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May Long Weekend April 29th / April 30th 


Jimna Base Camp   21 School Road    Jimna 

Early Bird

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JIMNA ROCKS is back in 2023!!

It’s all happening April 29th /30th over The May long weekend 

After two successful events the bands and crew are all pumped for this one. 2023 will feature a diverse range of music over the two-day camping long weekend.

JIMNA ROCKS celebrates music in all its forms and offers a chance to escape the city and mingle with the artists in a relaxed atmosphere.

Jimna Base Camp will play host to the 3rd annual Jimna Rocks and is situated in the Somerset Region just two hours north of Brisbane.

Known as "Yowie country" there were reports of a few sightings at the last Jimna Rocks event that cannot be confirmed or denied but coming into its 3rd year the line-up is sure to lure him out of the surrounding bush to join in the fun.

The Jimna State School was converted in 2019 into a 2-acre, flat-level, campground with hot showers and plenty of toilets. Six acres of quiet seclusion, right in the heart of the tiny township of Jimna that sits in the most northern part of the Somerset Region. The area hosts nearby gorges, ravines, creeks, and waterfalls and it’s only 35km north of Kilcoy.

Jimna has no shops or fuel station and no ATMs and the tiny historic village dates back to the timber milling and gold mining days of early Australia.

Every year Jimna comes alive when Jimna Rocks comes to town. Immerse yourself in the bush with live music, campfires with a variety of food trucks onsite. 

You will find the community bar set on a small hill above the campgrounds that makes for a perfect viewpoint overlooking the campground and stage area.

What more could you want for a weekend away? JIMNA ROCKS is fast becoming known as the place to be in 2023. Exceptional music from over 100 artists coming together from Brisbane, Gold Coast. Toowoomba, and Northern NSW for the grassroots festival offering a perfect way to spend the May Long Weekend.

Gather up your friends and family, pack up the van, get the camping gear ready for JIMNA ROCKS 2023.

Tickets are limited for this boutique festival that is free of large crowds that you would associate with other festivals.

Early bird discount applies, Tickets available December 1st through Eventbrite

Camping onsite will be capped so be quick to secure yours.

Day passes will only be available at the gate on the day. Gates open Saturday April 29th 8am and the music kicks off at 11am through till 11pm.

On arrival set up camp and settle in for what's going to be a great weekend.

JIMNA ROCKS is BYO but we encourage a trip to the bar at least once to support the local guys and our sponsors Young Henrys and Coopers. If you make it through a night of rock on Saturday, your Sunday will start with morning yoga sessions with Johan Danno and his positive meditation sessions.

Explore the area and visit the Sunday markets at the local hall or on the festival grounds.

Kick back and enjoy the smell of campfires and food smells wafting through the air.

JIMNA ROCKS supports talented artists so that everyone can enjoy, live music in the Aussie Bush.

Acts include solo artists, duos and bands from around Queensland and Northern NSW all ready to bring you a show of exceptional talent.

Facilities (Hot Shower’s, Toilets) Basketball court, Tennis Court, Playground.


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Roadhouse will Headline Jimna Rocks on the Saturday night with an hour set from the Rock God's from Brisbane.

Companionship, skilled musicianship and insane energy comes together to form this active hard working rock quartet.

Charismatic front man Chris Brynes and the on-stage presence of his 3 amigo's will give you a high energy show that won't be forgotten in a hurry. Four best mates formed in early 2016 have carved themselves a reputation for a blood pumping live shows bolstering a large repertoire of well crafted, catchy modern rock anthems. Check them out if you haven't already. 


A unique and energetic six-piece band from the Gold Coast.

The Wayward Suns are a blend of Blues-Funk Hip-Hop, with inspirational elements in roots, funk and reggae.

They have been lighting up dance floors up and down the east coast for years and they will be bringing it back to JIMNA ROCKS for the 3rd year running.

Sunday night headliners with an hour-long set to close off the festival.


Toowoomba band Goldie Horn are a fusion of heavy blues-based rock that impels you to move. The powerful vocals and guitar skills of Jediah Boase teamed with exceptional bass lines from lachlan and bought together with precision percussion from Fraser Hargrave make for a moment in time that will touch your music soul. 

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Tripstitta came into the music scene as a Good time that didn’t know when to stop. Their music is the sound of the counter culture that lives and breathes in the Australian Night life. Its centered around upbeat modern indie rock with an emphasis on pre drink pump up anthems with a touch of Centerlink. Whether your G’ing up the lads for a night on the town or telling stories about last nights adventures, these boys have the tracks to become your new best mates


KRAVE are renowned for being dynamically expressive and will leave you in a state of craze and bone buzzing adrenaline through their heavy riffs, exceptional vocal power and energetic stage presence.

