Queensland-based Comiskey Group has made a huge move in the entertainment sector by acquiring Coochin Fields, a brand new music festival site on the Sunshine Coast.

Comiskey, who are also the owners of the AHA’s metropolitan Hotel of the Year Sandstone Point Hotel, have a proven track record of bringing world-class events to Brisbane and the Moreton Bay region. Comiskey Group Director, Rob Comiskey said he has been eagerly awaiting the announcement of the new venture.

“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,” Comiskey 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.”

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

After the pandemic created a challenging environment for the entertainment industry over the last couple of years, the Comiskey Group’s Entertainment Director, Jonathan Jackson is looking forward to bringing live music back to South East Queensland in a big way.

“It’s been a rough couple of years for the live music industry, but I am glad that we can get back to business and bring more local, national and international artists to the stage where they belong. It is a really impressive site that has so much potential. I am looking forward to showcasing the new space to more promoters, we have already seen incredible interest and I know there will be plenty more! It’s going to be an exciting addition to the region, we can’t wait to bring your favourite musicians closer,” Jackson said.

The group said it is already in discussions with existing festivals that are wanting to expand into Queensland, and that the Coochin Fields announcement is just one of many major projects that will be announced as the group embarks on its ambitious plans to double in size over the next couple of years.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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