6th September 2017
The Whitsundays is set to become a mecca for music lovers from 10-12 November as the Airlie Beach Festival of Music brings 74 bands to the beachside stage over three days. Set in one of Australia’s most beautiful waterfront locations, the main stage sits on the tropical shores of the Coral Sea and offers festival-goers over 200 musicians and three main concerts in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.
Now in its fifth year, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is quickly becoming one of the most popular boutique music festivals in Australia. The festival will feature nationally and internationally recognised headliners and musicians including Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Baby Animals, Sneaky Sound System, The Black Sorrows, Kate Ceberano, Richard Clapton, Leo Sayer, 10cc, Wendy Matthews, Toni Childs, American and Angry Anderson with the James Southwell Band.
Airlie Beach will transform into a party paradise as the streets take on an electric atmosphere filled with music lovers soaking up the sounds of acoustic jams, open mics and main concerts at 16 venues all over town. The festival has partnered up with a number of local Airlie Beach accommodation providers. Whether you’re partying up at a backpackers, living the festival lifestyle at caravan and camping grounds or prefer something a little more luxurious, there’s something for everyone.
Tourism Whitsundays sales & marketing manager Tash Wheeler said the festival is a fantastic event that draws crowds from all over Australia and was a great excuse for music lovers to experience an escape to the beautiful Whitsundays.
“Whether it’s an idyllic island getaway, sailing the pristine waters, a fishing or diving charter on the Great Barrier Reef, taking in the beauty of Whitehaven Beach or something more fast-paced, the Whitsundays has you covered,” she said.
“Add to this experiencing 74 live bands across 18 soundstages including huge national and international acts over three-and-a-half days…what better holiday could you wish for?
“Not only do you get to see some really great live bands in a beautiful setting but there is also a fantastic atmosphere around town, with all the live music taking place in bars and restaurants, and this atmosphere is one of the reasons people love the event so much” she said.