Munro Martin Parklands

More than a year in the making, the newly redeveloped Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) opened to the public on Sunday 14 August 2016.

Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) is Cairns' newest community gathering place complete with an outdoor performance space. The Parklands boast tropical plantings, vine covered pergolas and arbours and an open-air plaza to encourage passive, casual use of the facility.

The venue is also equipped to host a wide range of shows and since its opening in August 2016 performances have ranged from Queensland Opera’s Barber of Seville, to the new circus of Circa, Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir and the contemporary music of Passenger.

Survey results from the first three events have shown very high community satisfaction with 99% happy with the new venue and 94% satisfied with their overall experience on the night.

Munro Martin Parklands is open to the public from 6am to 8.30pm, seven days a week except on ticketed event days.

When attending events at the Parklands, please be sure to dress appropriate to the weather and be considerate when using umbrellas as they can hinder the view of other patrons.

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Learn more about parking, access and terms of use of MMP.

Upcoming events at Munro Martin Parklands

Neil and Liam Finn

Friday 9 February 2018

  • 5pm gates open
  • 7pm show starts

Recognised as one of the world's greatest living songwriters, the legendary Neil Finn of Crowded House and Split Enz fame together with son Liam Finn, backed by an all-star band, will be performing old treasures and new.

Ever on the cusp of creative innovation, Finn’s musical genes run deep into the family line. His latest album was co-produced with his son Liam and recorded live in front of an online audience. Finn’s newest incarnation is a full musical collaboration with Liam.

"Liam and I have been dreaming up this record for the last two years. We have a wonderful band assembled to bring it to the stage and are casting the net wide to bring up some old treasures for the setlist,” comments Neil Finn.

“A consummate performer and songwriter” – The Australian (Neil Finn)

"Finn writes irresistible songs that hum with riotous melodic invention” - The Guardian (Liam Finn)

Please note:

  • BYO blankets or chairs
  • BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only
  • Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available
  • Food available for purchase

This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be bought through Ticketlink by phone 1300 855 835 or online.

One price $70.00
Child 0-12 years of age free (require ticket)

All ticket prices include booking fee. All attendees must have a ticket for presentation and scanning at the gate, including young children.

Please call 1300 855 835 for Group Bookings.

More information is available at Ticketlink


Beginnings

A Musical Story of Cairns

Saturday 7 April 2018 (Tickets available from 9am, 1 February)

  • 5pm gates open
  • 7pm show starts

The stories of our history are traced through the generations with fact and fiction along with song and dance all woven into an epic musical theatre experience for the whole family.

A spectacular production made up of more than 300 people from our many talented community groups. Don’t miss this magical production that will in itself be an historic moment for Cairns.

Please note:

  • BYO blankets or chairs
  • BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only
  • Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available
  • Food available for purchase

This is a free ticketed event however tickets are required. Limit of 4 tickets per booking.

All attendees must have a ticket for presentation and scanning at the gate, including young children.

More information is available at Ticketlink


Angus & Julia Stone - SOLD OUT

With Special Guest Angie McMahon
Friday 4 May 2018

  • 5pm gates open
  • 7pm show starts

Currently playing to full houses in the US, following a sold out European and UK tour, Angus & Julia Stone announce the extension of their 2018 Australian metro dates to a huge nationwide run through regional centres in April and May.  Joining them on the road as special guest is powerhouse Melbourne singer-songwriter Angie McMahon, with her bold vocals and beautiful guitar tones.

Crisp and fresh as the Snow that frames their latest record, new singles ‘Chateau’ and ‘Snow’ seep slowly and beautifully into our national consciousness. The softly spoken siblings fourth studio effort is shooting up the charts with a huge ARIA debut at #2, a feature album on triple j and over 9 million streams collectively between the two lead singles on Spotify.

