Route 33 is a Queensland-based Country duo, comprised of Jock Barnes and Trent McArdle. Growing up in Kingaroy, and on the Sunshine Coast, the two met through the sporting field, jammed together one fateful afternoon, and the pair have played together ever since. That was almost a decade ago, and they are now an ARIA #1 Australian Country charting duo.
Renowned for their action-packed performances, have quickly become a fan-favourite, and in hot demand on the festival circuit. It is always a party when these guys hit the stage, venue big or small, you can’t avoid their energy and connection with the crowd.
Since their first single release in November 2016, Route 33 have been featured on line-ups at CMC Rocks, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and Groundwater Country Music Festival. That single, Last First Kiss was their first song to crack #1 on the iTunes Country Chart. Their debut album The Switch, from which the single was lifted, went to #6 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart, demonstrating that Route 33, the recording artists, had arrived.
With effortlessly catchy tracks, good-time personalities, infectious energy on stage, and a knack for crowd interaction, this duo feels bound for success. If you haven’t seen Route 33 live, you are missing out on one of Australia’s best country music experiences.
Add them to your playlists enroute to Julia Creek DirtNDust Festival, and enjoy the ride!