About

6th to 11th MAY 2025 at the CAPELLA COVERED ARENA

Welcome to the Capella Country Music Festival

 
The Capella Country Music Festival is a six-day extravaganza, running
between Tuesday the 6th of May and Sunday the 11th of May 2025.
 
 

Great attractions for 2025!

Besides our galaxy of stars performing on the Main Stage, the 2025 Capella Country Music Festival will bring more attractions for the whole family. Join us and enjoy some quality time in our beautiful region.

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ONCE-IN-A-LIFE-TIME OPPORTUNITY

Walk-Up Artist

The Festival will kick off on Tuesday 6th May with a Walk-Up Artist Program and Talent Competition. This is where Australia’s emerging Country Music Talent have 4 days where they can put their name on the whiteboard and take the stage to show our Country Music Community exactly why they should be crowned the 2025 Capella Country Music Shooting Star. Unlike any other Festival in Australia, the lucky winner of the Shooting Star Country Music Award will also receive the exclusive opportunity to be included in the Festival’s Main Program on the Saturday and Sunday, as well as receive a one-on-one mentoring session from an Australian Country Music Legend.

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FOOD AND DRINKS

Catering

There is ample opportunity to stay refreshed, with plenty of drinks including tea, coffee and soft drinks readily available.

The festival will also be hosting our favourite Food Vans. Confirmed so far - the Donut Ladies and Full Belly BBQs

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FUN AND LAUGHTER AT THE...

Bush Poet's Breakfast

Celebrate all things country at the Bush Poet’s Breakfast with Gary Fogarty. A morning of laughter, tears and some good ol'bush stories, held before the headline acts returned to the Main Stage.

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CWA LADIES

Friday Dinner

On the Friday night the Capella Country Women's Association will be putting on a hearty feast for all of our Festival attendees and performers at the Catering Pavilion. Come along and enjoy a beautiful hand-cooked meal while listening to some of the talented walk up artist that will be vying for the prestigious title of being named the 'Capella Shooting Star'.

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DEMONSTRATION

Bush Cooking

Come and meet Ranger Nick, who is a master of keeping it simple demonstrating camp oven and bush cooking skills, something he has done for many years.

Ranger Nick whips up a cracker of a meal with whatever is in the tuckerbox. He is sure to teach you a thing or two about bush cooking and leave a lasting impression on you while he does it.

Getting to the Capella Country Music Festival

The historical township of Capella is located midway between Emerald and Clermont on the Gregory Highway. The Gregory Highway passes right through town and is the main street of Capella. Also known as Peak Downs Street. 

The Capella Country Music Festival is being held at the Capella Showgrounds Covered Arena. 23 Hibernia Road, Capella - View on Google Maps.

Getting from Brisbane to Capella - Take either the Burnett Highway, the Warrego Highway or the Bruce Highway (via Rockhampton) - View on Google Maps.

Getting from Townsville to Capella - Take either the Gregory Highway or the Bruce Highway - View on Google Maps.

Are you traveling down from the Charters Towers Music Festival? (they finish a few days before we start). It couldn't be easier, just head south on the A7 and before you know it you'll be with us. View on Google Maps

Finding your way around

The site is quite easy to navigate, but it is nice to have an idea of what is where when you first arrive.

Because of this, we have created a simple map showing you all the key locations and rough distances between things.

To see a larger version click on the map image, or use the button below to download a copy. 

Get your Questions Answered

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: FREE ENTRY TO THE DAILY ENTERTAINMENT!

Camping and day pass

$165 per person

    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

    $43 each day

      Children

      FREE under 14 years

        DISCOUNTS FOR CONCESSION CARD HOLDERS AVAILABLE TOO!

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