The Airline Beach Festival of Music is just months away and you need to secure your tickets now.

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.


A wide range of quality accommodation from landscaped caravan parks and backpackers to luxury resorts is available through our partners at the festival website and

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 for more information.


2nd round Early Bird 3 day passes are available NOW through the Airlie Beach Festival of Music website prompt to sales links: Big Tix Link 

Prices until 1st October 2017

3 DAY PASS $245 | DAY PASS $130 | VIP PASS $1,000 (including all refreshments and finger food in the main marquee).


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.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music Line-up

Leo Sayer (UK)
Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) (UK)
Baby Animals
Sneaky Sound System
Kate Ceberano
Shannon Noll
The Chantoozies
Fabulous 80’s Show
( featuring Brian Mannix- Uncanny Xmen, Scott Carne – Kids in the Kitchen, Dale Ryder – Boom Crash Opera, Sean Kelly – Models, Mark Gale – Choir Boys )
Monsters of Rock
Phil Emmanuel
Paul Fenech ( Houso’s vs Fat Pizza )
Wanita & her Honky Tonk Bar Dwellers
And many more!

For more information about the Passport to Airlie Battle of Bands go to  and follow the link to musos garage

Kate Webster is a travel journalist - travel writer and photographer who travels the globe in search of vivid imagery and compelling stories that capture the essence of the places she visits. Born out of a life-long love of travel and fascination with the world around her, is Kate's inspiration behind her writing and photography. A passion of the ocean has lead Kate to be a part of Global Surf Sounds, as she continues to mix her love of travel and writing to now include surfing. When she’s not bouncing around the world on ramshackle buses, overcrowded trains, or on the back of a rickshaw, you can find her based in Sydney or the Gold Coast, Australia eagerly planning her next adventure.