Three days, 74 bands in the heart of the Whitsundays
ONLY in Airlie Beach can you see 74 legendary bands this weekend.
To be staged from Friday to Sunday, the annual Airlie Beach Festival of Music is set to feature much-loved favourites including The Chantoozies, Sneaky Sound System, Kate Ceberano and Shannon Noll.
And there’s no need to pack your camping chairs as seating is provided at all venues along with an array of options for food and drink.
You can let your hair down in the 18+ main tent while the little ones are at an organised children’s camp, or take them to one of the other venues where under-18s are welcome subject to normal licensing laws.
With the music acts spread over 18 venues little more than a kilometre apart, the atmosphere is electric.
This year’s Battle of the Bands final showdown is set to take centre stage at Magnums. Musicians from Adelaide to Cairns have been battling it out all year in their home towns for their chance to perform at the iconic Airlie festival.
Champions from 13 Australian regional towns have now scored their ‘Passport to Airlie’ and are getting pumped for the ultimate challenge that awaits them.
It will all come down to two days of performances, with the winner to be determined by a panel of three judges, who will decide the winner of the $1000 cash prize and a coveted spot on the 2018 festival line-up.
Music at festival venues will run prior to the main stage schedule, from 10am to 3pm on Friday and Saturday and 10am to 1pm on Sunday.
The main acts will headline at the Whitsunday Sailing Club big-top tent, with other venues to include Beaches, Anchor Bar, KC’s, Denman Cellars, Tree House Cafe, Sorrento Restaurant and Bar, La Marina, Hogs Breath Mantra Club Croc, Airlie Beach Shed Bar, Fish D’vine Rum Bar, Capers, Cactus Jacks, Cafe
One 3, Boaty’s, Mika and Magnums.
For more information, visit the Airlie Beach Festival of Music website.