From the editor's desk
THE Airlie Beach Music Festival is now just over two weeks away. There will be a total of 74 bands playing in 15 venues with the main acts at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.
There are plenty of big names acts planning to come to Airlie Beach for the inaugral festival to be held from November 8-10.
Australian favourites Kasey Chambers, the Hoodoo Gurus and Mental as Anything are all in the festival’s line-up.
Just last month, the late cancellation of the Whitsunday Calling music festival left many people disappointed.
The Airlie Beach Music Festival now has the support of many business people who are determined for it to be a success so that this festival can be an annual event
With three full days of music there will be plenty of time to take in all the big names like Phil Emmanuel, Dragon or Diesel as well as local artists.
Festival organisers say at least 1000 people have already confirmed they will be at the festival and many accommodation providers are reporting strong bookings.
All music lovers are encouraged to support the festival to ensure it does become an annual event on the Airlie Beach calendar.
On another matter...
OUR thoughts go to everyone is NSW who live in areas affected by bushfires. The fires have been catastrophic around the Blue Mountains and other areas of NSW in the past week. Our thoughts also to the thousands of volunteers from all over Australia who have helped to fight the fires.