Stars align on Beef2024 stage

Published 07 May 2024

Country music legend Troy Cassar-Daley kicked off regional Australia’s largest event in style on Monday night, rocking the Ergon Network Stage at Beef2024 in Rockhampton.

Aligning with the Queensland Labour Day Public Holiday, Brigher Super People’s Day drew over 33 thousand attendees through the event gates to celebrate the Australian beef industry and enjoy a stacked lineup of concerts, cuisine and cattle.

Dorothy the Dinosaur and Friends kept the kids entertained, while live music throughout the day included performances from Mo Swagger, the Col Finley Band, Anna Farquhar, Tyler Rodrigues and the Mad Mariachi.

Under the lights of the Ergon Network Stage, thousands gathered for the main event at 7pm – the Brighter Super People’s Day Concert headlined by Cassar-Daley.

In a reprise of his Beef2018 performance, the multiple ARIA and Golden Guitar winner ripped through his iconic catalogue of songs which have shaped Australia’s music landscape over three decades.

He was joined on stage by two-time Golden Guitar winner Brad Butcher and Australian Idol finalist Denvah – a Rockhampton local. The 23-year-old showed why she is considered one of the rising stars of country music, wowing the crowd with her distinctive voice and looking right at home performing alongside Cassar-Daley.

Beef Australia CEO, Simon Irwin, said the concert was the perfect way to start the week.

“Troy is a longtime friend of Beef Australia, and there’s no-one better suited to headline our Brighter Super People’s Day Concert,” he said.

“Brad Butcher and Denvah were the perfect support acts, and the crowd loved the interaction between the performers.

“With a packed lineup of entertainment all throughout the week, there really is something for everyone at Beef2024.

“Our new Twilight Pass gives locals discounted entry to the event from 3pm until late, giving them the chance to enjoy all the incredible entertainment and food in a way that works with family timelines and budgets.”

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch says People’s Day at Rockhampton’s famous Beef2024 event was supported by the Queensland Government.

“There’s no better way for Central Queenslanders to get behind Beef2024 than exploring the arts and cultural program which kicks off on People’s Day with a concert event featuring Queensland artists,” Ms Enoch said.

“People’s Day at Beef2024 delivers on our 10-year Creative Together strategy to grow the cultural and economic benefits of sharing uniquely Queensland stories and storytellers.”

For the full event program, visit the Beef2024 website.


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