KRAVE live and breathe their passion and deliver the best show imaginable.

KRAVE give everything to their audience. Every song. Every show.



Gold Coast singer songwriter Majelen is fast becoming one of Qld’s premier and ground-breaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. Majelen has recently joined a high profile of artist endorsed by one of the worlds leading guitar producers, Cole Clark, who also endorse Angus and Julia Stone, John Butler, Jack Johnson and Xavier Rudd.

Majelen's music is strongly influenced by jazz and blues, as well as the many nations and cultures around the world that she has seen, experienced and grown to love over the past few years. With a combination of unique and percussive acoustic guitar style, ground-breaking technical fluency and speed, thought provoking lyrics, improvised melodies and captivating stage presence, Majelen continuously inspires audiences around the globe. Having been labelled “writing genius”, and a “beautiful inspiration”, which both excites and captivates.

"Majelen glides through a unique blend of folk, rock and pop to deliver a sound that belongs entirely to herself" - Happy Mag  

Majelen is "speaking into the lives of thousands through music" - Marc Baunbaum, BE Mag  



UPSIZE are a rock band from Brisbane that formed in 2003 making it 20 years on the stage come 2023.

Their music has been described as "old-fashioned, dirty rock" which is "reminiscent of the glory days of Aussie rock’n’roll”.

(DCR - Time Off)

“The tightest live band I’ve seen in twenty years”.
(Geoff Turner - The Radiators)

"The mongrel-factor is upsized significantly as headliners UPSIZE unleash some ’70s-style rock.” (Michaela McGuire - Time Off, Live review from The Living Room)

“UPSIZE, another Brissy based band, with their amalgamation of 70’s style Guitar Rock and Powderfinger-esque style, were in my opinion the best of the Fest.” (Amy Stannard - Q Mag, Live review from Get Set Fest)



"Project 62 grabs the old school and the new school and takes them both back to school." The sextet hailing from Toowoomba has recently recorded with legendary producer Steve James. Their upcoming 4th release delivers an aural assault to the unsuspecting listener. On closer inspection it becomes clear that the band has a message. That message is handed down by frontman Jason Lawler who's baritone vocals bark lyrics that are designed to inspire people to seek connection to the earth and its people. The video for the releases first single, "Ancient Valleys", was filmed largely in the Bunya Mountains, the traditional site of the largest and widest-attended gatherings of Indigenous Australians from South East and Central Queensland to north eastern New South Wales. This is consistent with the songs message which talks of the significance of these "Ancient Valleys" that we all walk and live in. Project 62 is all about community. 



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Happy Rayz is a trio formed on the Gold Coast in 2018 by Joshy Dredz . Influenced by several different artists and genres, they mix blues, Rock Reggae and Roots music bringing a unique vibe to the stage. Happy Rayz plays covers and original music that will get your toes tapping, spreading positivity, concious messages and gratitude for life.



Dreams of Indigo are an Indie/ folk rock band from the Gold Coast.

The band delivers heart felt vocals from the talented singer songwritter  Mitchell Lancaster backed up with beautiful harmonies. from Katie Mead on drums.

Their style is unique and brings with it an honesty connecting their audience to the Dreams of Indigo.


“Their sound is huge, lyrically it’s fun and she is a perfect example of why women are born to rock” - Tracey Moyle, Good Call Live 2019.

Known for her devilish sass and theatrical performance, Jollee takes you on a wild Wonder Woman Rock n Roll ride to the other side. Combining old school rock with heavy blues; these hard rockers are recreating history and making it their own. With powerfully fierce vocals, heavy drum beats, unique guitar riffs, and thick bass lines, Jollee’s innovative and energetic tunes are truly unshakable.

Jollee is a dirty rock n roll four piece served with a cup of cement.

Jollee has been working hard to deliver a modern rock sound for your listening pleasures.

Fierce and ferocious the goddess that is Jollee!!!

KTO Kathleen Turner Overdrive 


A punk rocking, drum smashing, femme-fronted, axe grinding, bass thumping collective of musicians banging originals  to get dancing to


A blending of Brit-Rock and Coastal Reggae, Ban Solo are often compared to the Kooks, Arctic Monkeys and Ocean Alley. Their sounds push and pull between laid back grooves and upbeat punchy bops. With an infectious live energy, living up to the hype, Ban Solo is destined to become a household name.

