Hooooowzat! The gap year is over!

The beloved Bayside success story, ROCK THE BAY returns to close this year’s Festival in George Clayton Park! An outdoor stage, big screen, bars, rides, a VIP area, food, games for young people and chart-topping music all in one place – the Wynnum Fringe Garden.

This is the must see concert experience of the season. A Summer Love cocktail of Rock, Pop, Funk, Soul & Disco where Aussie legends meet local heroes. Mum, Dad – get the fam together. This is an all-in-day-out! We will fly, way up high as the OG King & Queen of Pop, Daryl Braithwaite and Marcia Hines reunite for the first time in 30 years to headline ROCK THE BAY with international Funk & Soul heroes The Bamboos and Brisbane’s brightest queer breakout artist since The Veronicas – indie rocker Hope D. Hosting the day will be Loretta Ryan from ABC Brisbane and Festival Director Tom Oliver who will duet some dance floor anthems with Marcia Hines – the first time since co-starring in global phenomenon VELVET in 2017.

Thanks to Bartons Bayside, we present the Bartons Rock Royalty Lounge ticket, a VIP zone which includes a private viewing area, drink on arrival,  exclusive access to the air conditioned Spiegeltent with a never ending grazing table, private premium bar and private toilets.

Still not enough? If you bring the kids, our Mini Fringe & First Nations Zone will stay open for activities throughout the day.

Hits like The Horses, Summer Love, Howzat, As The Days Go By, Love Songs, One Summer, You, Disco Inferno, Your Love Still Brings Me To My Knees, If You Could Read My Mind, Ride On Time, Hard Up, The Wilhelm Scream, On The Sly, Tomorrow, I Don’t Wanna Stop, Second, and many more will ignite the stage and make this an afternoon to remember. Dayl Braithwate has authorised the use of blow up horses, so permission granted to sing loud, dance and ride into the best party of 2023 with your pals!

Rock The Bay 2023 is the perfect combination of well known songs, good grooves, high energy performances, fun activities and a picturesque seaside location with the biggest line up to ever hit Brisbane’s Bayside. The only way to finish 2023.
This is an all ages licensed event. Blast the group chat and book in your team now. Do not miss this!!

General Admission Attendees: BYO deck chair, hat and sunscreen.
Bartons Rock Royalty Attendees: A private seating area will be provided. You are welcome to pack and deck and sit anywhere in the zone – the private bar will be waiting whenever you would like to use it.

Ticket holders can upgrade to the Bartons Rock Royalty Lounge by emailing


This is your ultimate VIP experience at Rock The Bay. Tickets includes a private area near the stage, exclusive access to the BOQ Wonderland Spiegeltent with airconditioning and grazing table, drink on arrival, private cash bar, private bathrooms and the feeling that you are apart of something VERY special.


Festival Ambassador, Australian icon and friend of the Bayside, Marcia Hines AM returns to Wynnum Fringe due to popular demand, after selling thousands of tickets to her highly regarded show VELVET in the Raine & Horne Wynnum Spiegeltent and then Sydney Opera House in 2022.


Australian music royalty, Daryl Braithwate is a timeless legend of our Australian culture with chart topping hits from Sherbet, a huge solo career and recently being praised by global superstar Harry Styles ending in a duet performance of The Horses at Sydney Accor Stadium.


The Bamboos, led by guitarist/ singer Lance Furguson and lead singer Kylie Auldist are the 9 piece band from Melbourne who are hailed “about as good as it gets” by Mark Lamar on BBC Radio in the UK and “bad mother-****ers!” by Chicago Soul Legend Syl Johnson. New Orleans R&B legend Eddie Bo confirms “they’ve got it…”. They have sold out shows across the globe, and opened for Robbie Williams on his recent Australian tour.


It’s been over five years since Hope got her start posting YouTube videos which featured her live-looping set-up and teenage bedroom, plastered with beer coasters and gig tickets. Her confessional coming-of-age anthems have resulted in successful gambits in the Queensland Music Awards and triple j’s Hottest 100 Countdown, where her song “Second” was ranked #69 in 2021 (nice).


First starting in radio at the age of 17, Loretta has worked in various roles including schedules, production, promotions, news and presenting.
During her seven years at Stereo Ten, Loretta completed a cadetship in the newsroom, before moving to Triple M where she worked for 16 years.


Tom is an established actor, singer, presenter & producer from Wynnum. He’s played lead roles across Australia, New Zealand, USA, Asia & Germany. Kylie Minogue said he ‘is a little powerhouse’ and in recent years he won the Gold Matilda Award for his work in creating Wynnum Fringe.

All venues are wheelchair accessible