Eatons Hill Hotel Owners Bringing Massive Festival Venue To Sunshine Coast

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Eatons Hill Hotel’s outdoor venue (Photo credit:

Did you know that a massive festival venue, dubbed as “Coochin Fields” will be established on the Sunshine Coast and is set to rival major festivals such as Coachella?

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This comes after the Comiskey Group, the company behind Eatons Hill and Sandstone Point hotels, announced plans to open a brand new festival site on a 150-ha land in Coochin Creek, south of Caloundra.

“I am excited to bring something special to the Sunshine Coast, the natural festival site is a similar size to North Byron Parklands, so there is plenty of opportunity to host both small and large-scale events with international artists and multiple stages,” said Rob Comiskey, director at Comiskey Group. 

Comiskey promises to bring more local, national and international artists to the venue, hoping to bring live music back to South East Queensland in a big way following the pandemic.

With a space as huge as 22 football fields combined, Coochin Fields is expected to rival famous festivals in the world, such as the widely popular Coachella, which takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California every year.

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The site where Coochin Fields will be built (Photo credit:

The Comiskey Group have a long history operating as hoteliers but made a name for themselves by bringing some of the biggest names in music to their award-winning venues; some of which include, Prince, Ice Cube, Rita Ora, Khalid, The Beach Boys, Ke$ha, Tyga, Bryan Adams, Good Charlotte, SIX60 and Post Malone, to name a few.

Since acquiring the land in 2021, the company has been in talks with Council regarding plans to bring some small and large events to South East Queensland. At present, there are two turf farms and a strawberry farm operating on the land. 

Just like the group’s other entertainment facilities, the Comiskey Group is looking at how they can make the offering at Coochin Fields as convenient as possible for their patrons.

Mr Comiskey did not reveal much about the features of the festival grounds but he said the new concert site will see on-site camping and the ability to book a return bus from a range of locations around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.