Over the years Ban Solo have become a household name for music lovers in Brisbane. With the release of their debut EP “Sick Sad World” they have gracefully established their distinctive sound and grounded themselves with notable tracks “Millionaires” and “Mistress” as true maestros of indie reggae music.

With the highly anticipated release of their latest single "Runaway" BS show that they are capable of walking the line between many genres and are not slowing down with every release becoming a fan favourite.




Johan Danno is music written from the heart for the soul! Americana Roots Reggae from South Florida & the Gold Coast of Australia that brings A high energy live show to Entertain, Inspire, & Deliver Feel Good Vibes at a Time the World needs it Most!



Owls of Neptune are a 4 piece originals band from The Sunshine Coast,

Each member has been born with music in their soul to create and inspire.

Owls of Neptune take you on a journey of highs and lows with their live performance.
2021 Limelight award recipients at Caloundra Music Festival, played live on ABC Radio. This years winners of Passport To Airlie for The Sunshine Coast. If you like catchy songs with lyrics that touch the heart and music that fills the soul then you’re going to love these guys



Stone Rising are a hard rock band, from the Gold Coast. Comprising an edgy mix of rock and blues styles that represent past and present. The band is clearly defined by the presence of the unapologetic guitar sound that will grab you in the first riff and the powerful vocals of Shar Roxxon 


Charismatic Rock n Roll fresh from Southeast QLD, Chamber Lane have been taking the music scene at full force with their energetic sound, packed full of flavour.

Great tunes, ecstatic live performances and tracksuit pants… It goes without saying that these Eternal Misfits are truly a package deal.

ChAMBER LANe pull together a dynamic and exciting fusion of Rock, Punk and Pop, but make no mistake, these four lunatics are a Rock Band through and through. With a diverse catalogue of original music, these boys don’t and won’t hold back, from all out Rock n Roll bangers, to the more heartfelt, mellow ditty’s for those ‘sit down shower’ moments.

With loads more in store for you, get ready and get keen to wrap your ear holes around new music, and all things Chamber Lane so be a Kool Kid and get amongst it!



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Mickey Gee has been balls deep in music from an early age and after playing live for years has been getting a taste for the festival scene after playing at BPMF, jungle love and rabbits eat lettuce.

Unable to settle on just one genre has led to an eclectic mix of original tunes inspired by Tash Sultana, Sticky Fingers, Matt corby and Ziggy Alberts.

Playing acoustic folk and pop on one side of the fence and electronic synth and Effects driven electric guitar sounds run through a loop pedal and fat drum beats to hold the grooves together on the other side what Munkey feet does makes sure there's something for the lot of ya drenched in high energy and passion.

Self-recorded EP "Re-align" released in early 2019

1st Album "Heartbreaks and Happiness" released june 2022

2nd Album "Distorted happiness" Coming out late 2023

Winner of Nam Jam Busking Competition 2018 and finalist in Buskers by the creek competition 2018.



Based on Australia’s Gold Coast we are Chavez Cartel... 2019 saw the band release it’s first two EP’s. Their debut ‘Lucky Lucky’ EP earned the band a feature on BBC Radio (UK) as well as airplay across the world. Followed in quick succession was the follow up ‘Confidence Is All I’m Taking Home’ EP which racked up 3 nominations for the 2019 Gold Coast ‘Song Of The Year’ award. 2019 also saw the band jump from local clubs to the festival circuit where they most notably played the Saturday night Main Stage at Rockhampton River Festival along with Australian acts The Vanns and Alice Ivy. The band were scheduled to play numerous festivals throughout 2020 coinciding with their first east coast tour but ya know..... FUCK COVID! Chavez Cartel released their latest EP on Thursday December 10th 2020 which is a 5 track EP recorded LIVE @ Studio One16, Burleigh Heads earlier that year (2020). The EP is titled ‘Quarantine Sessions’ in reference to the COVID-19 isolation period in which it ...




"The dynamic duo of Adam & Katie "

Lullabies & Lacerations has been put together for Jimna 2023. 

The accomplished musicians and masters of many instruments have come together with some originals and covers.

Get in on this Jam  

“Every band’s favourite band,” local Gold Coast alt rockers DOGTAGS spread their brand of energetic pub rock to audiences all over South East Queensland. Backed by a driving rhythm section and an acoustic guitar, prepare to have your face melted off by a Slash inspired lead, fronted with catchy tunes you will not get out of your head for days!!

Serving up a jug of sweaty rock'n'roll....



From Adelaide to Brisbane, Australian/American solo artist ARI brings a medley of 60s and modern hits from a blend of genres. Described as a mix of Missy Higgins and Amy Winehouse with a rockabilly edge. 



Original psychedelic punk band


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