Star attractions announced for 2019 Adani Rockhampton River Festival

The 2019 Adani Rockhampton River Festival is set to take us to new heights with the major attractions revealed today!

This year’s Festival may be the most photogenic yet with a 26 metre high ferris wheel dominating the riverside skyline, the return of the spectacular River light show by Sydney based Oracle Liquid, and artist installations including a neon dog walk glowing in our laneways. 

Always focusing on introducing something new and quirky, Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the River Festival has well and truly built a reputation for bringing unique experiences to the city.

“With the support of Adani, the State Government, CQUniversity and Woollam Constructions coming on as our main sponsors, Council is very excited to roll out another spectacular River Festival,” Mayor Strelow said.

“We have brought back some things our community has loved in the past, including the River Lights show which was first seen at the opening of our Riverside redevelopment last year, and theKermonds with their new show Panache at Customs House after their Spiegelesque cabaret show was a raving success in 2017.

“And for only $5, the real spectacle on our riverside will be the Rockhampton Wheel which will give us a rare opportunity to experience the best views of Rockhampton and the Festival.

“We have many surprises this year, including a world-touring installation that can’t be missed, but we are keeping some things up our sleeve so that festival goers can stumble across some very unexpected things and really enjoy the experience,” Mayor Strelow said.

Adani Australia’s Head of Communications, Kate Campbell, said Adani was proud to again be the naming sponsor of the Rockhampton River Festival.

“Each year we see the local community come to life during the Adani Rockhampton River Festival. It is a vibrant celebration and we feel privileged to give back to people of Rockhampton who have given so much support to Adani over the years,” Ms Campbell said.

The Festival, held 12 – 14 July, will once again stretch along the city’s riverside from Derby Street to Archer Street, and will flow into the CBD laneways with roving performers making their way through crowds.

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This event is proudly sponsored by Adani Australia, CQUniversity, Woollam Constructions, McMurtrie Consulting Engineers, Optus, Stage and Audio, The Morning Bulletin, Triple M, The Empire Apartment Hotel, Stanwell Energy, Stanke Electrics, and Pierce Engineering and has received funding through State Government’s Queensland Destination Events Program and the Regional Arts Development Fund.