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Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY NEWS AND VIEWS -

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS to the Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val’s Blue on Blue com­pe­ti­tion win­ners – Mark Ni­col, Tony Fossey and Re­belquin.

This com­pe­ti­tion is be­ing held in the lead-up to the Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val and based around the Air­lie Beach song by long-time Air­lie mu­si­cian, Kieran McCarthy.

The Air­lie Beach Mu­sic Fes­ti­val is now just over three weeks away.

The fes­ti­val was held for the first time last year and at­tracted hun­dreds of peo­ple from all parts of Aus­tralia as well as the lo­cal area.

This year the fes­ti­val’s head­line acts in­clude Scream­ing Jets, Euroglid­ers, Jon English, James Blun­dell, Phil Em­manuel and Mark Seymour from Hunters and Col­lec­tors.

It is a fes­ti­val with the po­ten­tial to be­come one of the best known mu­si­cal events in Aus­tralia.

Last year’s event had a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere - and or­gan­iser and pro­moter Gavin But­lin wants to make this an an­nual event.

With just three weeks to go, lo­cals are en­cour­aged to buy their tick­ets now and tell their friends about the fes­ti­val.

It is be­ing held on Novem­ber 8 , 9 and 10 with the main acts at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club and oth­ers be­ing per­formed at var­i­ous venues around town. On another mat­ter... The an­nual Whit­sun­day Tourism and business awards are be­ing held this Satur­day night at the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

This is an an­nual event to showcase ex­cel­lence in business in the Whit­sun­day – and it’s also a lot of fun.

With only a limited num­ber of tick­ets avail­able, now is your last chance to take part in our tourism in­dus­try’s “night of nights”.

Leanne Aber­nethy

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