Thursday, November 3, 2022
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The weekend music lovers have been waiting for is finally here and partygoers from around the country, state and region are settling in for a weekend of sweet tunes and rocking beats from some of the most talented musicians around.
Strap-in, sit-back and enjoy the ride – watch as the whole of Airlie Beach is transformed into a musical mecca where we all worship the Gods of Party and Paradise who unite to create a festival-goers utopia.
Headlining acts include The Animals, Loonaloop, Ben Lee, Eskimo Joe, Jon Stevens, Rogue Traders, The Badloves, and Mi-Sex who will each rock-out at the unique waterfront main-stage at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.
Food vans, craft beer stalls and pop-up bars are located inside the vast big-top tent, creating a fun festival village with little need to leave the main venue.
When you do, however, you will notice the town of Airlie Beach is rocking out too – there are a total of 16 different venues across town that will be hosting a variety of performers – the sound of epic riffs and original music will be spilling out across the streets and the whole town will moving to the same beat for one wild weekend.
This years’ official festival venues include Anchor Bar, Bar LV, Beaches Bar and Grill, Boaty’s, Coral Sea Resort, Fish D’vine, Hog’s Breath Café, Hush Bar, KC’s Bar & Grill, Magnums, Paradiso, Paddy’s Shenanigans, Sorrento Restaurant and Bar, Red Plate Korean Restaurant, and Airlie Beach Treehouse.
After three full days of partying in paradise, the special 10-year official after party wraps up the event at Northerlies on Monday afternoon.
Kicking off at 1pm, acts will include Noah Robertson, Lash 78, Matty Rogers, Bill Chambers, Sam McCann, and Sarah McLeod.
Tourism Whitsundays Chief Executive Officer, Rick Hamilton, said all the ingredients for festivalgoers to enjoy a rockstar experience in paradise were now in place.
“The Airlie Beach Festival of Music is a true destination event in every sense, with the perfect mix of location, activities and of course music,” he said.
“It’s an event I urge everyone to experience at least once, and what better time to do that than now, at the culmination of an entire decade of bringing live music to the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef.”
WHAT: Airlie Beach Festival of Music
WHEN: This weekend! Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 4-6 November
WHERE: Whitsunday Sailing Club and 16 venues across town
TICKETS: $300 for the weekend or $140 per day
PURCHASE: airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au or from ticketing desk at the tent
Airlie Beach Festival of Music main-stage tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club overlooking the turquoise Coral Sea
Inside the tent – the party goes off!
The Animals will be headlining the 10th annual festival