Four top music acts will shake up the dust at the 2017 Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo, in the biggest entertainment lineup the event has ever hosted.
When the world-class rodeo action in the arena is over for the day on rodeo weekend (August 11 to 13), the focus will turn to the Wardles Main Stage, according to Isa Rodeo Manager Ms Natalie Flecker.
US-based husband and wife duo O’SHEA will jet in from Nashville to take centre stage on Saturday night, with crowd favourites Busby Marou, who are currently riding high with a number one album on the ARIA charts, expected to draw huge crowds for the free nightly concerts included in Friday and Saturday rodeo tickets.
Newcastle-based country rockers Hurricane Fall and talented country star Troy Kemp will keep the rodeo crowds entertained long into Friday night, according to Ms Flecker.
Ms Flecker said she was thrilled to announce the entertainment lineup for the biggest and richest rodeo in the southern hemisphere, being held from August 11 to 13.
“Mark and Jay O’Shea attended their first Isa Rodeo last year, and were a key part of our arena entertainment, so it is going to be very exciting to see them perform on Saturday night,” she said. “O’SHEA has recently won a Golden Guitar for their song “The Truth Walks Slowly (In The Countryside)” and I know they will be thrilled to perform it on their home soil.”
Busby Marou performing songs from their ARIA chart-topping album, “Postcards from the Shell House” will be a crowd favourite, according to Ms Flecker. “They will really rock the rodeo and we just can’t wait to hear their new album as well as old favourites.”
Friday night will feature Troy Kemp, one of Australia’s most recognizable country stars – who has multiple Australian country chart #1 singles, a Golden Guitar, two CMC Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, a Frank Ifield International Spur Award and almost a decade of touring under his belt.
Kicking off the live concerts Friday night will be one of Australia’s current best live acts, Tamworth-born and Newcastle-based Hurricane Fall. Lead guitarist Jimmy Hick said the band was excited to make their Isa Rodeo debut.
“We’re all extroverts and we all love to perform,” according to Jimmy. We all come from a background playing in rock bands, playing blues as well as country. It’s all these elements syncing together that make up our music.”
Apart from the live concerts, rodeo week entertainment includes a free Wednesday night rodeo street party starring Jessica Mauboy, Fred Brophy’s Outback boxing troupe, bush poets breakfast and much more.
The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and promoted as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland event calendar.
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