As a result of ongoing COVID restrictions, Paul Kelly and his band are not going to be able to play at Rockin’ the Rainforest next month as planned. We have been able to reschedule the event to Sunday April 17, 2022.


Ticket holders need take no action – all tickets remain valid for the new date. Patrons unable to attend the new date may obtain a refund by emailing 


Refund requests must be submitted prior to September 1st, 2021.


Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Rockin’ the Rainforest team.


rockin' the rainforest

Rockin’ The Rainforest is bringing new meaning to the term ”RnR” on Tamborine Mountain, and presents you with the opportunity to enjoy a huge array of incredible artists. From headline act, Paul Kelly, to the long line up of local talent listed below, the performances will rock the day and night away. This is a unique community event fundraising for the Tamborine Mountain State School P&C, and will be a day not to be missed.

Bring a picnic blanket or small camp chair, pick a spot and indulge in the amazing food from over TEN food trucks. Bar service will be provided by our local supporters, Witches Falls Winery & The Fortitude Brewing Co.

Rockin’ The Rainforest.

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Tickets are limited and will sell fast!

Now rescheduled to: 2pm – 10pm, on Easter Sunday, April 17th, 2022

Tamborine Mountain State School Market Grounds

Corners of Long & Curtis Roads

Tamborine Mountain, 4272


paul kelly

Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997, Paul Kelly is distinguished as one of Australia’s greatest performers and songwriters, with a prolific 25 studio albums, multiple film soundtracks, and two live albums to his name. 2017’s Life Is Fine saw Kelly finally achieve his first ARIA #1 album, also earning him ARIA Awards for Best Male, Best Adult Contemporary Album, Best Cover Art and Engineer Of The Year.

Having toured Australia countless times, both as headliner – notably on his Making Gravy tours – and as the special guest of greats like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, in 2017, Kelly was awarded the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to the performing arts and the promotion of the national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician.

Kelly’s band will be joining him the night, including Vika and Linda Bull, Bill McDonald, Peter Luscombe, Ash Naylor and Cameron Bruce. 


Russell Smith is front man for first nation band Brolga. Brolga is a fusion of Rock, Funk and Indigenous rhythms.

The songs connect to the country and ancient spiritual power.

The band of International touring stars Dave Mudie, Matty Vehl, Bones Sloane, Phil Ceberano and Ashley Naylor bring the party to any stage in the country.

Haystack Mountain Hermits

Multi award-winning family band Haystack Mountain Hermits are all related (and have the embarrassing photos to prove it), all multi-instrumentalists and all go.

Between them they play guitar, mandolin, double bass, accordion, washboard, ukulele, banjo, snare drum, harmonica, dobro, kazoo, xaphoon … and more! They’re known for their stunning big harmonies and fine musicianship as they interpret traditional songs and perform their own originals.

The family hit the A1 ten years ago on a busking tour of Australia and they haven’t stopped, now performing at festivals all over the country. They’ve been Tamworth Busking Champions, Australian National Busking Champions and featured in the ABC series The Recording Studio. 2021 saw them win a Qld Arts grant to release their ANZAC ballad The Horses Stay Behind (One Last Ride).

One family. One band. One day … they’ll get a bigger bus. #weplaywesingwefight

the inadequates

The Inadequates are an acoustic folk-rock trio with a bad taste in fashion. Listen to their tight harmonies and marvel as they commandeer the stage in their three-piece, machine-washable, polyester suits, which are possibly even louder than their music.

Likened to bands such as Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers and Weddings Parties Anything, the band features a wide array of instruments including accordion, banjo, guitar, washboard and mandolin.

Playing unique covers and originals, these national busking champions will take you on a tour through various genres, stopping only for dubious banter and when Lawson breaks a string.

Think barbershop quartet, but instead there are only three barbers and they clearly don’t know how to cut hair.

dane sharp

Dane Sharp is an award winning inspiring singer/songwriter mixing country, rock and heartfelt ballads seamlessly. 

