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Musical Festival Announces First Line-Up

Music lovers across the region will be excited to discover that the first line-up for this year’s Airlie Beach Festival of Music has been announced.

Now in its 11th year, the award-winning festival will take place at the Whitsunday Sailing Club from November 9-12.

The four-day festival extravaganza will feature some new and exciting acts but will also include some of the crowd favourites who have been invited back to perform.

The first release for 2023 sees the announcement of Ian Moss, Frenzal Rhomb, The Superjesus and the Pierce Brothers.

Ian Moss is respected as one of Australia’s most iconic musicians, delivering an unforgettable sound, he is a talented soloist on guitar with a silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul.

Meanwhile, Frenzal Rhomb formed in the early nineties and has gone on to bless stages everywhere over countless world tours where they performed alongside the likes of NOFX and Nickleback.

Next up, are twin brothers Jack and Patrick Pierce who are returning to the festival for a second year.

The Pierce Brothers are a high-energy duo who have captivated festival goers and headlined sold-out venues the world over, including most recently a sold-out European and UK tour in 2022.

The Superjesus are also returning this year - one of Australia’s most respected rock outfits, this band won three ARIA Awards and released three platinum albums.

Frontwoman, Sarah Mcleod, will also be the festival ambassador for the second year in a row.

Completing the first line-up announcement for 2023 are festival favourite Matty Rogers, last year's Passport to Airlie winners Perry Street Park and Buskers by the Lake winner Tanya George.

WHAT: Airlie Beach Festival of Music

WHERE: Whitsunday Sailing Club

WHEN: November 9-11


Ian Moss will be performing at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music this year. Photo supplied

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