Having grown up coated in the sun soaked sand of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Angus & Julia Stone are no strangers to the delights of an Australian summer. Their tunes have always carried that unmistakable sepia glare to them; sending Angus’ smooth alto and Julia’s more wistful soprano into the top 10 of the ARIA charts for all four of their records to date. ‘Big Jet Plane’, ‘Heart Beats Slow’, ‘And The Boys’ and many more have made the jump from festival favourites to bona fide classics.

Now is your chance to see all of your new favourite songs live – make sure you get in quick!

Please note:

  • BYO blankets or chairs
  • BYO food / picnics and soft drinks only
  • Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available
  • Food available for purchase

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are now sold out.


More info
Contact Council's Customer Service Centre:
Phone: (07) 4044 3044
Email: council@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 31 January 2018

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++ REMINDER ++ Munro Martin Parklands are closed today and will re-open as usual from tomorrow, Sunday 11 February, 6am - 8:30pm.
The forecast is out and weather reports are showing that the rain will subside for the next 24 hours which mean clear skies for tonight’s momentous show – Neil Finn and son Liam take the Parklands! Everything you need to know: Gates open: 5pm Tix available from the main gate: $70, Children 0-12 Free Support act Alex the Astronaut: 7–7:30pm Neil and Liam Finn: 8–10pm What to bring: Fold up chairs/stools, water proof picnic rugs, BYO picnic nibbles, your best singing voices! N.B. Free ponchos will be available from the gate in the advent of rain. Umbrellas are permitted to and from the venue but we kindly ask that they are not used during the performance so as to not obstruct other people’s view. Alcohol is strictly prohibited as there are licensed bars available serving a selection of beer, wine, ciders and spirits. Food stalls available include: The Bearded Barista, The Samosa Hub, Providore Amore, Spoonies Fro-Yo (frozen yogurt).
Cairns, get set for an experience of a lifetime. Neil Finn touches down in the tropics for the first time in decades to bust out his greatest Crowded House/Split Enz hits, plus some stunning new songs with son Liam Finn and an all-star band. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate from 5pm on the night, Fri 9 Feb. The weather is looking good and free ponchos will be provided in the advent of rain. Because at the end of the day, in the very words of the legend Neil himself, “Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you!”
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been in Cairns. Splitz End definitely played there and I think Crowded House did too in the early days but I could be wrong about that. Maybe it’s just the Split Enz trip I remember. But anyway it’s been a long time, it’s been far too long, and it’s going to be wonderful.” - Neil Finn A thought-provoking and insightful read by Tropic Now ahead of what is tipped to be the performance of a lifetime this Friday, 9 Feb, in Munro Martin Parklands. Tickets selling through Ticketlink. Call 1300 855 835, book online: http://bit.ly/2nEr8Yc, or buy at the door from 5pm. "...new tracks will collide with Crowded House classics, so you can expect audience sing-a-longs to follow plaintive reflections on love, life and the universe." Cairns, don't miss this. Neil and Liam Finn play MMP | Fri 9 Feb
The only single from Woodface to be written solely by Neil Finn, 'Fall At Your Feet', is one of Crowded House's biggest hits and has been covered by the likes of James Blunt, Augie March, Boy & Bear, Clare Bowditch and Lisa Mitchell. We are so excited to host Neil Finn when he plays with his son Liam Finn and an all star band on Friday 9 February at Munro Martin Parklands. Be there or "let your tears rain down" Cairns music lovers... trust us when we tell you - do not miss this once in a lifetime experience to witness the legend himself doing what he does best - performing live! Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns. Tix: http://bit.ly/2neYPlb
++ JUST ANNOUNCED ++ Alex the Astronaut is the official support act for Neil and Liam Finn next Friday night - 9 Feb! Coming in at #23 in this year's triple j Hottest 100 with her single 'Not Worth Hiding', Alex is a rising star on the music scene with her self-described 'folktronic' melodies. It's going to be one EPIC night Cairns! Don't miss out on witnessing Crowded House/ Split Enz legend Neil Finn alongside son Liam and their all-star band. Tix selling fast through Ticketlink: http://bit.ly/2jbNPk5 This is the first event in the stunning Munro Martin Parklands for 2018 - what a way to kick off the year!!!
