In a year that is shaping up to be full of firsts for one of the states largest biennial mining exhibitions, MineX 2019 has announced an addition to its 3-day program and this one is set to “rock the socks off exhibitors and the community”.
Organisers Commerce North West have confirmed the hosting of the inaugural MineX Rocks concert on the Saturday of the program which runs from May 30 to June 1.
A free community-based event MineX Rocks will form both the closing function for the hundreds of exhibitors who attend the iconic mining and engineering exhibition, and entertainment for the local community and surrounding region.
To be staged in the grassed forecourt of the Kalkadoon Arena at Buchanan Park the MineX Rocks concert will kick off at 5pm on Saturday June 1 and will include local and internationally renowned live entertainment, food, community and trade stalls, a bar and ticketed VIP area and free entry.
Commerce North West President Travis Crowther said they wanted to host a closing function that allowed exhibitors to experience the hospitality and community spirit that makes Mount Isa a great place to work and live in, and that measured up to the magnitude of the MineX event.
“While the mining expo is a platform for highlighting new and emerging products, services and technologies and fostering relationships between major industry and business, it’s also about celebrating life in a mining city and we see MineX Rocks as the perfect way to do just that.”
Organisers have locked in live entertainment acts including local acts Pacific Groove and Bull Dust who are scheduled to get the party started.
According to MineX Event Manager Katie Schrodter, the headlining act will be announced soon but is “renowned as one of Australian’s up and rising acts” and “a larger than life band who were recently one of the most talked about acts at the Tamworth Country Music Festival”.
If you would like to be a part of MineX Rocks organisers are inviting interested parties to register their contacts via the website or their social media channels, with invitations for concert stall holders soon to be released.