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Jon Stevens, Eurogliders, Hoodoo Gurus, Sneaky Sound System and Budjerah all headed to Toowoomba THIS SEPTEMBER

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers' Festival of Food & Wine 4 mins read
A knockout line-up of Australian music royalty is headed to Queensland from September 8 to 10 for the iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers' Festival of Food & Wine

Jon Stevens, Eurogliders, Hoodoo Gurus, Sneaky Sound System and Budjerah all headed to Toowoomba for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers’ Festival of Food and Wine: September 8 to 10


A knockout line-up of Australian music royalty is headed to Queensland from September 8 to 10 for the iconic Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers’ Festival of Food & Wine.

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Jon Stevens, Eurogliders, Hoodoo Gurus, Sneaky Sound System, Budjerah and other leading and local sound-makers will come together at Queens Park for the three-day celebration. Foodie Queen, Justine Schofield will give Farm to Fork demonstrations, leading the flavour charge of over 20 local food offerings, 15 pop-up local Cellar Doors, feature floral designs, flower crown making, cocktail bars and floral beer options!


SO - mark the diary and book somewhere to stay, because this year’s Festival of Food & Wine is bursting with sounds, sights and sensational bites. Tickets are ON SALE NOW.


Chair of the Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Services Committee Cr James O’Shea announced the Festival line-up this morning.


“Our festival keeps getting better and better, and this year we again welcome some of Australia’s best music makers - musicians who have created this country’s biggest anthems, like the Hoodoo Gurus and Jon Stevens, and emerging stars like Budjerah, who opened for Ed Sheeran, and this week is performing at the Sydney Opera House. Combine this music mix with a wonderful three days of incredible flavours, produce and wine, fresh from the bountiful pastures, orchards and vineyards of the Toowoomba Region and the result is an experience for the ages,” he said.


Live music will feature each of the three days of Festival, with the local line-up to be announced later this month. Famed Masterchef Foodie Justine Schofield leads the Farm to Fork demonstrations. Queens Park will become home to The Tasting Room and see bars serving sips from 4Brothers Brewery, Pechey Distilling Co and Burleigh Brewing, as well as the BBQ Pityard from Paddock Butchery, the sell-out Botanical Society area, and more than 35 food and wine stalls. Flower Crown making stations return, with the floral displays again a feature. 


The internationally acclaimed Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers will take over September as a joyous 30 days of petals, flavours, sounds and sights, headlined by 190,000 blooms. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! In Queensland events calendar.


Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers’ Festival of Food & Wine 2023


Friday 8 September from 4pm to 10pm

  • Steph Strings
  • Budjerah
  • Sneaky Sound System


Saturday 9 September from 11am to 10pm

  • Hamilton Band
  • Chocolate Starfish
  • Hoodoo Gurus


Sunday 10 September from 11am to 8pm

  • Dreams Show – Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks
  • Eurogliders
  • Jon Stevens


TICKETS to the Festival of Food and Wine are on sale NOW at

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Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers 2023

1 – 30 September 2023


Festival of Food & Wine

8- 10 September 2023





Now a two-time ARIA Award-winning artist after taking home Breakthrough artist in 2021 and Best Soul/R&B Release in 2022, as well as the APRA Award for Most Performed R&B / Soul Work for the Matt Corby co-written ‘Higher’, this, Coodjinburra artist is one very special musician. Nominated for “Best Single” and “Best New Artist” at the 2023 Rolling Stone Australia Awards, and “Aussie / Kiwi Legend Of The Year” at the 2023 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, he was named GQ’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year while featuring in Vogue Australia as part of Baz Luhrmann’s guest edition. He also took to the stage as part of the AFL Grand Final with The Temper Trap, Gretta Ray, and Ngaiire. At the tail-end of last year, he was featured in Amazon Music’s global ‘Holiday Originals’ campaign covering Whitney Houston’s ‘Who Would Imagine A King’.



The EUROGLIDERS story begins in 1981, in Perth, Australia… the most isolated city in the world. Within a decade of forming, EUROGLIDERS had recorded four albums, enjoyed multiple chart topping singles and been awarded a swag of awards from around the globe. Grace Knight and Bernie Lynch are musical legends and their music remains part of Australia’s DNA.


Hoodoo Gurus

The legendary Hoodoo Gurus - by any measure, one of Australia’s greatest, best loved, most enduring rock bands of all time. “What’s My Scene”, “I Want You Back”, “Miss Freelove ‘69”, “Like Wow – Wipeout!”, “Bittersweet”, “My Girl”, “Come Anytime” are tracks that represent their unmistakable sound and provide the anthemic soundtrack to Australian and international fans today. Through the span of their international triumphs with sold out tours, nine gold and platinum records and being inducted into the Australian Music Hall of Fame, the ‘Gurus have remained one of the most popular and successful musical acts Australia has ever produced.


Jon Stevens

After 40 years in the entertainment industry Jon Stevens has truly cemented his place as Aussie rock royalty... best known as lead singer of 80's juggernaut Noiseworks, then later fronting INXS in the early 2000's, Jon has had huge success as a solo artist with his powerhouse vocals and electrifying live shows. There’s the Platinum record success in Australia with the Noiseworks hits ‘Take Me Back’, ‘Touch’ & ‘Hot Chilli Woman’ and critical acclaim for his performance as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar alongside John Farnham & Kate Ceberano. A stage powerhouse.


Sneaky Sound System

It was back in 2004 when Miss Connie and producer/DJ Angus McDonald started making beautiful music together. A series of singles at first then, in 2006, their self-titled, 3 x platinum debut album. Spearheaded by a spectacular salvo of chart topping hits – UFO, Pictures and I Love It – Sneaky Sound System won ARIA Awards for Breakthrough Artist and Best Dance Release, the first of 14 nominations to-date.


Steph Strings

Australian based singer-songwriter from Melbourne embodying bursts of percussion alongside Celtic, blues and coastal fingerstyle indie-rock. She has just released her new single ‘LION’ and is recently returned from sold out headline shows in London and performing at French Festival Les Escales, Saint-Nazaire to celebrate the release of her EP ‘Wildfire’.


Recent Awards and Accolades

Silver winner 2022 Queensland Tourism Award for Major Festivals & Events

Silver winner 2021 Queensland Tourism Award for Major Festivals & Events

Gold winner 2019 Queensland Tourism Award for Destination Marketing

State Finalist 2019 Australian Tourism Awards for Destination Marketing

Australian Tourism Hall of Fame Inductee 2018 Major Festivals & Events

Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame Inductee 2017 Major Festivals & Events

Gold winner 2018, 2017, 2016 Australian Tourism Award for Major Festivals & Events

Gold winner 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Queensland Tourism Award for Major Festivals & Events

Most Supportive Community Event 2017 Queensland Wine Awards

Event category Winner 2015 Parks & Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence

Gold winner 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards for Festivals and Events


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