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This is how we roll in Airlie Beach.

Beach Jam Session

Every year the Airlie Beach Festival of Music kicks off with a jam session on the main beach on the esplanade. Indigenous dancers perform a welcome to country and musicians jam by the Coral Sea before moving to a venue in the main street of Airlie Beach.


Day 1

On Friday, the small coastal town of Airlie Beach will come alive to the sounds of music. Festival acts play across 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach including the main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.


Day 2

With the official program continuing through the afternoon and evening. Everything is fully equipped - no need to bring camping chairs.


Day 3

Start your Sunday with a brunch set to live music at one of the venues on the Airlie Beach Main Street. Then move to the main tent where the final day's program gets underway at 1pm. The festival finale is always an experience not to be missed.


After Party

Beat the Monday blues with the Airlie Beach Festival of Music after-party. Venue TBA. Free entry to all 3 day festival arm bands.



Live music at the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

Set for November 5-7, 2021, and now in its eight year, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is fast becoming one of Queensland’s premier live music events. Only in Airlie Beach can you see 74 bands alongside 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. With jaw-dropping sea views from the main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, it’s a party like no other in a tropical paradise. Watch big name acts and discover new talent – there is something for every musical taste. Experience a town coming alive to the sound of music. With live entertainment spread throughout 18 venues, the atmosphere is electric.



Keep up to date on all things ABFOM

ABFOM is back for 2021!

Covid-19 may have drained the life blood from festivals and live music events across Australia in 2020 but the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is here to put the festivities back in to the music scene.

ABFOM Cancelled for 2020

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music team are saddened to announce that the 2020 festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing effects of Covid-19. Although the festival team have

Thank You For The Music

Gavin Butlin had tears streaming down his face when John Williamson sang his ‘True Blue’ hits at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music over the weekend.