Well "Frame me and hang me on the wall"... Neil Finn, of Crowded House and Split Enz 1972-1984 fame, is almost here! We are loving listening to your (and our) fave Neil Finn hits in preparation for his imminent arrival on Friday 9 February. Something So Strong's pop-rock love ballad takes us to our happy place <3 Catch Neil when he performs in Cairns with his son Liam Finn, backed by an all-star band, when he performs treasures old and new. Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns, Friday 9 February, Cairns Munro Martin Parklands. Tix: http://bit.ly/2neYPlb
You'd better get your tickets soon Cairns the legend himself is on his way! Neil Finn, of Crowded House and Split Enz 1972-1984 fame, is recognised as one of the world's greatest living songwriters. Together with son Liam Finn and backed by an all-star band, Neil will be performing old and new treasures from the Finn family vault at Munro Martin Parklands on Friday 9 February. Here's one of our faves from the Finn's, Crowded House's 'Better Be Home Soon'. Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns Be there. Tix: http://bit.ly/2neYPlb
Hope you are loving the triple j Hottest 100 countdown as much as we are! Here's a piece of nostalgia for you... Crowded House's 1991 album 'Woodface' was crowned #18 in triple j's Hottest 100 Australian Albums Of All Time. This killer collection includes some of our fave tunes like 'Weather With You', 'Fall At Your Feet' and 'It's Only Natural'. The album placed highly in the album charts globally, reaching #2 in the Aussie chart, #1 in NZ and #6 in the UK. Neil Finn co-produced this little gem of a release and either solo wrote or co-wrote each and every track on the album - absolute genius. Don't miss Neil Finn when he plays at the beautiful Munro Martin Parklands on Friday 9 February. Get your tickets to a perfect evening here: http://bit.ly/2nkrXrt
<3 Happy triple j Hottest 100 day music lovers <3 Cast your mind back to 1993 when Neil Finn's simply sublime 'Distant Sun' came in at #60 in triple j's Hottest 100 - the track is widely considered one of Neil's finest moments as a songwriter and we can't get enough of it <3 Catch Neil when he plays the stunning outdoor stage set amidst the lush tropical gardens of Munro Martin Parklands in Cairns on Friday 9 February. Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns. Tix: http://bit.ly/2nkrXrt
The many faces of Neil Finn.... he sure is a character! Come check out his latest metamorphosis when he performs on Friday 9 February 2018! Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns, Munro Martin Parklands Tickets: http://bit.ly/2nkrXrt
Neil Finn, one of the world's most treasured musicians, is performing for one night only at Munro Martin Parklands in Cairns on Friday 9 February 2018. Enjoy the nostalgia, a picnic with your fave people and stunning live music under the star studded tropical night sky. You will regret missing this once in a lifetime event - these songs are the soundtrack to our lives! Secure your picnic spot now: http://bit.ly/2nkrXrt Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns Fri 9 Feb, Munro Martin Parklands
It's official Cairns, Angus and Julia Stone are SOLD OUT! Tix are selling fast for the 2018 opener event at our beautiful Parklands, Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns, on Friday 9 February - so don't miss the opportunity to witness these amazing musicians in a stunning location! Secure your spot on the picnic green here: http://bit.ly/2jbNPk5
Almost 3,000 tickets sold Cairns! There's less than 100 tix remaining to witness the blissful magic of Angus and Julia Stone play outdoors in the stunning Munro Martin Parklands this May. This is your last chance, so book now: http://bit.ly/2zWM2GC
Imagine a picnic on a balmy summer evening, under a tropical night sky, accompanied by family and friends singing along to your favourite songs as Neil Finn serenades you. You take a sip of wine purchased from the licensed on-site bar, crunch on some camembert cheese spread out on one of those fancy new cracker things, and take a quick glance to check up on the kids as they play amid lush tropical gardens… If you are yet to experience the magic of Cairns’ newest premier venue, Munro Martin Parklands (MMP), you’re missing out. The first show of 2018 kicks off next month, and Cairns, it’s going to be huge! Don’t miss out on witnessing Crowded House legend Neil Finn perform alongside son Liam Finn backed by an all-star band playing old treasures and new. Fri 9 Feb. Tickets on sale now via Ticketlink: http://bit.ly/2jbNPk5
