Savannah in the Round unveils 2024 main stage program and renaming

Savannah in the Round unveils 2024 main stage program and renaming
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Marking its fifth year, the Savannah in the Round music festival returns on 11 to 13 October with an exciting 2024 main stage, aptly renamed as “The Cape”.

    Savannah in the Round banner.

    Savannah in the Round 2024.

    The renaming is a nod to Cape York, a regional heritage, highlights the festival’s commitment to bolstering awareness and visitation to Tropical North Queensland. The festival’s hometown Mareeba is the gateway to Cape York and currently welcomes around 130,000 visitors annually.

    Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chief Executive Officer Mark Olsen said Savannah in the Round played a key role in bringing visitors to Tropical North Queensland during the shoulder season.

    “Last year the event generated $5.5 million in overnight visitor expenditure and more than 23,000 visitor nights,” he said.

    “This year there are very high profile international and Australian artists performing, so we anticipate more interstate guests will arrive and boost this figure to $6 million by staying longer to experience some of the 2500 tours exploring the reef, rainforest and outback.”

    The Cape Stage will be the heart of the festival with a stellar lineup of artists in its carefully curated three-day program.

    Savannah in the Round 2024 artist lineup.

    Savannah in the Round 2024 artist lineup.

    The Wolfe Brothers, Troy Cassar-Daley and Lee Kernaghan kick off the Friday program. The day peaks as Tyler Hubbard takes to the stage. Hubbard has amassed over one billion streams with his solo debut album featuring hit singles such as 5 Foot 9 and Dancin’ in the Country. The Living End caps of the first night and ensures an electrifying start to the festival.

    Saturday promises an eclectic mix of artists, beginning with The Whitlams, Black Stump, John Williamson, James Johnston, and Kip Moore. The Hoodoo Gurus will end the night with their legendary rock tunes and stage presence.

    The third and final day wraps up the festival with a decent spread of performances starting with Roadtrippers, followed by Graeme Connors, The Hindley St. Country Club, and Sheppard. The festival closes out with a powerful set by Jon Stevens, ensuring that Savannah in the Round ends on a high note.

    Festival-goers can also look forward to late-night parties in the Big Top Music Hall with Dee Jaye Bux and live music in the Bulbar.

    Savannah in the Round 2024 will be held from October 11 to 13 at the Mareeba Rodeo Arena in the Cairns hinterland. Tickets are already on sale and guests are encouraged to secure theirs ahead of time.

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