Award-winning mega-pub Sandstone Point will soon hold its inaugural Sandstone Rocks concert, headlining with major Australian acts.
The Sandstone Point Hotel is the current title-holder of the QHA’s ‘Best New Hotel’, ‘Best Outdoor/Non-Enclosed Facility’ and ‘Best Overall Hotel’.
It is taking the ‘outdoor’ appeal to a new level, announcing the first annual Sandstone Rocks Major Concert, in partnership with Regional Touring. The star-studded* 2016 line-up so far features: Hoodoo Gurus, Baby Animals, Jon Stevens and The Black Sorrows, with more names to come.
The hotel, set on seven hectares of waterfront overlooking Bribie Island, is even larger than its sister venue, the Eatons Hill Hotel, often known as the ‘biggest pub in Australia’. Both were built by the Comiskey Group, and both have enjoyed success and accolades in tune with their size.
The concert will be held at the Hotel’s massive outdoor area, with artists performing on a waterfront stage. Comiskey Group director Robert Comiskey says the new event is very much in line with their philosophy on entertainment.
“We are massive supporters of the Australian music industry, and are very excited to be hosting artists of this calibre.
“Sandstone Rocks will be an annual event that will headline only the biggest and best acts for Queensland to enjoy.”
Conscious of community co-habitation, the Hotel has employed assorted measures to address sound disbursement during outdoor events, and striving to be in line with similar facilities for hosting large-scale events such as these.
“We are wanting to simplify the noise conditions, so we can be in accordance with all other Queensland Outdoor Venues,” explained Comiskey to PubTIC.
“We have already got a big summer planned at Sandstone Point Hotel, with six or seven major events confirm, and the change will mean that we will fall in with the industry norm.”
*The Hoodoo Gurus have been performing to Australian crowds for over three decades, and have been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The Baby Animals enjoyed widespread success in the 90s, including their own share of ARIA awards. Jon Stevens, best known for being front-man in Noiseworks, and Broadway roles such as Jesus Christ Superstar. Joe Camilleri, aka Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, continues to perform with his other band, The Black Sorrows.