This is how we roll in Airlie Beach.

Beach Jam Session

Every year the Airlie Beach Festival of Music kicks off with a jam session on the beach. Indigenous dancers perform a welcome to country and musicians jam by the Coral Sea before moving to a venue on the Airlie Beach Main Street.

Thursday 7th Nov

Day 1

On Friday, November 8, the small coastal town of Airlie Beach will come alive to the sounds of music. Festival acts play across 18 venues throughout Airlie Beach including the main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club.

Friday 8th Nov

Day 2

A special kids event at the main tent starts the day, with the official program continuing through the afternoon and evening. Everything is fully equipped - no need to bring camping chairs.

Saturday 9th Nov

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.

Sunday 10th Nov

After Party

Beat the Monday blues with the Airlie Beach Festival of Music after-party. Purchase your tickets for the 2020 festival at one-off special rates before you go home.

Monday 11th Nov


Live music at the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

Set for November 8-10, 2019, and now in its seventh year, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is fast becoming one of Queensland’s premier live music events. Only in Airlie Beach can you see 74 bands alongside 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. 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 18 venues, the atmosphere is electric.


Keep up to date on all things ABFOM

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What could be “better than” John Butler at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music?

More hit acts revealed

Airlie Beach Festival of Music makes second line-up announcement for 2019.

Smokin’ Line Up Announced

For 24 years they were ‘living next door to Alice’, but on November 10 they’ll be singing about her in Airlie Beach.

Every Vote Counts!

Could the Airlie Beach Festival of Music be the most popular event of its kind in the state? The answer is ‘yes’ – with your help.

Queensland Weekender

A production team from the popular Channel 7 program Queensland Weekender travelled to Airlie Beach for the 2018 festival.

2018 Festival Wrap Up

I don’t think you have to twist anyone’s arm to come to Airlie Beach, especially when they say ‘we’re going to pay you for it’.