A star-studded line up has been announced for the 2022 Sounds of Rock concert, with the likes of Aussie icons Hoodoo Gurus and Killing Heidi set to take to the stage at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct.
After experiencing great success at their inaugural event in May, the Sounds of Rock team announced they will be bringing the festival back to the region in 2022.
The festival will be held on Saturday 7 May, 2022 with tickets going on sale on next Tuesday 7 December from 9 am.
Sounds of Rock organiser from Nui Events Trevor Sands said the overwhelming response and success of the 2021 festival meant that they were always planning to bring the festival back to Bundaberg.
“We are announcing exciting news that in 2022 Sounds of Rock will be back in Bundaberg with a fantastic line up,” Trevor said.
“This year’s festival was a huge success; social media went crazy and the feedback we got was great which meant we were straight into planning for the next one.
“We can’t wait to see another great turn out following on from the festival earlier this year.”
With a very high calibre of performances taking the stage for the festival, Trevor said that it wouldn’t be possible to secure acts like this without the fantastic support the Bundaberg Region community gave to events like this.
“To secure acts like this for a regional town takes a bit of work, but the word of mouth from other artists about how good it is to play in Bundaberg has helped to make that process easier,” Trevor said.
“I know they have definitely heard good things from my conversations with the artists from last year.”
The 2022 Sounds of Rock Festival line-up includes:
• Hoodoo Gurus
• Killing Heidi
• Richard Clapton
• Boom Crash Opera
• Glenn Shorrock
• Matthew Munro.
Trevor said a crowd of more than 5000 people was expected at the 2022 event.
“We are expecting tickets to sell out and while we haven’t’ really put a number on it yet, we are guessing over the 5000 people mark,” Trevor said.
“We were very close to it at the last festival and this year we will be selling both general admission tickets and premium tickets to give people an opportunity to get closer to the stage.”
The event saw a number of intrastate visitors descend on the region, bringing with them a welcome boost to the local economy.
Bundaberg Tourism Marketing Manager Ellie Tonkin said Sounds of Rock saw fantastic results for the entire Bundaberg Region and was an event they were looking forward to welcoming back in May.
“We are so excited for the festival to come back to Bundaberg,” Ellie said.
“There was a significant number of people who came into the region to attend the event earlier this year so we are looking forward to seeing that again, supporting our visitor economy.
“We estimated that this year’s event bought in almost $1 million in visitor spend which is incredible for a first time event.”
Local artist Matthew Munro has also been given the opportunity to perform as part of the festival.
Find out more about the Sounds of Rock event here.