BigTix presents

Airlie Beach Festival of Music

with special guests

Friday 09 November 2018 to Sunday 11 November 2018 (opening 11:00 AM)

at Whitsunday Sailing Club and Various Venues ( venue info )
, Airlie Beach QLD


Reserve Tickets

Price includes booking fees

First Release - 3 Day Pass $246.10 Online sales have closed.
Second Release - 3 Day Pass $266.50
VIP - 3 Day Pass $1,026.40
VIP Inclusions:
- Access to all venues
- VIP section in main tent
- 6 hours per day of all inclusive food and drinks

Single Day - Friday $139.00
Single Day - Saturday $139.00
Single Day - Sunday $139.00


Smash Mouth (USA), Dave Dobbyn (NZ), Marcia Hines, The Church, Killing Heidi, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ted Mulry Gang, Kasey Chambers, Ash Grunwald, Diana Anaid, Wilbur Wilde & Frankie J Holden, The Hillbilly Goats, Phil Emmanuel's Band with special guests, Bill Chambers, Steady Eddy & The Vault Dwellers, Mason Rack Band, Doc Span & Ross Williams, Kieran McCarthy, Innocent Eve, Matty Rogers, Electrik Lemonade, Bustamento, Rav Thomas Band, Gypsy Soldiers, King Social, The Wayward Suns, Lonesome Train, Annie O'Dee & The Hotshots, The Natural Culture, Viper Syndicate, Andrew Cousins, Tim Griffin, Matt Angell, Lloyd Saunders, Fez & The Fox, Dylan Hammond & The Reggae Sharks , Swoon, Casey Marie, Snake Oyl, Jolly Jingo, Johnny Godfrey, Jacuzzi Masterpiece, Bones Rivers, Woodbridge, Nick White, Kane Dodd. 

Australia’s top pop diva headed for Airlie Beach

Marcia Hines to perform at 2018 Festival of Music

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music is all about ‘You’, and that is why Marcia Hines has

been added to the all-star line-up for 2018.

The disco diva, who needs little introduction, has 22 albums, 15 top ten singles, an

ARIA Hall of Fame induction and membership of the Order of Australia to her name.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Marcia first sang as a nine-year-old in her church

choir before being ‘discovered’ by producer Harry M. Miller and director Jim

Sharman, who cast her in their Australian production of ‘Hair’.

The youngest person ever to appear in the musical, Marcia arrived in Sydney in 1970

and never looked back.

From a starring role in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in 1973 to her first record deal, Marcia

Hines became Australia’s Queen of Pop.

Famous for her songs ‘You’, ‘Fire and Rain’, ‘Something’s Missing’ and ‘I Just Don’t

Know What To Do With Myself’, she was also a star of the popular television show

Countdown and her own series ‘Marcia Hines Music’.

Popular with the next generation for her long-standing role as a judge on ‘Australian

Idol’, Marcia has just completed an APIA Good Times Tour and is now looking

forward to performing at Airlie Beach.

Having called through the Whitsundays once before, her memories are of “a beach

kind of resort suburb that’s beautiful”.

“Very rarely do I get to go anywhere where I can stay and explore but it sounds to

me like Airlie Beach is the kind of place I should put on my list,” she said.

“And the festival site – that tent by the water – it’s like a Cirque du Soleil on


Without giving away too much about her set on Saturday, November 10, Marcia

promises “we’ll do our very best to make it fun”.


“It’s going to be a great festival and what’s better than shared music, so please come

along,” she said.

Festival founder Gavin Butlin said he was thrilled to have an Australian icon of

Marcia’s calibre on the line-up this year.

“I think it’s a coup for the festival and I think she’ll appeal to everybody,” he said.

“A lot of young people know her from her time on Australian Idol and everyone

who’s 40-plus would know her from her hey day.

“Once she gets on that stage people will be mesmerised by her.”

Marcia joins Smash Mouth, Killing Heidi, Ash Grunwald, Dave Dobbyn, The Church,

Kasey Chambers, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde, Diana Anaid, The Ted Mulry

Gang and the 25-piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra on the 74-band line-up from

November 9-11.

Tourism Whitsundays General Manager, Tash Wheeler, said it was wonderful to see

such strong artists and such a diverse offering this year.

“Tickets are definitely going to sell out so get your family and friends to come and

visit and book now,” she said.

To stay up to date with all the news, follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and


This is an 18+ event.

* Over 18's only unless advertised otherwise. * Photo ID is essential,­ acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport. Please check with the venue for any other acceptable forms of photo ID * All children under 18 not permitted including small children and babies * Intoxicated persons will not be admitted * No thongs or steel cap boots * The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person * Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.*Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.*