Charleville Showgrounds

The Outback Trail
Saturday 20 April, 2024

Outback Sounds

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Saturday 20 April, 2024

Gates open at 1:30pm with performances starting from 2pm. The event will conclude at 10pm.

Charleville Showgrounds, Partridge Street, Charleville





Child 6 - 17 years


Children under 5


Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children)


Local Legends Adult - Early Bird


Local Legends Concession - Early Bird


Local Legends Child 6-17 years - Early Bird


Local Legends Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children)


Accessible Parking

Assistance Animals

Auslan Interpreted

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Don't have tickets yet? You can still join us! Tickets are available for purchase on the door the night of the event. 

On the eighth day of our epic journey, we trot into Charleville for the inaugural Outback Sounds— a one-day, family-friendly music festival proudly reigning as the pinnacle event of The Outback Trail.

Outback Sounds will transform the Charleville Showgrounds into an outback oasis, where the spirit of music, arts, food and community bursts to life. To start Outback Sounds with a bang, we've mustered a star-studded line-up featuring a plethora of Australia's most loved musos to take to The Courier Mail Main Stage.

Renowned indie-rock heroes Ball Park Music are leading the charge, alongside distinguished alt-rock luminary and Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey. In tow are folk sensations Pierce Brothers, country-pop rising star Taylor Moss, alt-country powerhouse Tori Forsyth, North-Western QLD country artist Wade Forster, ensuring there's a tune for everyone to tap their boots to.

Audiences will also be treated to a special performance from William Barton, Australia's leading didgeridoo player and acclaimed composer, instrumentalist and vocalist. Through his remarkable musicality and deep connection to his Kalkadunga heritage, William Barton has expanded the boundaries of the didgeridoo, enriching both its cultural significance and the landscapes it embodies.

In between sets, have a squizz at the plethora of market stalls hosted by local vendors and discover a treasure trove of goodies ripe for the picking. And when your taste buds beckon, bog in to delicious eats from the diverse array of food stalls scattered throughout the site.

Outback Sounds isn't just a festival; it's a celebration of music, creativity and the warm spirit of community, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Queensland outback.

Alcohol will be available at our licensed bars, proof of age will be required, and alcohol is only permitted to be consumed within the licensed areas. This event is strictly no BYO alcohol or food items.

Pets are not permitted at this event.


QMF respectfully acknowledges the Bidjara Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, waters and skies of Charleville, where the Outback Sounds event unfolds. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of all communities who also work and live on this land. 



Our team work hard to ensure access needs are taken into account from the moment we dream up an event to the moment you leave the site. From accessible amenities, an accessible seating area, companion ticketing and Auslan interpreters at the main stage, we want to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable time out at Outback Sounds.

Learn all about accessibility at Qld Music Trails and ask our team any questions you might have below.


All Accessibility Information


The Trail Traveller Pass, grants entry to three of our premier Trail events at a remarkable 20% discount.

Tickets are $128 for adults and $102 for children aged 6-17, children under 5 are free!

Your Trail Traveller Pass includes 1x ticket to each of these events:

Sunday 14 April: The Gully Sessions in Nindigully
Tuesday 16 April: Ballads & Bush Yarns in Charlotte Plains
Saturday 20 April: Outback Sounds in Charleville

These tickets are limited, so you’ll need to get in quick!

Near Charleville


The roads from Cunnamulla to Charleville are all sealed, so you won't need a 4WD for this part of the trail.

The drive is around 2 hours, but allow some time to stop at Wyandra Beach on the way!

Due to recent weather events, there have road closures in the area. Please ensure you review the QLDTraffic website while you're on the road. 



Camping is not permitted at the event campgrounds during the event – if you're searching for somewhere to pitch your tent, check out Cobb and Co and Bailey Bar Caravan Park.

If camping isn't for you, there are also a range of hotels, motels and inns in the area!


We're on the lookout for passionate volunteers to help us make Outback Sounds unforgettable! No prior event experience is needed — as long as your ready to give it your best! In return for your time, you'll receive a FREE EVENT TICKET.

Ready to join the adventure? Apply today!


Ticket info, venue details and what the day will look like — our FAQs cover it all. We've gathered the most asked stuff to make sure your time at Outback Sounds is as smooth as your favourite track.

So, pump up the volume and check out the FAQs below. We're here to make sure your experience is off the charts fun and as stress-free as possible!


Charleville screams adventure! Whether you’re stargazing at the Cosmos Centre, fishing under a star studded sky on the banks of our peaceful rivers, visiting the cute and cuddly wildlife or or wandering along the Warrego river, there really is something for everyone!

There’s a lot to love about this outback town, and even more to see and do! But it’s not just the sights that will have you coming back for more, our community is our biggest asset. Genuine and authentic, with a whole lot of heart – see for yourself why so many people ‘just passing through’ fall in love with this little outback town and decide to call it home.


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