BIRDZ and The Delta Riggs to Headline Spectacular Festival Line-up

Published on 01 June 2023

The Delta Riggs

Rockhampton River Festival returns this July to claim its place as the quintessential winter festival in its 9th year on the Central Queensland calendar, igniting the Rockhampton Riverside Precinct from 28th to 30th July.


Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said Rockhampton River Festival is back with an outstanding line-up of nationally recognised artists supported by exciting up-and-coming talent that will captivate audiences of all ages across the 3-day festival.


“This is a great example of Rockhampton’s ability to attract stellar talent and deliver top-tier events for residents and visitors alike.”


“This year's Rockhampton River Festival will also introduce the first-ever River Kids Precinct, a fully immersive children's zone featuring live shows, workshops, and activities,” said Mayor Williams.


“The festival aims to create a memorable and inclusive atmosphere, catering to the whole family.”


The Delta Riggs will grace the festival stage on Saturday, bringing their explosive energy and genre-bending compositions that have redefined rock 'n' roll.


“Rockhampton, it’s been a long time, but we’re coming for ya!  Can’t wait to migrate north for winter and give the people of Rocky what’s going to be a stunner of a show. See ya soon!”


Headlining the Sunday program at Rockhampton River Festival is none other than BIRDZ, a proud Butchulla man, renowned for his unique brand of hard-hitting Hip Hop embodying strong messages of hope and self-determination.


Born in Rockhampton, Nathan Bird, professionally known as BIRDZ is thrilled to have the opportunity to perform at the River Festival and return to his roots.


"I was born in Rockhampton, and still have family in the area, so I'm really looking forward to performing at River Festival. It'll be my first-ever show in Rocky, and I can't wait to bring what I do back to where it all started.


Acting Advance Rockhampton Executive Manager, Zac Garven, expressed his excitement about the festival's return to July, stating, "we continue to position the region as a must-see destination and the Events Capital of Central Queensland with signature events like Rockhampton River Festival.”


“Queensland is calling this winter, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from out of the region heading to Rockhampton for our idyllic warm winter weather, hero events and experiences," Mr Garven said.


“Rockhampton River Festival, a free entry event, promises entertainment for all ages, making it the perfect outing for families, music enthusiasts, and adventure-seekers alike. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this momentous celebration of music, art, food and culture.”


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About Rockhampton River Festival

Friday 28 – Sunday 30 July 2023

Rockhampton Riverside Precinct - Quay Street, Rockhampton

Free Entry, All Ages event

Full program and ticketed events to be released soon at


Rockhampton River Festival is the quintessential winter festival on the Central Queensland calendar, showcasing a diverse line-up of nationally recognized artists and up-and-coming talent. Held in the picturesque Rockhampton Riverside Precinct, the festival aims to create a vibrant celebration of music, art, food and culture that captivates audiences of all ages. With its commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences, Rockhampton River Festival solidifies the region as the Events Capital of Central Queensland.