event info

Gates Open


OPENING - Blues Arcadia

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Boom Crash Opera

1:50pm - 2:20pm

Killing Heidi

2:40pm - 3:20pm

Shannon Noll

3:40pm - 4:20pm

The Angels

4:45pm - 5:45pm

James Reyne

6:10pm - 7:10pm


7:40pm - 9:00pm

This event is strictly 18+

*Artist line up and playing times are subject to change.

* This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 27 February 2021 and had to unfortunately be rescheduled to the new date of Saturday 3 July 2021 due to Queensland Health Covid-19 border restrictions. All existing tickets are automatically valid for the new date. Ticketmaster will be in contact with all ticket holders in relation to this rescheduled event.



Willowbank Raceway is a magnificent open air venue located in Willowbank, QLD. Patrons are encouraged to bring a camp chair to the event. All areas of this venue have view of the stage. *Camping is not available for this event.

This is a COVID Safe Event operating under a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by Queensland Health.

It is imperative you maintain physical distancing at ALL times.

The event precinct will be marked out to assist you to stay within your social groups and maintain physical distancing.

The front of the stage has a defined dance area marked out. It is imperative you maintain physical distancing while dancing.

Please follow ALL instructions provided to you by event staff and security. We want you to enjoy the event and remain COVID Safe.

There will be sanitising stations throughout the venue, and we encourage patrons to use these frequently.

COVID Safe Marshals will be present throughout the event, wearing high visibility vests. They can assist you to find handwashing stations, drinking water and sanitiser stations.

Areas where crowds build – such as the bar and food vendors – will have floor markings to assist with maintaining physical distancing.

We hope you have an awesome day at TRIP THE SWITCH. Thank you for supporting LIVE MUSIC & helping us bring these amazing acts to Ipswich!

The event will be produced in accordance with the Queensland Government Health Guidelines. Please check back to the website regularly for updates. Trip The Switch organisers are in regular communication with local and state government health departments and we are 100% committed to providing you with a Covid Safe Event.

For contact tracing purposes all patrons entering the event must scan our QR code and sign in. All patrons must follow the Covid Safe Plan for this event. Prominent signage, Security and Covid Marshals will feature throughout the site. All patrons will receive an email / sms in the week leading up to the event linking you to our Covid Safe procedures and event rules / regulations.


General Admission tickets are $119.90 including booking and credit fees. Transaction fees may apply. Patrons with General Admission tickets will receive access to the main lawn area, where unreserved seating is available (BYO Camp Chair – *Camping is not available for this event.).

* This event was originally scheduled for Saturday 27 February 2021 and had to unfortunately be rescheduled to the new date of Saturday 3 July 2021 due to Queensland Health Covid-19 border restrictions. All existing tickets are automatically valid for the new date. Ticketmaster will be in contact with all ticket holders in relation to this rescheduled event.

Ample parking is available on site at a fee of $10 per vehicle. No pre-booking required, payable on the day. Please contact Willowbank Raceway for any further details. NOTE: Traffic in and out of this venue will be heavy, so please plan with this in mind.

A dedicated bus service on the day of TRIP THE SWITCH will be running between IPSWICH RAILWAY STATION and WILLOWBANK RACEWAY.
Full details and bookings here:

There will be NO ON-SITE CAMPING at TRIP THE SWITCH 2021… but here are some affordable camping and accommodation options close to the venue:
  • Willowbank Caravan Park (4.1km)
  • Keira Farm (4.3km)
  • Ipswich Showgrounds (14.6km)
  • Quest Ipswich (14.8km)
  • Cumquat House (15km)
  • Best Western Ipswich Heritage Motor Inn (15km)
  • Country Motel Ipswich (16.5km)
Disabled parking will be available within close proximity to the event entrance. Please follow signage on arrival to this area. Once inside the venue, patrons may take advantage of a dedicated viewing area located approximately 60 metres from the stage. This area is unreserved and available for disabled patrons and their immediate carer only. Trip the Switch accepts companion cards for an immediate carer attending the event with a disabled patron. Please present your accreditation at entry to gate staff. Patrons please note that this is an outdoor venue with some uneven surfaces and is open to the elements. If you require any assistance on the day please ask one of our staff or security.
The Box Office is located at the concert entry point and will be open 60 minutes prior to gates opening until the headline artist commences. Please have your ticket printed and ready for scanning at the gates.
The official ticketing agency for this show is Ticketmaster Australia. Trip the Switch takes no responsibility for any tickets purchased outside of Ticketmaster. Tickets purchased through third parties such as Viagogo, Ebay, Gumtree, Facebook etc are done so at the customers own risk. Fraudulent tickets will not be honoured.

GATES OPEN                                       12.00PM

OPENING – BLUES ARCADIA               1.00 – 1.30PM

BOOM CRASH OPERA                         1.50 – 2.20PM

KILLING HEIDI                                      2.40 – 3.20PM

SHANNON NOLL                                  3.40 – 4.20PM

THE ANGELS                                       4.45 – 5.45PM

JAMES REYNE                                     6.10 – 7.10PM

ICEHOUSE                                           7.40 – 9.00PM

  • Artist line up and playing times are subject to change.
It is a condition of entry that all bags, chairs, and personal belongings be presented to security staff for inspection and scanning at entry. Patrons detected attempting to bring BYO Alcohol into the venue will be refused entry / ejected without refund. Please note that this event also has a No Pass Out policy so please come prepared for the full day. All patrons must scan or sign in as part of our Covid Safe plan for purposes of contract tracing.

You may bring to this event: Camp Chair, Small Picnic Rug, Sealed Still Bottled Water (not carbonated), Small cooler bag containing snacks (chips, crackers, fruit, cheese etc), Rain Poncho, Non Professional Camera. It is also advised to bring a wide brimmed hat and sunscreen to the event.

Items strictly prohibited from entry: Alcohol, Soft Drink & Non Alcoholic Beverages (apart from sealed still bottled water) Food (apart from small snacks such as crisps, crackers, cheese, fruit. Small cooler bags are ok but no large esky’s or carts), Umbrellas, Glass, Metal Cutlery, Pets, Tables, Professional Cameras, Shade Structures, Tents, Offensive Clothing, MC Club Attire, Bicycles, Scooters, Food Dye.

This event will have a large range of food available for purchase, and includes menu items for intolerances and vegetarian / vegan patrons. You are permitted to bring in some snacks – chips, crackers, cheese, fruit etc, in a small cooler bag. No large esky’s or carts will be permitted.

A public bar will also operate for the event duration offering a range of Beer, Wine, Cider, Spirits and Non Alcoholic Beverages.

*PLEASE NOTE: Food Vendors have already been allocated for TRIP THE SWITCH 2021.

This event is strictly 18+.
This event is an open air concert that will proceed rain, hail or shine. In the very unlikely event of an event cancellation, all ticketholders will be advised via SMS, Email, Social Media as well as an update on this website. The event will only be cancelled if the site is deemed too dangerous to proceed / continue. This decision will be made by Event Management / Security / The Venue and Emergency Services. Patrons are advised to come prepared for the elements with appropriate attire, sunscreen, wide brimmed hat, jacket/poncho.

TRIP THE SWITCH Music Festival is independent to Willowbank Raceway. We are contracting Willowbank Raceway to use their venue for this event. With regards to Life Pass Holders, you would need to contact Willowbank Raceway in relation to any agreements you have with the venue.

Please contact Valerie MacIver


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