Airlie Beach Festival of Music

Live music at the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

Set for November 9-12th, 2023, and now in its eleventh year, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music has become one of Queensland’s premier live music events, crowned ‘People’s Choice’ Festival of the Year at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards. 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 the best party venues in Airlie Beach, the atmosphere is electric.


This is how we roll in Airlie Beach.

Passport to Airlie Finals

The National Passport to Airlie finals will be held in the big tent from 6pm with 8 bands from around the country in the running for a spot on the festival lineup next year.


Day 1

On Friday, the small coastal town of Airlie Beach will come alive to the sounds of music. Festival acts play across 16 venues throughout Airlie Beach from Midday then the main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club from 5pm.


Day 2

Enjoy a day in Airlie’s best venues with a packed program kicking off at 10:30am throughout the afternoon with the Main Tent starting at 5pm.


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 at Northerlies. Free entry to all 3 day festival arm bands.