Planning Part 2 – Be Prepared

As the event draws nearer, make sure you have gone through all the dos and don’ts on our website and ensure you’re thoroughly prepared.

If you’ve misplaced or lost your tickets, give us a call and we’ll resend them to you. Nothing worse than a last minute panic, so make sure these are somewhere you can locate them easily.

Check the weather, especially if you’re camping, plan for wet weather, hot weather, cold weather, thunderstorms…this is Australia, anything can happen. As we found out at Stanthorpe Rocks in 2015 when a massive thunder and lightning show rolled in at about 3pm. For some reason historically, rain, mud and large music concerts seem to go together.

Stanthorpe can be cold, Charters Towers will be hot, but make sure you’ve checked what the weather is going to do. Forecasts aren’t always right of course, but don’t rock up without having at least checked what the experts say.

It’s a really good idea to make sure you have clothing ready, a raincoat should it rain or a jacket if it gets chilly.

There’s nothing worse than not enjoying a Slydogz event because you weren’t prepared.

BE PREPARED. Like a boy scout.

Til next time, Slydogz Newshound – JC


Stanthorpe Rocks - Campground


So, you’ve got your tickets and the excitement begins to mount, what’s next?



Are you going to camp? Will you need accommodation? Will you be driving?

There is a lot to think about and it would be a really good idea to have a good look through this website and find out all you can about your event. The festival layout, when the bands are playing, what you’re allowed to bring into the festival and what you’re not. Check what food and drink will be available, find out how to get to the site and how to get home. All the important details are right here on the website.

There is a very comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions page as well as all our terms and conditions and if you have a good look over all of that stuff then you shouldn’t be surprised at the gate when we tell you your pet elephant must stay outside during the festival. For example.

Planning is paramount, especially in the lead-up to the event. What will you wear? What’s the weather going to be like? There are a lot of factors to take into consideration and we’ll cover them all right here in this blog.

Stay tuned for the next step in planning your Slydogz Festival Experience


– JC The Slydogz Newshound


First Things First

So you want to go to a Slydogz event?

Step 1: Buy your tickets

Easy right? No tickets = no music, no awesome Slydogz experience.

It really is easy!

Those more discerning Slydogz will be watching our website and Facebook page like a hawk, watching and waiting for those earlybird specials and ticket allocations.

The best time to buy your tickets for a Slydogz Event is usually while you’re in the middle of enjoying one. Without a doubt at Towers Rocks in September and again at Stanthorpe Rocks in November, then at Rocky Rocks next year, Sly himself will bound up onto the stage and offer massive savings on next year’s ticket prices if you buy straightaway. Keep your ears and eyes open for that one! Then in the weeks after each event make sure your eyes are glued to the Slydogz and event Facebook pages as he’ll probably do it again. Get in early and make huge savings, that’s the aim of the game!

Next and also terribly important. What tickets will you get? General Admission or something a bit fancy like Reserved Seats with the deluxe Sly’s Hideaway? Make sure you factor all this stuff in.


Otherwise, if this is your first time, don’t worry, we’ll be gentle. Go straight to the event page you’re interested in and grab your tickets there. It’s all very safe and secure, no need for concerns about privacy and when it’s done your tickets will be emailed directly to you.

If you struggled enough just to find this blog and read it, let alone blindly submit to these scary new technologies then you can always call on 07 4681 4150 and we’ll walk you through it or do it for you.

Excellent, now you’ve got your tickets….time to plan. See you next week!

– Slydogz Newshound, JC

Coming Up

As most of you will know, the Slydogz eventz calendar is now stocked with three major events each year (and we’re always looking for more, where we can go next).

One of our main philosophies is to bring amazing Australian music to regional Queensland, a part that very often misses out on the good stuff, unless there are people willing to bring it you.

This is where Slydogz comes in.

Already this year we’ve been to Rockhampton on April 30 for Rocky Rocks. It was our very first event in that beautiful city and we’re already organising our return in 2017, where things will be bigger and better than ever. Word travels fast in the bush and judging by the amount of wonderful and positive feedback after Rocky Rocks we have no doubt you won’t want to miss it next year.


