Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2021 Line-up

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Party in Paradise at Airlie Beach Festival of Music

The renowned and celebrated Airlie Beach Festival of Music is set to hit the stages of the Whitsundays in November 2021. Featuring a vibrant line-up of incredible homegrown artists, Airlie Beach Festival of Music will bring together communities and visitors for the music event of the year! 

Starring headliners such as The Angels, John Schumman (Redgum), Toni Childs, Shane Howard (Goanna) & The Red Rockin’ Dirt Band, Hussy Hicks, The Superjesus, Alex Lloyd, Troy Cassar-Daley and more, this year’s Airlie Beach Festival of Music will showcase groovy tunes and laid-back local vibes in some of the Whitsunday’s best venues.

The Angels Airlie Beach Festival of Music

Check out the festival main stage in the Whitsunday Sailing Club for impressive ocean views and some tunes from talented headliners. Spanning over three days, from the 5th to the 7th of November 2021, Airlie Beach Festival of Music will transform the Whitsundays into a hub of entertainment, dancing and good times under the sun.

Discover the musical wonders and summer vibes at locally-owned venues as you soak up the salt, sun and sand and party in paradise. Last year’s Airlie Beach Festival of Music was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, which have hit both the tourism and entertainment industries severely over the last two years.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music Main Stage Whitsunday Sailing Club

Founder of the festival, Gavin Butlin, is absolutely stoked to see this unique, multi-day party in paradise go ahead.

“Having to cancel the 2020 Festival was devastating so I am beyond thrilled to welcome a stellar line-up of artists and musicians to play venues throughout the gorgeous Airlie Beach,” Mr Butlin says.

“We need to support the next generation of internationally famous Australian acts so I invite everyone to check out the Festival’s incredible program and support live, original music at a grassroots level.”

This year’s festival will feature new and exclusive Passport to Airlie performances, in which talented finalist artists compete in Australia’s largest music competition. The stakes are high and the music is exceptional, as the winner secures themselves a spot on the main stage for Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2022.

Crowds at Airlie Beach Festival of Music


FAQs Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2021

Can I bring my kids?

Unfortunately, the Airlie Beach Festival of Music is an 18+ event, with ID required upon entry. Most of the venues hosting the festival performances are licensed bars, clubs and pubs making them a playground for a weekend of adult-only fun… sorry kids!

How much are festival tickets?

3-day festival passes are $300 per person, and provide access to all 16 venues across the festival, access to the Thursday night Passport to Airlie finals and access to the festival afterparty on Monday.

A VIP festival pass is $1000 per person and includes a 3-day festival pass as well as entry into the VIP main tent area where you can hang out with musicians and sponsors and enjoy your own private bar, seating and toilets. A VIP festival pass also includes a 6-hour food and drinks package daily, where drinks include tap beer and cider, wines and basic spirits and mixers.

Where is the Airlie Beach Festival of Music?

The festival is hosted around 16 of Airlie Beach’s finest venues, from bars to pubs and clubs to iconic Whitsunday joints. The main stage is located at the beachside Whitsunday Sailing Club, and the other venues include Anchor Bar, Beaches Bar & Grill, Boaty’s, Fish D’Vine Rum Bar, KC’s Bar & Grill, La Marina, Magnums, Airlie Beach Foreshore, Northerlies, Paradiso, Sorrento’s and Treehouse.

Where can I buy tickets?

Festival tickets are available for purchase from the Airlie Beach Festival of Music website.

Can I buy single-day tickets?

Currently, festival-goers can only purchase a 3-day pass or VIP ticket. However, this ticket gives you unlimited access to 16 venues across the duration of the festival at your own leisure, so patrons can choose which events and days they attend the festival.

How can I enter the Passport to Airlie competition?

If you’re a keen musician with sounds to share and are interested in entering the Passport to Airlie competition, find out more here.

Are there bars and food at the festival?

The bar and restaurant venues will offer festival-goers access to food and drink throughout hosted performances. Find out more about individual restaurants and bars and what they offer here.

What’s the 2021 lineup?

Check out the jam-packed festival programme brimming with talent on the Airlie Beach Festival of Music website.

Hussy Hicks Lineup Airlie Beach Festival of Music


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