Jam In and Party Out

Extra Airlie Beach Festival of Music events 

Three-day pass holders to the Airlie Beach Festival of Music will be rewarded with two extra days of music, free of charge, thanks to partnerships with Beaches Bar and Grill in Airlie Beach and Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill in the idyllic setting of Woodwark. 

The festival’s unofficial kick off is a casual jam on the sands of Airlie Beach from 3.30pm this Thursday, followed by the opening ‘Jam Night’ at Beaches.

The on-beach jam, is free of charge for the community to attend, with entry to Beaches subject to showing a festival pass or paying a $10 cover charge. 

Festival founder, Gavin Butlin, said the beach jam would be back in its original location on the newly renovated foreshore, which was a perfect setting in which to launch the event. 

“We’ll have a Welcome to Country by our indigenous dancers and lots of the musicians who’ve already arrived in town will be there to help us get this party started,” he said. 

The Jam Night at Beaches will be hosted by Mackay act, Gypsy Soldiers, and open to all festival artists wanting to play. 

“It’s always such a great night – you never know who’s going to get up,” Mr Butlin said. 

After the festival has finished and the big top tent has closed, the action moves to Northerlies. 

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music official After Party will give music lovers and festival fans the chance to wind down in paradise from 1pm on Monday, November 11. 

Venue Manager, Brad Henstock, said Northerlies was proud to be hosting the event. 

“We’re huge supporters of the festival and we’re stoked to be part of what it brings to the Whitsundays,” he said. 

“This is about music lovers and the whole community getting together in a family-friendly environment, beach-side.”