Rhythm & The Reef Mackay 2023 Announced


Rhythm & The Reef Mackay 2023: A Vibrant Celebration of Music and Community

Prepare to immerse yourself in the magic of Rhythm & The Reef as it makes a triumphant return to the stunning Bluewater Quay in Mackay, Central Queensland, on Saturday, September 30th, 2023. Presented by LiSTNR, this day and night festival promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for local and intrastate music lovers alike, celebrating the essence of music, community, and the spirit of freedom.

Building on the success of previous editions, Rhythm & The Reef 2023 is proud to present its most prominent lineup yet. Headlining the event is none other than Lime Cordiale, the beloved Australian indie pop-rock sensation and dual ARIA award winner. Their epic sets and captivating national tours have made them a powerhouse in the Australian festival scene. With hits like ‘Robbery’, ‘Screw Loose’, and ‘Inappropriate Behaviour’, Mackay is in for an electrifying treat.

Co-headlining alongside Lime Cordiale is the UK’s prolific hit maker, Example. With multiple number 1 singles, a chart-topping UK album, and millions of fans worldwide, Example‘s internationally acclaimed performances will grace the heart of regional Queensland.

Joining the stellar lineup is the rapidly emerging Australian artist, Go-Jo. With his breakout single ‘Mrs Hollywood’ gaining popularity on radio stations across the country, Go-Jo’s authentic character and infectious personality have been captivating audiences. Rhythm & The Reef marks his debut festival appearance, and his unique sound promises to captivate festival-goers.

In addition to the musical delights, Rhythm & The Reef will host the renowned Daft Punk tribute act, Discovery, who have been delighting fans of the French duo for over a decade. With hits like ‘One More Time’, ‘Starboy’, and ‘Get Lucky’, this tribute act will add a touch of nostalgia and excitement to the festival.

Embracing the festival’s core values, Rhythm & The Reef showcases a balanced selection of local and emerging artists, including Giant Palms, Late November, Clovr, and Cherry.

This event serves as a cultural bridge, providing enriching experiences for regional communities. Thanks to the visionary organisers and the support of valued partners and sponsors like Mackay Regional Council, Queensland Tourism, Events Queensland, Rumble On The Reef, Field Mining Services, and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, the local community can revel in this music extravaganza.

Secure your tickets for Rhythm & The Reef Mackay 2023 starting with pre-sale on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023, followed by General Release on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. The festival date is set for Saturday, September 30th, 2023.


Ticketing Information:

General (All Ages)

Pre-sale: $45
1st Release : $55
2nd Release: $65

Gold (18+)

Pre-sale: $90
1st Release: $99
2nd Release: $109

Platinum (18+)

Pre-sale/1st release/2nd release: $160


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