The Airlie Beach Festival Of Music has been nominated for ‘Festival of the Year’ in the 2019 Queensland Music Awards and is now officially a finalist in that category. Presented by Jack Daniels, the QMA People’s Choice Awards is a statewide poll allowing music lovers across Queensland to cast their votes.
Festival founder, Gavin Butlin, said he was thrilled the event had become a finalist and he encouraged everyone who had ever attended to spread the word and vote. “Where else but Airlie Beach can you see 74 bands beside 74 Whitsunday islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef?” he asked. “At most other festivals you watch bands on a stage in a paddock but our main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club is virtually surrounded by the Coral Sea.”.
Mr Butlin added “this is also an event that brought an entire town to life, with the music spread throughout 18 venues mostly within walking distance across Airlie Beach It’s a party in a tropical paradise where the atmosphere is electric”, our venues are easy to get to and fully equipped, and with a line-up of big-name acts and emerging talent, there is something to satisfy every musical taste.”
Voting is open until midnight on February 28, at themusic.com.au and all entries go into a draw to win a double pass to BIGSOUND Festival. The winner will be announced at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane on Tuesday, March 19, in an event featuring performances by Amy Shark, DZ Deathrays, Resin Dogs, Clea, Emma Beau and Tokyo Twilight.