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.