Killing Heidi, Jack Jones and 19-Twenty have been announced this week as the headline acts for Rock the Turf in 2019.
After a suspenseful weeklong countdown, the leading lineup was fully revealed on Wednesday morning, and Rock the Turf event manager Clayton Denson said that the headliners are sure to impress.
“This year we’ve tried to get people that Wagga hasn’t had for Rock the Races; people that haven’t played in the Riverina before,” Mr Denson said.
Rock the Turf was lucky to secure Killing Heidi after the band broke up in 2006, but they will re-form to play Rock the Turf and celebrate their 20th anniversary in the music industry.
Siblings Ella and Jesse Hooper will grant their fans the long awaited opportunity to sing along to hits like ‘Mascara’, ‘Weir’ and ‘Live Without It’ at the event in March.
Jack Jones will also make an appearance on the Rock the Turf stage after spending more than a decade in America. The singer found fame in the much-loved 90s band Southern Sons, and won the hearts of Australia with hits like ‘Heart in Danger’, ‘Hold Me in Your Arms’, ‘You Were There’, ‘Always and Ever’, ‘Waiting for that Train’ and ‘Lead Me to Water’.
Rock the Turf 2019 will also see the return of 19-Twenty, who proved to be quite the crowd-pleaser at last year’s event.
The remainder of the lineup is still to be announced, but Mr Denson hinted that there would be a big-name Wagga band joining a selection of local favourites.
Back for its 6th year, Rock the Turf is shaping up to be another must-see event in 2019, if headline acts are anything to go by.
“We’ve had over 8,000 engagements with the event on Facebook so far, and a lot of that interest is from out of town,” Mr Denson said.
“That being said, we really need local people to support it if they want it to keep going.”
After losing Red Energy as their major sponsor for next year’s event, Rock the Turf is drawing on local support more than ever.
“Now that we don’t have Red Energy, we’re really running off local businesses. There’s no way we could hold it without our local sponsors,” Mr Denson said.
He also acknowledged the hard work of the committee in organising the event.
“There are only about 10 people, all volunteers, and it wouldn’t happen without them.”
Ticket prices will go on sale online from Oztix at 10am tomorrow December 1. Rock the Turf will be held March 23.