Hometown Fest is hitting the Brisbane festival scene with something a little different.

This genre-defying two day music and arts celebration features 50 local and international acts. Set at the Brisbane Showgrounds from November 23–24, Hometown Fest is a premium music, arts and culture festival, with a mix of free family fun daytime events and a Paid Visitors Arena at night.

Escape, explore, engage and be entertained with Brisbane’s newest festival breaking down the barriers between people and music, embracing the Brisbane landscape and showcasing country music, pop, rock and punk rock artists.

The line up includes indie rock songstress Doolie, Route 33, Electrik Lemonade, Brooke Schubert and Australian Idol alum Hayley Jensen. No matter your genre of choice, Hometown Fest will be a blast for everyone.  You can even get your face painted – though technically that’s just for the kids!

Saturday 23 November will feature performances in the Visitors Arena by CCMA winner Meghan Patrick, Walker Hayes, Parmalee, Andy Velo, Codie Prevost and Honey Country, all taking the stage for a country-infused extravaganza.

On Sunday 24 November Clay Walker, Craig Morgan, Logan Mize, Dallas Smith, Kaylee Bell and King Callaway will bring down the house to rival Nashville’s famed Opry theatre.

Things to eat, drink and do

Stop by the Queen Bar in the Valley Laneway to see indie rocker San Mei take the stage. Imagine the countryside as you partake in a free flower crown workshop on Rural Road in front of the Shed Stage, with performances by Adam Eckersley Band and Hurricane Fall.

Feeling hungry? Head to Hometown’s food and wine precinct Expo Alley – a nod to Expo 88. Or meet us at the crossroads to make the ultimate decision: country or rock. Crossroads Park is the intersection where country meets pop and rock, with a huge shade installation incorporating bars, food and picnic areas to take in performances by Fanny Lumsden and Brad Cox. 

The kids are taken care of too – Kidzone features its own small stage, complete with a petting zoo and barn dancing for the littlies with Farmer Bob.

Let’s add some competition to the mix. Judged by Hometown Heroes Brooke Schubert and Route 33, the kids can enter to win $5–10k for their school via the Hometown Musical Kids Program. The winning groups will get to perform live on stage during Hometown Fest. Find out more and enter here.

Head to the Hometown Fest website for the full line up and to purchase tickets. If you’ll be travelling to the festival, let us take care of the planning with one of our travel packages starting from $1,500 per person for 4 days!

There’s no place like home, and there’s no festival like Hometown Fest. See you in November!