Thursday, March 14, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

An Iconic All-Australian Line-Up Legends on the Lawn 2024

After a sold-out event last year, Legends On The Lawn returns in 2024 with an iconic all-Australian line-up. Featuring ICEHOUSE, Jet, Jon Stevens, Pete Murray, Baby Animals, 1927 and Bachelor Girl, the one-day festival is back in June and by all reports, it is guaranteed to sell out early!

Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson said after the success of the 2023 Legends On The Lawn it was fantastic to see such huge names stepping out once more for the 2024 event.

“With Australian music royalty ICEHOUSE, Jet, Jon Stevens and Pete Murray, as well as crowd favourites Baby Animals and 1927, it’s certain to be an epic live music event that will benefit our community and our economy.

“Legends On The Lawn is shaping up to be a major drawcard for our region, attracting visitors who will also have the opportunity to experience all of the natural attractions on offer, including platypus spotting, sunrise on the beach with kangaroos and exploring our pristine beaches and tropical rainforests.”

Harrup Park CEO Adrian Young agreed. “We’re extremely excited to be involved in one of the best line-ups ever assembled in North Queensland,” he said.

“Last year’s event was outstanding and we expect 2024 to be even better!”

ICEHOUSE is one of Australia’s most iconic bands, well known and loved by audiences across generations, playing to sell-out, capacity audiences in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world. Formed by Iva Davies, the band’s frontman and musical creative force, ICEHOUSE went on to have an amazing 28 Platinum albums, eight Top 10 albums and over thirty Top 40 singles. 

Unofficial Australian anthem, Great Southern Land, has been a part of almost every Australian’s summer soundtrack for the past 40 years and in 2014, it was inducted into the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia registry.

JET, originally hailing from Dingley in Melbourne, quickly conquered the world after forming in 2001, selling more than 6.5 million albums globally and securing 10 x Platinum certification in Australia and Platinum in the USA and UK for their 2003 debut album ‘Get Born’. The album produced a string of classic singles in ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’, ‘Rollover DJ’, and ‘Look What You’ve Done’ and netted the band 6 x 2004 ARIA awards. Both ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ and ‘Cold Hard Bitch’ peaked at number 1 on the US Modern Rock singles charts and propelled the band to the top of festival bills and charts around the world.

In 2023 Jet’s greatness was formally recognised at the 37th ARIA AWARDS.

JON STEVENS returns to Mackay again to thrill audiences far and wide with the Noiseworks & INXS Collection, which pays homage to the bands that helped cement him as Aussie rock royalty. With a career that spans more than four decades, Jon has a swag of solo hits to his name, as well as songs which have become all-time favourites from his time with bands Noiseworks, INXS and the Dead Daisies. His performance will feature hit after hit and have punters on their feet from start to finish.

PETE MURRAY is one of an elite group of Australian artists to have sold over 1.2 million records across his illustrious, 20-plus year career in music. He has also achieved 3 ARIA chart-topping albums to date (2003’s ‘Feeler’, 2006’s ‘See The Sun’ and 2008’s ‘Summer At Eureka’) and has been nominated for a whopping 17 ARIA Awards.

With a long list of radio hits and 7 albums under his belt, Pete Murray has always been a crowd favourite everywhere he plays. His string of hit singles – ‘Feeler’, ‘So Beautiful’ and ‘Opportunity’ to name just a few – continue to soundtrack life’s precious moments and Pete often receives feedback that certain songs, particularly ‘Better Days’, have saved lives.

“There’s no greater appreciation for your song than your lyrics keeping someone alive; that’s just the best thing you could ever hope for,” he acknowledges.

THE BABY ANIMALS exploded onto the Australian music scene in 1991 with their debut album spending six weeks at number one, eventually going eight times platinum and becoming the highest-selling debut Australian rock album until the release of Jet's 'Get Born' album 12 years later.

The Baby Animals launched back onto the scene in 2013 with their third album (the first in 20 years), ‘This Is Not The End’, a genuine rock album with a return to classic Baby Animals form that their fans loved. The band has struck a familiar pose with their enigmatic singer Suze DeMarchi and her talismanic guitarist Dave Leslie returning for action. They’re joined with Dario Bortolin on bass and Mick Skelton on drums. 

1927, Australian pop rock legends, formed in 1987. In 1988 their album ‘...Ish’ went multi-platinum number-one. Front man Weideman reformed the band in 2009 with a new lineup. Fast forward to 2024 and the wheels are well and truly back on! “The last 10-12 years has been very fulfilling for me. I’ve taken the band to a different audience.” Indeed the demographic of 1927 has changed and developed.

BACHELOR GIRL is one of the biggest and most loved Australian acts of the 90’s and early 2000’s, enjoying international acclaim particularly in Asia, Scandinavia and the U.S. (including signing with Clive Davis at Arista Records). Standing out with their exceptional songwriting and Tania’s warm, powerful vocal, APRA recently reported a massive achievement for the band – their hit single ‘Buses and Trains’ being the most played Australian composition on Australian radio in the last 25 years.

The 2024 Legends On The Lawn is guaranteed to sell-out – grab your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets for Legends on the Lawn go on sale at 9am QLD time on Thursday 14th March through Ticketmaster and are only available through authorised ticket outlets listed. Patrons are advised not to purchase tickets from Viagogo or other Third Party Sellers, as fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

Caption: Featured artists: ICEHOUSE, Jet, Jon Stevens, Pete Murray, Baby Animals, 1927 and Bachelor Girl

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