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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Getting Around Urban

The Urban Country Music Festival’s new heart, the Caboolture Historical Village and showgrounds, will make it easy for fans to catch all the action this Labour Day long weekend.

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Allan Sutherland said most festival events and entertainment were a short walk from each other and council would set up pedestrian walkways so festival goers could move easily from one event to the next.

“We’ve organised a free festival shuttle bus operating between key venues in Caboolture and the historical village all weekend,” Mayor Sutherland said.

“So if you want to leave the car at home, you can catch a train to Caboolture station and one of our shuttle buses to the festival.

“Or you can catch a shuttle bus from the Morayfield Shopping Centre, the King Street multi-storey car park in Caboolture, or opposite the Caboolture RSL on the corner of Beerburrum Road and James Street.

“The buses from these locations will run regularly throughout the day and a timetable will be available on the festival website closer to the weekend.”

Limited paid parking will be available at the Caboolture Showgrounds during the festival, however, there will be no paid parking available on Sunday morning while the Caboolture markets are held at the showgrounds.

If you’ve chosen to make a big weekend of it and camp at the festival, you’ll find yourself right next door to the heart of activities.

The festival kicks off with the Urban Blaze concert and Urban Rodeo on Friday, April 29 and continues until around 2pm on Monday, May 2.

To plan your festival visit or to access details of parking, shuttle buses and special camping package offers, see the festival’s website at

The main concerts this year are:

Saturday April 30 - More Country than Urban featuring Joe Nichols, James Reyne, The McClymonts, Jonah’s Road and 2011 Toyota Star Maker winner Luke Dickens.

Sunday May 1 - More Urban than Country featuring Evermore, Thirsty Merc, The Potbelleez, Amy Meredith, and Sinead Burgess.

Where: Alexander Barr Sporting Complex
When: 5 to 11pm
Both concerts adults $120, children $60. One concert adults $65, children $30 if booked ahead at 

The festival is proudly presented by the Moreton Bay Regional Council and major sponsors Grand Prix Mazda and Caboolture Shire Herald.

The Urban Country Music Festival is benefiting from funding under the Events Queensland Regional Development Program (EQRDP)

The EQRDP is an investment program designed to extend the flow of economic and social benefits of events to regional Queensland.

A state-wide initiative, the program is committed to enhancing existing events in regional Queensland, as well as assisting in the establishment of new events.

Since the EQRDP began in 2001, more than $16.4 million has been invested in 762 regional events, an indicator of the important role these events play in their communities and wider Queensland.