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Big acts named for 2023 Lighthouse Rock

2023 Lighthouse Rock
ICEHOUSE, The Living End, Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets will take to the stage for the 2023 Lighthouse Rock festival in October.

Following the success of the first sold out event last year, Lighthouse Rock is returning on in October with another lineup of legends ready to rock Burnett Heads.

ICEHOUSE, The Living End, Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets will take to the stage, along with a mix of local musicians, with tickets on sale now.

Lighthouse Presents director Gavin Hales said 5,000 people were expected to attend the 2023 festival on Saturday 14 October.

He said he was excited to bring another big event to the region after Lighthouse Country was enjoyed by thousands of locals and visitors last month.

“Great lineups and community support has benefited to the success of Lighthouse Presents events,” Gavin said.

“Hearing and seeing the best acts in the country and then seeing so many happy people in one area are some of the best parts about this job.”

Also performing on stage in October are three local outfits including Mason Rack Band, Abby Sky and Evergreen Aus who are all set to well and truly warm up the stage for the headline acts.

Gavin said it would be an event not to be missed.

“Lighthouse Rock 2023 will have guests enjoying a show of a lifetime and these acts will blow them away with their performance as well as all the other attributes the event has to offer like multiple bars, food vendors and merchandise,” he said.

“Thank you to our sponsors and community at whole for fully getting behind this and showing their full support.

“Without them this could never happen.”

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at

Find out more about the 2023 Lighthouse Rock event here.

About the main acts


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Formed by Iva Davies, the band’s front man and musical creative force, ICEHOUSE went on to have an amazing 28 platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and more than thirty Top 40 singles.

ICEHOUSE’s unofficial Australian anthem, Great Southern Land, is 40 years old and has been the soundtrack to everything from discussions about Mabo and the soundtrack to the Australian cricket team walking on the field, to having a plane named after it.

For the first time in the Bundaberg area in over 35 years, don’t miss your chance to hear ICEHOUSE deliver the songs of a generation from Hey Little Girl and We Can Get Together, to I Can’t Help Myself, Electric Blue and Crazy to name just a few.

The Living End

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The Living End. Photo: CybeleMalinowski

The Living End is one of Australia’s most ferocious live acts, consistently headlining festivals around the country.

The band rose to fame in 1997 after the release of their double A-sided single, Second Solution/Prisoner of Society, which peaked at #4 on the Australian Singles Chart and went on to sell triple platinum.

Since then, The Living End have released seven studio albums, with two reaching the #1 spot on the Australian Albums Chart).

They have also gained chart success in the United States and United Kingdom.

They’ve been nominated for an outstanding 27 ARIA Awards, winning on six occasions as well as an APRA Music Award for Song of the Year in 2009.

Baby Animals

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Baby Animals. Photo:

If you were in Australia in the summer of 1991/92, you couldn’t avoid Baby Animals – they were everywhere.

Their self-titled debut was released the same month as Nirvana’s Nevermind and it sold nearly twice as many copies it did in Australia, preventing the Nirvana album from reaching #1 showing what an impact Baby Animals made.

Suze DeMarchi was (and is) a star; an Aussie rock goddess to rank alongside Chrissy Amphlett.

Of course, Baby Animals are now all grown-up, but they’ve got plenty of life left in them.

As their most recent studio album noted, This Is Not The End. And the beautiful thing is they still rock like untamed teenagers, too young to know, too old to listen. Luckily, we’re not too.

The Screaming Jets

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The Screaming Jets.

Born out of Newcastle in 1989, The Screaming Jets have been an enduring rock force in the Australian music landscape for over three decades.

These five blokes from Newcastle took the Aussie music scene by the scruff of the neck and gave a red-hot shake.

Their 30 plus years in the Oz music biz has not slowed down The Screaming Jets and their hunger to make great rock music and entertain their fans will be front and centre at Lighthouse Rock in October.