Star-stud­ded Sun­day

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

UN­DAYS have never looked bet­ter in Air­lie Beach, with this week­end’s shap­ing up as one not to miss.

Pre­sented by the Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic and Mag­nums Ho­tel, the fifth in­stal­ment of Orig­i­nal Sun­days starts at 1pm on May 17.

Event or­gan­iser An­drew Pat­tin­son said the line-up of live mu­sic for this Sun­day’s event had a “truly in­ter­na­tional flavour”, with acts from Eng­land, Australia, Ire­land and New Zealand.

“This is one of our best line-ups yet and we are ex­tremely ex­cited to see head­line act Brother John,” he said.

Popular lo­cal act and fes­ti­val favourite Sun Salute will start the af­ter­noon, with three mem­bers show­cas­ing their solo skills and pre­sent­ing their own brand of orig­i­nal mu­sic.

Glen Ti­apa is up next and will de­but his brand new al­ter ego act Elec­tric Alien, a style of mu­sic he de­scribes as “rock trance that will bend and funk your mind”.

Popular lo­cal act Jolly Jingo will be back by popular de­mand, along with Mackay act Lloyd Saun­ders, an Orig­i­nal Sun­days first-timer.

Bring­ing the house down will be Brother John, the alias of Ir­ish folk song­writer and Sun Salute mem­ber John Lil­lis.

Brother John will fea­ture Lil­lis’ long-time part­ner Kevin Et­cell.

Brother John will per­form songs from their al­bum How to Build a Time Ma­chine, mixed by ARIA award win­ner Michael Stavrou, the go-to man for artists such as The Po­lice, John Wil­liams, John But­ler, Crowded House and David Bowie.

The last of the early-bird tick­ets for the Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic will be avail­able for sale on the day at $220, even though early-bird prices of­fi­cially ended on May 13.

Peo­ple at­tend­ing the Orig­i­nal Sun­day event will also have a chance to win a three-day fes­ti­val pass, worth $245.

The Orig­i­nal Sun­days is a free show and runs from 1–10pm.

GROOVIN’: Lloyd Saun­ders will travel up from Mackay for this week­end’s Orig­i­nal Sun­days.

Pho­tos: An­drew Pat­tin­son / Vampp Photography

Sun Salute’s lead singer Mr Weke is part of the line-up for Orig­i­nal Sun­days this week­end.

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