PASSPORT TO AIRLIE BEACH RETURNS TO THE STAG THIS MONTH WITH BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2017

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Big Apachee in conjunction with Muso’s Garage is proud to announce the return of Passport To Airlie to Newcastle for another year.

The Passport To Airlie Band Competition offers local artists the unique opportunity to win a spot performing on the main stage at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music. Each entrant will go head-to-head across four heats in a battle of the bands style competition. With three final rounds to decide who the lucky winner will be.

Airlie Beach

Successful acts from each round will go on to compete in the Passport To Airlie grand final where the winner will progress to represent Newcastle at the largest band competition in Australia. The National Passport to Airlie Grand Final is made up of several competing regions; including Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Nimbin, Tamworth, Illawarra, Adelaide and Darwin. The lucky winner of the National grand final is invited to perform on the main stage at Airlie Beach Festival Of Music 2018 and will receive 4 nights’ accommodation, VIP festival passes and a cash prize!

2017 Newcastle and joint National winners, ‘In Motion’

The 2017 band comp will once again take place at Newcastle’s Stag & Hunter Hotel where local favourite’s In Motion won the Newcastle leg of the event in 2016 that later saw them take out the National Passport To Airlie Comp and land themselves a spot on the main stage at the Airlie Beach Festival Of Music this year. The local Newcastle lads will be sharing the stage with the likes of Monsters Of RockBaby AnimalsGlen Matlock and many more!

For more information: www.facebook.com/PassporttoAirlieNewcastle?fref=nf

VENUE

The Stag & Hunter Hotel

187 Maitland Road, Mayfield NSW 304

Free entry / 18+ event

HEATS & FINAL DATES
Passport to Airlie – Newcastle will be broken down into 4 Heats and 3 Finals and will be held on Sunday evenings, commencing at 4:00pm through to 8:00pm. These dates will be:

HEAT 1: Sunday 13th August, 2017
HEAT 2: Sunday 20th August, 2017
HEAT 3: Sunday 27th August, 2017
HEAT 4: Sunday 3rd September, 2017
SEMI FINAL: Sunday 10th September, 2017

SEMI FINAL: Sunday 17th September, 2017

GRAND FINAL: Sunday 24th September, 2017

Applications are now open to soloists, duos and bands that meet the outlined competition requirements. Applications can be submitted here

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