Riley Green, MacKenzie Porter, Casey Barnes & More Announced For Ridin’ Hearts 2024

June 11, 2024 6:26 am in by

Frontier Touring have officially announced the full lineup for this year’s Ridin’ Hearts festival, featuring a suite of international country legends.

The nine-act bill is headlined by US favourite Riley Green, riding hot on the heels of his 2023 album Ain't My Last Rodeo (and marking his Australian debut). Joining him from the States will be Cooper Alan, Tanner Adell and Austin Snell, while Josh Ross and MacKenzie Porter will represent the Canadian constituent.

To round it all all out, we’ll also have the chance to catch performances from local legends Casey Barnes (who currently holds the #1 spot on the Countrytown Hot 50 with his smash-hit Mayday), Bella Mackenzie (who just made her major label debut with the empowering and anthemic single COWBOY) and DJ Konsky.

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The daylong festival will go down in Sydney (Eora) first, taking over Sydney Showgrounds on Saturday November 2, before setting up shop at the Caribbean Gardens in Melbourne (Naarm) the following day (November 3).

Tickets for Ridin’ Hearts 2024 go on sale at 11am next Tuesday (June 18), following a presale that kicks off at the same time this Friday (June 14) – head here for more info on both sales.

In a press statement, Frontier Touring COO Susan Heymann said of the impending return of the Ridin’ Hearts festival: “As country music continues to be the genre everyone’s talking about, we’re very excited to announce the return of Ridin’ Hearts, a one-day festival that’s bringing country music to the city.

“The response to our debut last year was incredible and we can’t wait to come back to Sydney and Melbourne with a lineup curated for the country enthusiasts, the country curious and anyone just looking to have a great day out.”

The festival’s return was formally announced at the end of May. Bailey Zimmerman headlined last year’s debut edition, with the lineup also shining with the likes of Danielle Bradbery, Sam Barber, Matt Schuster, Alana Springsteen and VAVO.

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READ MORE: Four Things We Learned From Bailey Zimmerman Ahead Of Ridin’ Hearts Festival

Upon the official launch of Ridin’ Hearts last November, promotor Michael Chugg said of the endeavour: “This festival is a first of its kind, a unique opportunity to witness the domination of country music in Australia. We're thrilled to bring together a mix of established country artists and emerging talents, creating an unforgettable day of music, fun and authentic country experiences.”

Heymann shared the sentiment, also saying at the time: “The popularity of country music is no longer a secret; the audience is growing and is more far-reaching than ever, so it's time for something for the fans in the city.

“Ridin’ Hearts is a fresh festival experience for long-time country loyalists and the country curious. Alongside CMC Rocks, Ridin’ Hearts is set to become another unmissable event for Australian country music fans and the perfect stage for international artists to play in front of Australia's most passionate music fans.”

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Riley Green (USA)
Cooper Alan (USA)
Josh Ross (CAN)
MacKenzie Porter (CAN)
Tanner Adell (USA)
Casey Barnes (AU)
Austin Snell (USA)
Bella Mackenzie (AU)
DJ Konsky (AU)

Saturday November 2 – Eora/Sydney, Showgrounds
Sunday November 3 – Naarm/Melbourne, Caribbean Gardens


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