Hold on to your buckles and dust off those boots, Road to Rodeo Longreach is three weeks away!

Road to Rodeo Longreach features a full rodeo program and a knockout country music line-up starring national music makers and multi-award winners The Wolfe Brothers, Bella Mackenzie, Luke Geiger & Bareback and James Johnston as well as locals Corinne Ballard and John Hawkes. And that’s just the start!

The cowboys have given the nod, they’re ready to open the chutes for Road to Rodeo Longreach!!

In just three weeks over the weekend of April 30 and May 1, Road to Rodeo will take over LONGREACH, bringing a taste of the legendary Mount Isa Mines Rodeo experience to the heart of the Queensland Outback.

And some of the best in the rodeo business will be there, including four champions from 2021 Mount Isa Mines Rodeo including Kerrie Holder (Open Barrel Champion), Fred Osman (Bareback Champion), Sam Weston (2nd Division Saddle Bronc Champion) and Byron Kirk (Poddy Calf Champion) as well as an all-star country music line-up!

Longreach is set to host a party for the ages!

The full program can be seen at https://www.isarodeo.com.au/road-to-rodeo-longreach/

The rodeo schedule includes the Bull Ride (Open, Over 40s, 2nd & Junior Division), Saddle Bronc (Open & 2nd Division), Bareback (Open & 2nd Division), Rope & Tie (Open), Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Race, Ladies Breakaway Roping and Mini Bull Rides.

In addition to the Rodeo Rock concert on Saturday evening, there’s, food & wine, low ‘n’ slow BBQ by famed pitmasters The Shank Brothers, wine tastings at Brown Brother’s Proseccos Paddock, markets and sideshow alley, competitor meet & greet sessions, cooking demonstrations, bush poetry by Scotty the Barefoot Poet, sheepdog demonstrations and more.

Straight from the upper echelon of Australian country music, The Wolfe Brothers lead the line-up for the Rodeo Rock Concert on Saturday 30 April. They will be joined by skyrocketing country star and winner of the 2020 People’s Choice winner in the Toyota Tamworth Country Music Festival Bella Mackenzie from Mackay, along with fellow North Queenslander Luke Geiger & Bareback, a finalist in Rise-Up at this year’s Winton’s Way Out West Festival, and from Wingham on the mid-north coast of NSW, young country superstar James Johnston. Two local Longreach music-makers will star on stage with the national names – young, rising talent Corinne Ballard and local legend, singer-songwriter John Hawkes who comes with his bullock named Ollie!

This outback festival is perfectly at home in Longreach, home to stockmen, shearers, sunsets and big blue skies. Longreach in the heart of Outback Queensland is the perfect location for the first Road to Rodeo. It is a proud rodeo-loving region, is home to the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and has a long rodeo and camp drafting history.

So… Pack your boots, buckles, wide brimmed hats and sense of adventure and see you in Longreach – BOOK NOW!

Road to Rodeo LONGREACH: An Isa Rodeo Event Experience

Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May, 2022

Longreach Showgrounds and Rodeo Arena

Website: Isarodeo.com.au

Tickets, accommodation packages and travel itineraries: all at isarodeo.com.au

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Mount Isa Mines Rodeo

The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere

Thursday 11th August to Sunday 14th August 2022

Website: Isarodeo.com.au

These events are supported by the Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland