AIRLIE FESTIVAL ROARS: Competition winner Bethany Allen and her best friend Grace Younan celebrating all that is good about the Airlie Beach Festival of Music with the Tigerair Mascot at Club Croc Airlie Beach today.
AIRLIE FESTIVAL ROARS: Competition winner Bethany Allen and her best friend Grace Younan celebrating all that is good about the Airlie Beach Festival of Music with the Tigerair Mascot at Club Croc Airlie Beach today.

Festival competition winners land in Airlie

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music has welcomed two happy Sydney girls who won a prize to attend the festival for the weekend.

Bethany Allen, 18, wrote a verse which captured the mood of the festival, winning the competition to do so from over 2000 online entries.

Travelling with her friend Grace Younan, Ms Allen said she entered the competition "because I really like the festival environment, the people you meet and of course the location of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music".

"I'm a beach and water girl so it was a perfect combination for me," she said.

Ms Allen's competition winning verse reads:

There's something uniquely relaxed 

About being able to dance and kick back 

On the sand right by the water 

I truly am a salt-water daughter 

 


The festival worked with Tigerair, theaureview.com, Club Croc Hotel and Whitsundays2Everywhere to put together the competition prize, which includes two, three-day passes to the festival, return flights from Sydney, airport transfers, accommodation for five nights at Club Croc hotel and merchandise, giving Ms Allen and her friend a perfect weekend in paradise.

The prize is also in tune with Tigerair's goal to empower travellers to explore new destinations and accumulate memorable experiences.

Festival publicist Corrie Gardner said this was the second year the festival team had worked with theaureview.com and Tigerair to offer a fantastic prize to what is the only waterfront music festival at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

The festival, now in full swing over the long weekend of November 5-8, features over 200 internationally and nationally recognised musicians performing in three main concerts and in many of the quaint bars and beach-side venues around the party town.

Headline acts include the UK rock band 10cc - famous for songs like Dreadlock Holiday and I'm not in Love - along with American Toni Childs, Wendy Matthews and Richard Clapton. Last night's headliners were The Black Sorrows and Angry Anderson with the James Southwell Band.


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