Cloncurry's Beat the Heat festival sees huge turnout

Published: 24th September 2021

Cloncurry Shire Council's annual Beat the Heat festival was back bigger and better than ever this year from 9-12 September. 

The festival was a four-day jam-packed social event that saw a live cabaret performance from The Clints, a street party, spring races and Sunday markets.

Beat the Heat festival, Cloncurry


Approximately 1,500 people attended the street party, with visitors travelling from as far aflung as NSW and Vic.

The street party has live entertainment from BRAD COX, The Wet Whistles and Paw Patrol, a celebrity chef masterclass from Dominique Rizzo, plus fan favourites the Mine Cart Rally and Curry Cook Off.

Beat the Heat festival, Cloncurry


There were also free amusements for the whole family, food vendors and plenty of cold beer.

The races saw more than 650 people enjoy a day of racing followed by a splendid morning in the park at the Sunday markets.

Beat the Heat festival, Cloncurry


Cloncurry Shire Council Mayor Greg Campbell said the festival street party was aimed at family fun. 

"It has also created an opportunity for locals and visitors to enjoy an event that promotes our major industries and showcases what a wonderful, friendly place Cloncurry is," he said.

“The Beat the Heat Festival will be a ‘must do’ on all travellers' lists as well as an ideal reason for any Cloncurry-ites to visit."

Beat the Heat festival, Cloncurry


Additionally, Cloncurry Shire Council said would like to thank event sponsors including the Queensland Government, Visit Queensland, Experience Outback Queensland, MMG Limited Dugald River, South32 Cannington Mine, Glencore Queensland Metals Ernest Henry Mining, Total Generators, and Auzscot Civil.

Next year’s Beat the Heat Street Festival is already back to full planning mode for September 2022 and is an event not to be missed.