Next up, we’ll be hitting the road again to Charters Towers for Towers Rocks on September 2, 3 & 4. Our first foray into northern Queensland taught us a lot, but the main thing we learnt is people are screaming out for us to come back and do it again. So that’s exactly what we’re doing and we can’t wait. Three days of camping, music, great food and drink and memories that will last a lifetime. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Then on November 11, 12 & 13, our flagship event, Stanthorpe Rocks. Where it all started in 2013. Last year was huge with a killer line-up and the amazing super tent, which sheltered everyone when one of those unpredictable Ballandean storms popped in for a look. Super tent, super screen, superstars…why would you miss it?!

That’s what’s coming up. Buy your tickets now!!

Towers Rocks 2016 – Click Here to Buy Tickets Now

Stanthorpe Rocks 2016 – Click Here to Buy Tickets Now

Rocky Rocks 2017 – Click Here to Buy Tickets Now


Until next time, JC the Slydogz Newshound…


Welcome to the new Slydogz Blog!

It’s not just about the music, it’s about the experience! That is precisely what Slydogz is all about. When you come to Slydogz event, we want you to leave having had the best possible experience. We love our music, we love having a good time and we think it shows in the way our events are run. Everything is thought of, every i dotted and every t crossed, so you have the best time possible. Music, comfort, food, drink, shade, shelter, merchandise, even the chance to meet your musical idols. You don’t get that every day!

13123214_1742027686065125_6408442374373714491_oIn this new series of blogs, we will take you on a journey through the Slydogz experience. The quintessential who, when, where, why, and what. Everything you need to know about each and every Slydogz event. Why we do what we do and how we do what we do. From ticketing to the international food village to looking after yourself on the day. Running a major music festival is a big job and a lot goes on that you, the concert-goer may not even realise. This blog series will give you the tips and tricks for having the ultimate experience as well as give you a little insight into what makes the Slydogz Eventz team tick, or bark as it were. Welcome to the Slydogz experience – stay tuned!


Finalist for a Major Award

Slydogz its not all work and no play.
We nominated our very own, KJ, into the QLD Training Awards in the category for the Bob Marshman, Trainee of the Year – we received a phone call a month back notifying KJ that she made it to the Top 5 for the Darling Downs South West Final! What an achievement! The next step of the process was for KJ to undergo a phone interview with 2 of the judges from the QLD Training Awards board – which soon resulted in a second phone call announcing the news that KJ was in the Top 3 for Darling Downs South West.

The Slydogz Crew will be off to Toowoomba on August 8th for the Darling Downs South West, Regional Final Presentation Ceremony where the winner will be announced. KJ is up against Briahna Pritchard, studying a Certificate III in Business Administration and Jordan Williams, studying at Certificate II in Civil Construction. If KJ is successful at the regional finals she’ll be off to Brisbane in September to compete at the QLD finals against numerous trainees from around the state.


The Slydogz Crew celebrated this awesome success with a beautiful lunch in the cosy and warm atmosphere of the Varias Restaurant at the QCWT. Truly a treat as the winters rolls into town!

Congratulations on your amazing success KJ. Fingers Crossed for the regional final!


11882832_1146925998669701_5987904326496725668_oUPDATE: Winners are grinners. After a fantastic night at the QLD Training Awards Darling Downs South West Final at the Armitage Centre, Toowoomba, we are proud to announce that KJ was awarded the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year! KJ will be off to the state final in Brisbane in September.


UPDATE: Unfortunately KJ didn’t take out the state award but not to worry, being a state finalist is a massive achievement in itself. We couldn’t be prouder of our KJ!




Our Super Duper Tent for Stanthorpe Rocks

As you may have heard we are introducing our new best friend for this year’s Stanthorpe Rocks concert.  We are sure you’ll love him, he goes by the name Super Tent.

The Slydogz Crew took a trip to Toowoomba to see the Super Tent in the flesh at Easter Fest 2015. If you were with us at last year’s Stanthorpe Rocks, we know the words Super and Tent would have signaled a sigh of relief! But don’t worry, we’ve got it covered, literally!

You’ll find the Super Tent at Stanthorpe Rocks 2015, with a purpose built stage and all the important aspects of the day neatly tucked inside – including the dance zone, reserved seating, corporate areas, general admission space and even a pop up restaurant this year! With a gigantic 4,000 square metre coverage, we will all be safe from any of the crazy weather conditions the rock gods decide to throw our way this year. And with 5-metre-high sides it will allow for a beautiful view of our surrounding vineyards, and keep that outdoor festival feel!