Rocket-man to launch North Queensland Stadium

Rocket-man to launch North Queensland Stadium


International superstar Sir Elton John will bring Crocodile Rock to crocodile country next year, as the first official act of the new North Queensland Stadium in Townsville.

The English singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer will bring his final world tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, to the new 25,000 seat multi-purpose stadium on 29 February, 2020.

Promoter Michael Chugg, Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment, said Townsville holds a special place in Elton John’s heart.

“He was the first artist in history to include a regional stadium as part of an Australian tour when he played in Townsville in 2007, and it was a really fantastic event,” Mr Chugg said.    

“When we found out about the new stadium we knew he had to be the opening act, and we’ve been working for the last couple of years to make that happen,” he said.

“It’s a hell of a show with rave reviews internationally, so with tickets to our other shows selling out in a day, we’re encouraging fans to get in quick, because this will be the last time to catch Elton in concert, ever!”

North Queensland Stadium Manager Glenn Arboitt said he hoped the community would get behind the event.

“This is an incredible opportunity for North Queensland to shine and I’d love to see local restaurants, bars, hotels, tourism businesses supporting this to become a sell-out event, so that we can encourage other artists to perform at our stadium,” Mr Arboit said.

 “Let’s roll out the red carpet and give Sir Elton John the rockstar reception he deserves and put North Queensland Stadium on the map as a major events destination,” he said.

Tickets go on sale at 12pm (local) 25 June via

Ticketmaster is the only authorised seller for this event and entry may be refused if patrons purchase through unauthorised sellers.