ABFoM 2017 Press Release

Posted 6 August 2017
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LEO SAYER says he “can’t wait to come to Airlie Beach and experience the Whitsundays”. Join Leo and plan your Whitsundays getaway around the Airlie Beach Festival of Music. Whether it be an idyllic island getaway, sailing the pristine waters, a fishing or diving charter on the Great Barrier Reef, taking in the beauty of Whitehaven Beach or something more fast paced, the Whitsundays has you covered. Add this to experiencing 74 live original bands across 18 soundstages including huge National and International acts over 3 and a half days.

What better holiday could you wish for? Just a short three months from now, the streets of Airlie Beach will have an electric atmosphere filled with music lovers and some of the most talented artists from Australia and abroad including Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Baby Animals, Sneaky Sound System, Kate Ceberano, Monsters of Rock, The Chantoozies and The Absolutely 80’s Show.

Thanks to our Passport to Airlie Battle of the Bands competition run in 12 locations across Australia this sensational lineup will be combined with emerging artists from all over the country. We are looking forward to welcoming our dual winners from last years final to the main stage this year, Tim Griffin from Townsville and The Venom Lips (formerly InMotIon) from Newcastle. Our partnership with renowned Gold Cost Buskers by the Creek also ensures we bring 2 of their best acts to our lineup this year. It makes for a huge weekend of spectacular entertainment by the ocean front in beautiful down town Airlie Beach. Don’t miss out as capacity is limited.

In other big news we are thrilled to announce that Shannon Noll has offered his commitment as the 2017 official festival ambassador. Shannon visited Airlie Beach earlier this year with TV’s Sunrise program to debut his new single, Southern Sky. The song is all about the amazing variety of Australian landscapes.Shannon experienced firsthand how beautiful Airlie Beach is and can’t wait to return with his family. Shannon is always up for a chat and loves the Whitsundays; we consider him an honorary local. He is also one of the best live performers in the country and we are looking forward to Shannon and his band taking the main stage.

Accommodation: A wide range of quality accommodation from landscaped caravan parks and backpackers to luxury resorts is available through our partners at the festival website airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au and www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au. Let us help you save time and phone calls… We have teamed up with our friends at Mantra Club Croc Airlie Beach to create all in one accommodation and ticket packages at their newly refurbished resort which will also be a venue over the festival. These packages include 3 day general admission passes, a hot buffet breakfast daily, free transfers to make getting around town easy and even some merchandise! Please email airliebeachfestivalofmusic@gmail.com for more information. Tickets: 2nd round Early Bird 3 day passes are available NOW through the Airlie Beach Festival of Music website prompt to sales links: BigTix link https://bigtix.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=71463 Whitsunday Tickets link https://whitsundaytickets.com.au/event?id=4112

Prices until 1st October 2017 3 DAY PASS $245 | DAY PASS $130 | VIP PASS $1,000 (including all refreshments and finer food in the main marquee)
Travel: Located 1,000 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Whitsunday Coast Airport is serviced by TigerAir, Jetstar and Virgin Airlines with direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Transfers are available from Proserpine and Hamilton Island airports.

For more information, interviews and images please contact us at airliebachfestivalofmusic@gmail.com

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