The first annual Trip The Switch Music Festival celebrates live music with a huge line-up of Australian artists including ICEHOUSE, James Reyne, The Angels, Shannon Noll, Killing Heidi, Boom Crash Opera and Blues Arcadia on Saturday February 27 at Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich…and tickets are selling fast!
Proudly presented by The Commercial Hotel Redbank, Trip The Switch are working with the Queensland Government Health Guidelines to produce a Covid Safe Event. Come and enjoy what promises to be one of the best all-day live music events in Australia.
Gates open: 12:00 pm
Blues Arcadia: 1:00 pm -1.30 pm
Boom Crash Opera: 1:50 pm – 2:20 pm
Killing Heidi: 2:45 pm – 3:25 pm
Shannon Noll: 3:50 pm – 4:30 pm
The Angels: 4:55 pm – 5:55 pm
James Reyne: 6:20 pm – 7:20 pm
ICEHOUSE: 7:50 pm – 9:20 pm
As one of Australia’s most iconic bands, headliners ICEHOUSE transcend age groups with hit songs like “Crazy”, “Electric Blue”, “Great Southern Land” and “Hey Little Girl”. Their career spans nearly 40 years and during that time ICEHOUSE have sold more than 9 million albums globally including eight Top 10 albums and over thirty Top 40 singles.
Hitting the stage before ICEHOUSE is James Reyne – one of our finest singers and songwriters. Reyne’s songs have provided the soundtrack to endless Australian summers and include “The Boys Light Up”, “Reckless”, “Beautiful People”, “Hammerhead”, “Motor’s Too Fast” and “Slave” alongside many more.
The Angels are legends of Aussie Rock with thirteen studio albums, eight Top 10 albums, 17 Top 40 singles … but that tells only part of The Angels’ story. It’s the relationship with the audience that means everything to the band, built via thousands of gigs and they will take to the stage before Shannon Noll. Noll’s rise to fame as the first runner-up of the first Australian Idol series in 2003 changed his life from farm hand in Condobolin to an artist who now has triple-platinum sales, number #1 hits, five top 10 albums, 17 platinum and three gold accreditations.
There’s a whole generation that doesn’t need reminding that the early ’00s belonged to Killing Heidi. “Weir” hit #2 and “Mascara” #14 in Triple J’s Hottest 100. Their debut album “Reflector” won four major ARIA awards and their live set comes before iconic rockers Boom Crash Opera. Live performances from Boom Crash Opera draw on a string of much loved hit singles including “Great Wall”, “Hands Up In The Air”, “Onionskin”, “The Best Thing” and “Dancing In The Storm”.
Opening Trip The Switch 2021 are Blues Arcadia who combine the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues to create a unique dirty-soul sound delivered with swagger, style and sensitivity.
Gates open at 12pm for a massive day of great Australian music with all areas in the venue enjoying great views of the stage.
Parking is available on site and a dedicated bus service is available from Ipswich Station, The Commercial Hotel Redbank and Springfield Station to the Willowbank Raceway. There will also be buses from Willowbank Raceway at the end of the day. All bus timetable, cost and booking information can be found here.
There are also camping and accommodation options close to the venue for anyone wanting to stay, unfortunately there is no on-site camping:
Willowbank Caravan Park (4.1km)
Keira Farm (4.3km)
Ipswich Showgrounds (14.6km)
Quest Ipswich (14.8km)
Cumquat House (15km)
Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn (15km)
Country Motel Ipswich (16.5km)
Live music is back, and Trip The Switch is ready to deliver!