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Now in its ninth year, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music has become one of Queensland’s premier live music events. With jaw-dropping sea views from the main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, it’s a party like no other in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef. 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 very best party venues in Airlie Beach, the atmosphere is electric!

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2021 ARTIST LINEUP

PARTY IN PARADISE OVER 5 DAYS

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Beach Jam Session

Every year the Airlie Beach Festival of Music kicks off with a jam session the main beach on the esplanade. Indigenous dancers perform a welcome to country and musicians jam by the Coral Sea before moving onto Magnums Hotel for the National Passport to Airlie Final.

Thursday

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.

Friday

Day 2

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

Saturday

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 2pm. The festival finale is always an experience not to be missed.

Sunday

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.

Monday

THE HEART OF LIVE MUSIC

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. 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.

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