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.

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