CMC Rocks Cancelled Again

Written by on 23 November, 2020

Another blow to country music fans was delivered this morning when CMC Rocks announced that the iconic must see festival on every fan’s calendar, has once again been cancelled!

CMC Rocks has long been the favourite of country music fans down under thanks to its ability to book headline international talent such as Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Luke Combs and more. The annual festival has been held in a number of locations and even had multiple festivals in a single year, but over the last few years its been calling Ipswich, Queensland as its home.

“Two years without CMC Rocks, without Country Music’s best of the best playing on our stages, without seeing your faces, is not a scenarios we ever thought we would be facing and we’re truly devastated”

CMC Rocks via social media

As was the case with this year’s edition of the annual festival, Chugg Entertainment and its partners have made the difficult decision to cancel CMC Rocks for yet another year due to Covid-19. There will be no ‘CMC Rocks 2021’ in 2021.

The 2021 event was already affected by Covid-19 with no headline international talent booked to play. Organisers and fans of the festival remained committed and hopeful.

CMC Rocks made the announcement on social media, view full size here

Although Australia is largely doing well compared to the US and UK, home to many of our favourites airing on The Wolf Australia’s New Country Radio station, there is still uncertainty around event/concert restrictions and restrictions on large gatherings of people. The event brings together country music and festival fans from across the country, leaving the organisers to balance both Queensland restrictions but also inter-state border restrictions and federal restrictions. Rather than play the guessing game as to how the event could function, organisers elected to skip a second straight year.

The official terminology being used is ‘postponed’, but unless we see CMC Rocks 2021 being held in say January 2022, with the 2022 event held within the same year, we are essentially seeing next year’s event cancelled as well. It does mean however that ticket holders for 2020 and 2021 can hold on and wait for the next CMC Rocks festival or request a refund.

What remains to be seen though is whether or not CMC Rocks will undergo a name change. The TV channel with the naming rights, Country Music Channel (CMC), was closed down and replaced by a separately run, Australian version of the Country Music Television (CMT) channel in North America. CMT Rocks 2022? We prefer Wolf Rocks 2022 😉

If you’re a ticket holder for 2021, you can learn more about the cancellation on CMC Rocks’ FAQ page:



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