+ TOP 5 NEIL FINN SONGS AS VOTED BY YOU + Big love to everyone who entered the Neil and Liam Finn competition, so many entries, so much sentiment - the songs you voted for are giving us all the feels <3 Neil’s newest incarnation is a full musical collaboration with his son Liam Finn and lucky for us they are coming to perform it, as well as some of their faves from the family canon, live at Munro Martin Parklands next month. "Liam and I have been dreaming up this record for the last two years. We have a wonderful band assembled to bring it to the stage and are casting the net wide to bring up some old treasures for the setlist.” Neil Finn. It's not too late to nab your tickets to the hottest show in town Cairns fans - get em while you can! Tix: http://bit.ly/2neYPlb Neil and Liam Finn - Cairns, Friday 9 February Munro Martin Parklands
Aussie-born, Kiwi-bred and perhaps most well-known in the US, Liam Finn is a celebrated musician in his own right. He has toured the world several times over performing with the likes of Wilco, Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam and The Black Keys. He’s also the son of one of the world’s finest musicians, Neil Finn (Crowded House). We think it’s time for you to get to know Liam a little better (if you don’t already), before he takes to the Munro Martin Parklands stage with Neil next month on Friday 9 February. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketlink. Call 1300 855 835 or book online: www.ticketlink.com.au
+++ WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO NEIL & LIAM FINN +++ With their tour selling shows out across the nation (and NZ too), we don't want you to miss out on the magic of Neil and Liam Finn when they play in Cairns on Friday 9 February! The musical genes run deep in this family with Neil's newest incarnation a full musical collaboration with son Liam Finn, a musical master in his own right. Now, everybody knows Neil Finn is one of the world’s greatest song-writing treasures but what we really want to know is what would you name as your fave Neil Finn song? There are plenty to choose from with a career spanning legendary bands including Split Enz 1972-1984 and Crowded House. For your chance to WIN a double pass to see this Father/Son duo live in concert at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands, all you have to do is comment on this post the name of your all time fave Neil Finn song and tag the friend you would take with you if you won - easy finn-peasy. t&c's: The competition (Promotional Period) starts on Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 4pm and ends on Friday 5 January at 4pm AEST. To enter, you must do the following during the Promotion Period: Share your fave Neil Finn song and tag one (1) Facebook friend in the comments section of this post. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries will be deemed invalid, as will entries containing expletives. The winner will be selected at random and this decision will be final. The winner will be announced on Friday 5 January 2018. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
Shout out to the MMP fans. The Munro Martin Parklands Facebook page has just ticked over to 4,000 likes! We love you too <3 Since opening the gates in August 2016 we have loved bringing you some of the best in home grown and international acts including Kate Miller-Heidke, Passenger and The Waifs. Not to mention productions by The Royal Ballet, Opera Australia, Soweto Gospel Choir, The World Famous Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, Queensland Ballet, DJUKI MALA, Opera Queensland, Circa Contemporary Circus, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and the annual Christmas Pantomimes! 2018 is shaping up to be another fantastic year of entertainment in the Parklands with Neil and Liam Finn performing on Friday 9 February and Angus and Julia Stone on Friday 4 May. Tickets still available but be quick! www.ticketlink.com.au
Munro Martin Parklands will be open usual hours, 6am – 8:30pm, throughout the Christmas break for all to enjoy. To book tickets and see what’s happening at MMP in 2018 visit: www.ticketlink.com.au Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season.