North gears up for first drive-in concert

' Killer Queen' will appear among a trio of tribute acts at North Queensland's first drive-in concert on 19 September 2020. IMAGE: Supplied

Buckle up, music lovers!

North Queensland just got it’s very first drive-in concert.

Live at the Grounds – Mega Tribute Show will welcome internationally acclaimed tribute acts Killer Queen, The Fleetwood Mac Experience and The Great Creedence Revival Show to the Ayr Showgrounds on 19 September 2020.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said the event was the first of its kind in Queensland.

“The Burdekin has a strong foothold as the sugar cane capital of Australia – however our Council staff continue to innovate and put our Shire on the map in other areas with one-of-a-kind events that are of international standard,” Cr McLaughlin said.

Live at the Grounds – Mega Tribute Show will celebrate some of the biggest bands of all time, with tribute acts for Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Creedence Clearwater Revival set to perform. I can’t wait to welcome these showstoppers to the Burdekin with a sell-out crowd of cars.

“Each vehicle will be assigned a ‘bubble’ to park in – its passengers will then be treated as a family unit and can then enjoy the concert however they like within that bubble – whether they sit in their car with the windows down, set up in the tray of their ute, or groove along in camping chairs. Audience members will then only leave their ‘bubble’ to visit the bar or the bathrooms, with strict COVID Safe measures in place and regular sanitising of facilities throughout the event.

“Tickets will be on sale very shortly, and I encourage everyone to get in quick – due to mass gathering restrictions and limited car spaces, there will only be a limited amount available.”

Local band, The Boothill Express will open what’s sure to be an unforgettable show.


Live at the Grounds – Mega Tribute Show will be held at Ayr Showgrounds on 19 September 2020.

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