Legendary Lineup and Exciting Additions Await at Airlie

Excitement is building, the eleventh – annual Airlie Beach Festival of Music, set for November 9-12, 2023. With the picturesque backdrop of The Whitsundays it’s a festival like no other.

Featuring over 50 bands across 14 venues, this year’s festival boasts a dynamic mix of established artists and rising stars. The daily main stage schedule has been released. Start planning your festival experience, with single-day tickets now also available.  

Main Stage Acts for 2023

– Friday, November 10: Ian Moss, Frenzal Rhomb, Pierce Brothers, Skunkhour, Tanya George

– Saturday, November 11: King Stingray, The Superjesus, Chocolate Starfish, Bourbon Street, The Pigs

– Sunday, November 12: Ross Wilson, Dragon, Billy Field, Wanita, James Bennett

Inclusive Perks of Festival Passes

A Festival pass at $300 offers an all-encompassing experience. It grants access to all performance venues from Friday to Sunday, the Passport to Airlie Showcase Finals on Thursday November 9 and the after-party at Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill on Monday November 13. Passes also include free bus travel between participating venues and accommodation partners.

Can’t do the whole weekend? Single-day passes start from $120 and include access to the main tent and all venues on that day.

Fancy living the Rockstar vibe? consider a VIP ticket

A VIP pass covers all of this PLUS access each evening to the VIP garden including your own bar with a 6 hour daily (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) food and alcohol package, own toilets, tables and chairs backing onto the ocean.

A treat for the senses with insta-envy views

Positioned on the edge of the Coral Sea at the newly-renovated Whitsunday Sailing Club, this unique festival stands out with its unparalleled location. Attendees will bask in live music, breathtaking island views, and a variety of delectable offerings, from Mexican and Asian cuisine to Oyster Bay wines, craft beer bars, and Diablo cocktails.

Diverse Venues, Memorable Performances

A multitude of iconic venues across Airlie Beach will host live music throughout the festival, including KC’s Bar and Grill, Fish D’Vine, Magnums, Anchor Bar, Paradiso, Sorrentos, Lola’s Bar, Beaches, and Boaty’s. The Festival program will also showcase a youth performer stage at the Whitsunday Food Garden, spotlighting the region’s emerging talents.

Unforgettable Performances and Fresh Additions

With a combined 150 years of Australian rock music experience, this year’s lineup under the Big Tent is extraordinary. Ross Wilson and The Peaceniks will ignite the stage with timeless hits celebrating the 50 – year legacy of ‘Eagle Rock’.  Always a crowd pleaser, the legendary Dragon will deliver all the favorite anthems and have you singing along in no time. Ian Moss is sure to excite bringing his Cold Chisel coolness to deliver a showcase of his exceptional career.

Accommodation Choices Galore

Airlie Beach offers a spectrum of accommodations, from luxurious 5-star hotels to budget-friendly backpacker lodgings. Campers can enjoy spacious sites in close proximity to the festival’s action. For inquiries and recommendations, check out the accommodation partners on the festival website.

For a comprehensive view of The Whitsundays, including accommodations and experiences, explore www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au.