Thursday, November 2, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

The Returning Winners - The Wayward Suns

Returning with excitement in their hearts and fun on the mind are 2017 Passport To Airlie winners, The Wayward Suns.

These Gold Coast boys are no-newcomers to both Airlie Beach or the Airlie Beach Festival of Music, having taken the festival by storm in the early days of 2017, taking out the massive win at Passport to Airlie and appearing on the main stage alongside Kate Ceberano, Shannon Noll and The Chantoozies.

Now, six years on, these boys are back, ready to rock with some of their biggest fans.

“And we’re ready!” said front man Brad Kennedy.

“We’ve been in the think tank for a little while, coming up with new tracks for a whole new album. And we’ll be dropping a few of them at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music.”

For them, the Passport to Airlie competition helped propel The Wayward Suns into stardom.

“It gave us a platform for success; it put us on the map, and we’ve been gigging ever since.”

During the pandemic, Brad and the boys took the opportunity to create new music.

“We have enough for two whole new albums, this one, and our second will be an acoustic album, sort of back to our roots.”

What can Airlie Beach expect from these seasoned professionals, who knows the motion of Airlie Beach to the tee?

Expect high intensity shows throughout the weekend, with the best sounds and music and performance.

“We’re not gonna give it all away, but we’re very excited to be back!”

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