Hold on to your buckles and dust off those boots,
Road to Rodeo Longreach has just unveiled its two-day program…
A FULL RODEO PROGRAM headlines Road to Rodeo Longreach, as well as a knockout country music line-up starring national music makers and multi-award winners The Wolfe Brothers, Bella Mackenzie, Luke Geiger & Bareback and James Johnston as well as locals Corinne Ballard and John Hawkes. And that’s just the start!
Building on the dual legends of rodeo and Outback Queensland, the Longreach Showgrounds and Rodeo Arena will host Road to Rodeo on Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1.
Road to Rodeo – An Isa Rodeo Experience brings a taste of the legendary Mount Isa Mines Rodeo experience Longreach, featuring the signature ingredients of this iconic event including thrilling rodeo action and live Rodeo Rock. The series aims to create four new annual rodeo events across Queensland by 2024, representing a long-term economic injection to the state of over $4 million.
The full program can be seen at https://www.isarodeo.com.au/road-to-rodeo-longreach/
The rodeo schedule includes the Bull Ride (Open, Over 40s, 2nd & Junior Division), Saddle Bronc (Open & 2nd Division), Bareback (Open & 2nd Division), Rope & Tie (Open), Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Race, Ladies Breakaway Roping and Mini Bull Rides. The full line-up of rodeo competitors will be announced in mid-March.
In addition to the Rodeo Rock concert on Saturday evening, there’s, food & wine, low ‘n’ slow BBQ by famed pitmasters The Shank Brothers, wine tastings at Brown Brother’s Proseccos Paddock, markets and sideshow alley, competitor meet & greet sessions, cooking demonstrations, bush poetry by Scotty the Barefoot Poet, sheepdog demonstrations and more.
This outback festival is perfectly at home in Longreach, home to stockmen, shearers, sunsets and big blue skies. Longreach in the heart of Outback Queensland is the perfect location for the first Road to Rodeo. It is a proud rodeo-loving region, is home to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and has a long rodeo and camp drafting history.
Straight from the upper echelon of Australian country music, The Wolfe Brothers lead the line-up for the Rodeo Rock Concert on Saturday 30 April. They will be joined by skyrocketing country star and winner of the 2020 People’s Choice winner in the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival Bella Mackenzie from Mackay, along with fellow North Queenslander Luke Geiger & Bareback, a finalist in Rise-Up at this year’s Winton’s Way Out West Festival, and from Wingham on the mid-north coast of NSW, young country superstar James Johnston. Two local Longreach music-makers will star on stage with the national names – young, rising talent Corinne Ballard and local legend, singer-songwriter John Hawkes who comes with his bullock named Ollie!
So… Pack your boots, buckles, wide brimmed hats and sense of adventure and see you in Longreach – BOOK NOW!
Road to Rodeo LONGREACH: An Isa Rodeo Event Experience
Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May, 2022
Longreach Showgrounds and Rodeo Arena
Tickets, accommodation packages and travel itineraries: all at isarodeo.com.au
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Mount Isa Mines Rodeo
The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere
Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022
These events are supported by the Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland