Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic

Let's Travel - - DESTINATION QUEENSLAND -

4 days…18 stages…74 bands…74 is­lands. Be­tween the 9th and 12th Novem­ber this year the 5th Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic brings 74 acts, in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional and Aus­tralian leg­ends, to the Whit­sun­days for three and a half days of spec­tac­u­lar en­ter­tain­ment. It all starts Thurs­day af­ter­noon with an in­ti­mate jam ses­sion on the main beach, then an open mike night at Beaches bar.

The ac­tion fires up on the Fri­day morn­ing in the 18 se­lect venues through­out Air­lie Beach. This is the largest event and only one of its type to be po­si­tioned in this in­ti­mate, coastal and trop­i­cal par­adise.

The ocean­front fes­ti­val is si­t­u­ated at the gate­way to the Great Bar­rier Reef. The Main Stage is un­der a mas­sive mar­quee look­ing out on to the Coral Sea, at the Whit­sun­day Sail­ing Club. Be im­mersed in the mu­sic em­a­nat­ing from stages through­out this idyllic com­mu­nity, dance on the pris­tine beach sand and bliss out un­der the stars, take in the sounds and be sur­rounded by the in­ex­pli­ca­ble beauty of the Whit­sun­days.

This year’s sen­sa­tional Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic fea­tures iconic pi­o­neers from much-cel­e­brated out­fits, multi-awarded con­tem­po­rary singer-song­writ­ers and tal­ented new acts. Pass­port to Air­lie’s ‘Bat­tle of the Bands’ held in Au­gust, will see emerg­ing artists from New South Wales, Vic­to­ria, South Aus­tralia, Queens­land and North­ern Ter­ri­tory com­pete to take their prize po­si­tion on a stage at the fes­ti­val also.

Where else would you be but soak­ing up the at­mos­phere and em­brac­ing this stel­lar line-up… Leo Sayer (UK), Kate Ce­ber­ano, Shan­non Noll, The Chan­toozies, Fab­u­lous 80’s Show (fea­tur­ing Brian Man­nix-Un­canny Xmen, Scott Carne - Kids in the Kitchen, Dale Ry­der - Boom Crash Opera, Sean Kelly - Mod­els, Mark Gale - Choir Boys), Wanita and her Honky Tonk Bar Dwellers, The Hillbilly Goats, 8 Ball Aitken, Lily and King, In­no­cent Eve, Sun Salute, Rav Thomas Band, plus 61 other great acts in­clud­ing the Pass­port to Air­lie Bat­tle of the Bands win­ners.

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