Air­lie gets ready to rock

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

EX­CITE­MENT is build­ing for the Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, which is now less than three weeks away.

This week, or­gan­is­ers got to­gether with event part­ners and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the 16 venues where the fes­ti­val will take place to fi­nalise plans.

Whit­sun­day mu­si­cian and fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Kieran McCarthy said this was an enor­mously ex­cit­ing time “and we’re con­fi­dent it’s go­ing to be a huge suc­cess”.

“It’s go­ing to be a su­per weekend – the line-up is sec­ond-to-none and for those who haven’t been to Air­lie Beach be­fore, it’s a great chance to come and ex­pe­ri­ence the town,” he said.

Fel­low or­gan­iser Gavin “Butto” But­lin ad­mit­ted that hav­ing 74 bands was am­bi­tious to say the least, “but big is beau­ti­ful we reckon,” he said.

Big names on the line-up in­clude the Hoodoo Gu­rus, Diesel, Men­tal as Any­thing and Kasey Cham­bers.

Mr McCarthy said with all the best acts spread evenly through­out the three-day event, full fes­ti­val tick­ets were “re­ally good value”.

Tick­ets to the fes­ti­val cost $245(three-day pass), $195 (two-day pass) and $115 (day ticket). For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.air­liebeach­mu­sicfes­ti­

MU­SI­CAL MAGIC: Mem­bers of the Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val team: Leon Mitchell, Glenn Ta­iapa, An­nie Free­man, Jac­qui Spruce, Sam Hay­ward, Gavin "Butto" But­lin, Jan­ice Davis, Kieran McCarthy, Kevin Collins, Danny Stockow, Heidi Wal­ton, An­drew Pat­tin­son, An­gela Rae and Steve McDon­ald, are ex­cited about the up­com­ing event from Novem­ber 8-10.

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