Northern Queensland is well known for cane toads, hot weather and cyclones. Not music festivals. The Grass is Greener festival, based in Cairns and Mackay, is doing an amazing job in trying to change that. Last year Cairns and Mackay were left reeling after the best of the best of Australia’s musical talent graced the stages of the Grass is Greener. Artists included Will Sparks, Hermitage and Ivan Ooze, to name but a few. However, the Grass is Greener Festival has just announced this year’s lineup and it seems they have aimed up big time and scored some even more impressive Australian acts.

Announcement includes; (Alphabetical order)


British India



Greta Stanley


Ocean Alley

Peking Duk


What So Not*

Willow Beats

*Cairns only

**Mackay only

Fogarty Park in Cairns will hold the festival for the third time on Saturday the 14th of October and following a sold-out event last year, its best to get in quick for tickets. The Mackay Botanical Gardens attracted over 3000 punters last year and is expected to attract a similar crowd on Saturday the 21st of October.

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