Isa Festival is Back for 2021 With Free Daryl Braithwaite Concert

Daryl Braithwaite
Aussie rock legend Daryl Braithwaite will headline the free concert that will kick off the two-day Isa Festival, to be held on August 10 and 11.

Published: 23rd June 2021

Council’s biggest event of the year, the Isa Festival, is back for 2021 and bigger than ever, now stretching over two days.

The Isa Festival will kick off on Tuesday, August 10, with a free concert headlined by Australian rock legend Daryl Braithwaite, whose iconic and much-loved hits include “Horses”, “As the Days Go By”, and “One Summer”.

The concert will be held from 6pm to 9pm at the Mount Isa Rugby Union Oval off Alma Street and will also include country-rock band Luke Geiger & Bareback, as well as country music star Natalie Pearson.

The night will also feature a fireworks display, licensed bar, food stalls, and Slides & Rides.

The Street Party will be held in the CBD on Wednesday, August 11, from 6pm until late and will include the community favourite Street Parade – themed Country Roads & City Lights – as well as a Sideshow Alley, rides, food and market stalls, a beer garden, and Kids’ Zone.

The beer garden will feature acoustic performances by Natalie Pearson and Luke Geiger, while the Crackup Sisters will keep everyone entertained in the Kids’ Zone.

Council is now accepting applications for the Isa Festival Street Parade. People are encouraged to submit their application at

People interested in having a food, market or information stall at the Isa Festival can now submit their registration forms. The form for prospective food stallholders is available at, while the form for market/information stallholders can be found at

Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade said it was fantastic to see the Isa Festival back for 2021.

“I know so many people are really looking forward to this event returning and we can’t wait to bring it to the community for everyone’s enjoyment,” Cr Slade said.

“Having a performer of the calibre of Daryl Braithwaite headlining the free concert is a huge boon for the community and I know everyone will love this event.

“I look forward to seeing people getting out and enjoying the Festival in its new two-day format.

“It will also be a great opportunity to encourage people to stay in Mount Isa for longer during Rodeo Week.”