Time for final battle
BANDS are going head to head in the Passport to Airlie Battle of the Bands final.
The Passport to Airlie heats are being held in 15 locations around Australia, from Darwin to Adelaide, with the Sunshine Coast being one of the locations in between.
One lucky Coast act will be set for musical greatness after competing this weekend.
The local band or musician set to win the Passport to Airlie will get the chance to perform at Airlie Beach Festival of Music later in the year.
From the first heat Leonie Kingdom, the Black Creek Band and Mantis Empire won through to the finals.
They are joined by Dorah Jacson, Malia Stirling and Muules Band who all won from the second heat.
Caloundra Power Boat Club operations manager Shane Anderson said the final would be a great afternoon of entertainment with a mix of soloists and bands.
“They are also a different mix of genres which will ensure an entertaining afternoon,” Mr Anderson said.
“With views overlooking the stunning Pumicestone Passage you can relax and enjoy a fantastic meal while listening to some of the best local talent.”
Airlie Beach Festival of Music founder Gavin Butlin said people on the Sunshine Coast were really looking forward to Passport to Airlie.
“The bands have a chance to play their original music and music lovers everywhere get to discover new talent.
“Plus, once they get to Airlie, we have 15 incredible bands who are all great in their own right and we get to showcase them.”
Battle of the Bands final is on Sunday, September 9.
Entry is free at Caloundra Power Boat Club and doors open from noon with entertainment going through until 6pm.
For more info, visit passportairliebeach.com.au.