Sharp is a former professional soccer player who has played festivals and shows for many years in both Australia and Nashville. 

Sharp signed with record label Touchwood Productions in 2007 who  have released over a dozen singles to radio with the hit “One Way Ride” charting at number 6 on the Hot Country charts.

His performances engage and captivate his audience with his honest delivery and down to earth personality.    

ben barker

Ben Barker is an Original musician combining the Didgeridoo and guitar simultaneously to create a truly Aboriginal Australian sound. 

From the streets to city hall and all over the country Ben Barker has performed his unique brand of melodical instrumentals and alternate rock to many crowds over the country. 

Psychedelic instrumentals, grunge rock riffs and a soulful voice, Ben will take you on a spiritual journey through the dreaming!!! 

Introducing our local rising stars

Eliza Mae

Eliza Mae is a Year 12 student at Music Industry College in Brisbane. She has been writing and playing music since she was little. She is a Tamborine Mountain local who has been doing gigs on the Mountain for years.

Float away with her folky sweet tones that will transport you to a long gone era. You can find her on Instagram at eliza_.16. Watch her latest song, Mr. Moonshine, on YouTube.

blind corners

Toby Angus and Jay Dallas are core members of newly formed local band Blind Corners. Both Tamborine Mountain locals since birth, they have been friends since they were 3.

Toby and Jay are currently experimenting with their music. They enjoy playing a range of different genres such as reggae, indie
and surf rock, but they are currently looking to create their own unique sound

frequently asked questions

There is no free age for children. All people attending the event must hold a valid ticket, regardless of age.

We do not recommend bringing babies or young children due to the noise levels, length of the event and the number of patrons attending.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and are
not allowed to approach the bars at any time.

Parking will be available at the Tamborine Mountain Sports Centre located at 400 Long Rd, Tamborine Mountain QLD 4272. Shuttle buses will be available free of charge to and from the location.

Please BYO picnic blankets and small chair – seat base no higher than 50cm to avoid blocking others view. Space is limited so please be considerate. You will be directed by security and Event staff to condense your setup if it is deemed excessive.

Please be aware that while you can BYO chair or picnic rug, patrons may stand during the performance. 

Seating will be provided for disabled patrons (organised beforehand)

There is a strictly no BYO food or drinks policy. We have some brilliant food trucks and a bar to fully cater to your needs.

A sealed plastic bottle of water is allowed. NO GLASS PERMITTED 

It is a condition of entry that a search of person or possession may take place with prohibited items confiscated.

There will be two ATM’s on site. All vendors accept cash or card.

Only permitted in the designated smoking area

It will be cold, please wear suitable clothing.

We are an outdoor event. If it does rain the show will go ahead unless conditions are deemed to be dangerous.

If wet we recommend bringing a raincoat and gumboots. PLEASE NOTE: Our soil is bright red, if wet it’s not a good idea to wear white shoes.

NO UMBRELLAS are permitted as they may block other patrons views.

No refunds will be given to those who decide not to attend the concert due to weather conditions.

If weather conditions are deemed too dangerous for the artists to perform or put staff and patron’s safety at risk, we may cancel the event and refunds will be issued as per our T&C’s

Food or alcohol

Drinks or drink bottles of any kind (except sealed bottles of water)

Glass of any kind

Umbrellas, tents or sunshades

Picnic baskets & eskies

Professional Cameras, audio or video recording devices

Animals (except for authorized assistance dogs)

Illegal or illicit substances of any kind

Any object that may be used as a missile or weapon

Any other that may be considered inappropriate or dangerous.

*It is a condition of entry that a search of person or possession may take place with prohibited items confiscated.

Yes, we will do our best. Please email access@rockintherainforest .com to let us know your requirements.

Parking – A dedicated parking area will be available in Curtis Road.

Ground condition – Please Note: the event is held in the TMSS Market grounds. Therefore, there are some sloped and uneven areas.

Toilets – Accessible toilets are located on site.

Gates open at 2pm

Artists commence from 2:30pm

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