SONG CHOICE: UK legends 10cc at the 2015 Festival of Music. Photo Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography.
SONG CHOICE: UK legends 10cc at the 2015 Festival of Music. Photo Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography.

Song writing skills put to the test

THERE'S still time to show your love for the region through a song for the Airlie Beach Festival of Music's song writing competition.

With a number of locals still requiring time to put their creative pieces together, the closing date has now been extended to Friday, September 30. The Whitsunday Chinatown Investment company has gifted $5000 to the winner, given their entry meets the proposed criteria.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music organiser Gavin "Butto" Butlin said the songs must have a "feel good vibe" about Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.

"Anyone that's into song writing or wants to give it a crack is welcome," he said.

"We've got about 25 entries so far and ones from America and we've got a couple others from all over Australia."

The festival boasts an impressive line up of music artists this year like The Ramones, Tim Finn (Split Enz/ Crowded House), Sandi Thom, Russell Morris and more.

Visit http://www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com for more information, competition entry forms and terms and conditions.

Festival tickets are available from the Whitsunday Sailing Club.


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