Coochin Creek to host massive music festival

PLANS have been unveiled for a massive 150-hectare festival site at Coochin Creek, which the site’s new owners say will host some of the world’s biggest artists this year.

Queensland-based Comiskey Group, known for its Eatons Hill and Sandstone Point hotels, today announced plans for a festival that would rival the size of Byron Bay’s Splendour in the Grass, with its inaugural ‘Coochin Fields’ event later this year.

Located in Coochin Creek, the 150 hectare site purchased in mid-2021 is 35 minutes south of Maroochydore and 80 minutes north of Brisbane, idyllically located to capture both markets, with direct access to the highway.

Currently operating on the land are two turf farms and a strawberry farm, soon to be joined by some of the world’s biggest artists, the Comiskey Group said.

The group has a long history operating as hoteliers but have also made a name by bringing some of the biggest names in music to their award-winning venues, including Prince, Ice Cube, Rita Ora, Khalid, The Beach Boys, Ke$ha, Tyga, Bryan Adams, SIX60 and Post Malone.

“I am excited to bring something special to the Sunshine Coast, the natural festival site is a similar size to North Byron Parklands, so there is plenty of opportunity to host both small and large-scale events with international artists and multiple stages,” he said.

“Just like our other entertainment facilities, we are looking at how we can make the offering at Coochin Fields as convenient as possible for our patrons.

“The new concert site will see on-site camping and the ability to book a return bus from a range of locations around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.”

Coochin Fields will not only offer plenty of conveniences and must-see artists, but unique activations and experiences that will push the boundaries of what you’d expect from a festival, a statement from the group said.

“Coochin Fields will operate as an amalgamation of what we have learnt from years of experience and our motivation to hit the ground running after the pandemic,” Mr Comiskey said.

“We are ready to take things to the next level, exceed expectations and bring another
great entertainment facility to this great community.”