Full Terms & Conditions Passport To Airlie 2019

(v3 as at 29.4.2019)

The competition is open to all solo artists, duos and bands with no more than 5 members, that meet the following competition requirements:

  1. All entrants must be 18+ to enter.

  2. Each registered act will be required to perform up to 30 minute set at the heats. Actual set length will be advised closer to heat date but will not exceed 30 minutes.  You may be asked to perform a set twice or another 30min set with the same requirements.

  3. Each set must contain a minimum of 3 original songs in the heats (5 songs in total)

  4. No backing tracks are to be used.

  5. Entrants invited to the finals will be required to have a 50 minute set with at least 5 original songs. The finalists will be required to perform this set a minimum of 5 times at the grand final at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music in November.

  6. Competition is open to most genres excluding metalcore and deathcore.

  7. All acts are only able to compete at one Passport To Airlie regional event per year.

  8. Previous Regional Winners are encouraged to enter again.

  9. Previous National Winners cannot compete again for the following two years, but after that they are welcome to re-enter the competition.

  10. Any performer that may be part of a band already on the ABFoM bill must place the Passport To Airlie sets as priority.  It is their responsibility to ensure that the billed act fulfils it’s commitments.

  11. An act already booked to play on the bill cannot enter Passport To Airlie as that Act.

  12. All acts are required to be at the venue an hour prior to the start of the competition. At this point, their names and performance times will be drawn out of a hat and participants will be required to read the notes on participating in the event.

  13. All participating acts on the day/night are required to remain at the Heat until the winner is announced to show support for your fellow artists performing on the day/night.

  14. PA is supplied by the venues. If instructed bands may likely need to use the backline supplied to avoid issues with change over, though having theirs available would be advisable.

  15. Acts must confirm they are available to compete in the regional finals.

  16. Acts must use same line-up/band members that performed in their Heats should they make it through to the finals.

  17. The winning act MUST be willing and able to perform up to 5 shows at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music during Friday 8 Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 November 2019. Winning artists failing to do so will forfeit their prize. Entrants will be required to sign a contract that commits them to sets at the Festival.

  18. Bands MUST arrive on Thursday7 November 2019.  If in town bands are asked to attending the opening of the Festival at the Beach Jam that will be held at the southern end of the main beach opposite Airlie Beach Hotel.

  19. Transfer to Airlie Beach for heat winners are not included. Transfers from Whitsuday Airport can be arranged.

  20. Bands must have no more than 5 members.

  21. Bands must commit to advertising their involvement with the competition and encourage fans, friends and family to support the heats and finals wherever they can.

  22. All entrants consent to their images and images containing them to be used to promote the Airlie Beach Festival of Music and all Passport To Airlie events.  This includes dispersal to media outlets. Full Photographer credits will be given wherever possible.

  23. The Winner of the Grand Final consents to audio being used to promote their winning and or promote Passport to Airlie, with full credit given as well as links on where to purchase the song.

  24. $1000 performance fee for the Regional Finalists to be paid upon Invoice after the Festival.

  25. Your information will be forwarded onto third party industry sources in an effort to further promote your act.