mate. You already know you have great taste in festivals and music, so why not sign up and try your luck. Stay tuned for details of how to register in the coming weeks.


Start your day off with some hot acoustic picking and great harmonies from Mustered Courage. They’ll be playing from 10.45 on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, getting the energy going even better than a cup of coffee. What could be better than bluegrass for breakfast?


The late night Campers Only shows are back for 2017. After the main stage concludes, anyone with a camping wristband will be able to keep rockin’ with some of our hottest local and international artists. On Friday night, Michael Ray and Christie Lamb will be keeping the party going. On Saturday night, catch Drew Baldridge and Deep Creek Road. Then on Sunday, Eric Paslay and the Wolfe Brothers will be closing out the whole shebang.


Of course, it wouldn’t be CMC Rocks without our amazing Saturday and Sunday afternoon Songwriters Shows, where you see some of our biggest stars play their biggest hits up close and acoustic, and hear the stories behind how they were written. These shows are always highlights of the festival, and we’re itching to tell you who will be playing on each of them this year. Stay tuned for our next newsletter to find out!




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