Na­tional me­dia at­ten­tion for mu­sic fes­ti­val

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THE Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic is about to rock into the na­tion’s homes, with a tele­vi­sion slot on tonight’s episode of ‘Blokesworld’ ded­i­cated to the 2014 event.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Gavin ‘Butto’ Butlin said this was go­ing to be “mas­sive” ex­po­sure for the event.

“This [tele­vi­sion] show has a fol­low­ing of about 300,000 peo­ple in Australia and New Zealand so hope­fully peo­ple will see [the fes­ti­val on] it tonight and think ‘ that looks awe­some’,” he said.

Mr Butlin said the boys from Blokesworld had a great time film­ing at the 2014 event with tonight’s episode to fea­ture footage that would also pro­mote the Whit­sun­days.

“[Blokesworld pre­sen­ter] Ado in­ter­viewed a lot of the bands and took some great footage of the mu­sic,” he said.

“And it’s all about Air­lie Beach too.”

Tick­ets to the 2015 Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic are ex­pected to go on sale in mid-March and some of the line-up has al­ready been an­nounced.

Mr Butlin said big name acts in­clud­ing The Black Sor­rows, An­gry An­der­son (Rose Tat­too), Wendy Matthews, Ma­son Rack and Wanita Queen of Honky Tonk were al­ready “locked in”.

Tonight’s episode of Blokesworld will screen on the freeto-air dig­i­tal chan­nel ONE HD at 11.30pm.

Photo by An­drew Pat­tin­son / Vampp Photography

MASS EX­PO­SURE: The Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic will be beamed to a po­ten­tial 300,000 tele­vi­sion view­ers in an episode of Blokesworld air­ing tonight.

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