AIRLIE BEACH FESTIVAL OF MUSIC DROPS FIRST 2019 ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Hit UK band Smokie is among the first headline acts announced for the 2019 Airlie Beach Festival of Music. “A lot of hit record songs and sore throats the next day from all the singing,” is what founding member Terry Uttley is promising fans in Airlie Beach. “We only get to come to Australia once every three years because of …

AIRLIE BEACH FESTIVAL OF MUSIC UP FOR QMUSIC PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

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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 …

PASSPORT TO AIRLIE BEACH RETURNS TO THE STAG THIS MONTH WITH BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2018

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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 2018 band comp will once again take place at Newcastle’s Stag & Hunter Hotel this August. 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 …

THE VENOM LIPS TO DEBUT NEW EP AT AIRLIE BEACH

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Newcastle alt-rock outfit The Venom Lips (formerly known as In Motion), has been making big waves in the music scene since forming in early 2014 and are now set out to debut their new EP at the Airlie Beach Festival Of Music on November 11th, 2017. The self-titled EP comes as the second release for the young band following the …

GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE SEMI-FINALS 2017 @ THE STAG

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Our gallery of all the action from Semifinals 1 and 2, Passport To Airlie (Newcastle) 2017 at The Stag and Hunter Hotel. 10 great bands and 10 super hot sets at Newcastle’s home of original live music, including Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Boneman, viAgro,  WYSPER, Diplazar, The Reo Fenders, Jackson and Arcades and Lions. Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Diplazar and viAgro will be hitting The Stag stage for the finals this …

GALLERY: HEAT 4 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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The last of the Heats for Passport To Airlie 2017 went down last Sunday, with the big fathers day crowd enjoying plenty of cool live music from five sensational local bands. On stage for the final heat of the comp. before the finals series kicks off, were Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Slide Milligan and Stone Sun. Congratulations to heat 4 winners Thomas Macokatic, The …

GALLERY: HEAT 3 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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Well… Heat 3, Passport To Airlie 2017 would have to go down as the loudest heat in the Newcastle comps history with a rocking wall of sound from punksters viAgro, The Grounds and rockers WYSPER, giving the grand old Stag a good shake with three red hot sets. Some decibel relief came to our ringing ears with Sid Berry closing …

GALLERY: HEAT 2 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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Heat 2 of Passport To Airlie went down last Sunday with The Autumn Hearts, The Reo Fenders, Big On Tangents,  Elises Vendetta and Diplazar taking to The Stag & Hunter Hotel’s stage for five hot sets, with a big Sunday crowd enjoying a rocking afternoon of local original live music. Man, we said last week that heat 1 set the bar high, well heat 2 has pushed that …

GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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Passport to Airlie – Newcastle kicked off last Sunday, August 13th at The Stag & Hunter Hotel. This was the first heat of Passport to Airlie 2017 with five sensational local bands and artists taking to the Stag’s stage for a super tight heat with a big crowd of punters there supporting them all. A big congratulations to Newcastle Duo, …