ON THE RISE: Simmer Down will play in Original Sundays. Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography
ON THE RISE: Simmer Down will play in Original Sundays. Photo: Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography

Make your Sunday original

THE Airlie Beach Festival of Music in partnership with Magnums Hotel have put together another jam-packed Sunday of live original music with six acts to take the stage.

Starting at 1pm, the nine-hour event will feature talented performers from Boonah, Mackay, New Zealand and the Whitsundays.

First up at 1pm is local artist Merryn Wright appearing for the second time after being plucked from the audience in April to fill a spot. With a beautiful voice and gentle guitar, it's the perfect way to open a lazy Sunday gig.

From 1.45pm, and all the way from Boonah, is alternative folk rockers Silk N Oak. The young duo will hit the stage with a double bass, loads of energy and a Mumford & Sons sound.

Event organiser Andrew Pattinson said he recommended coming down early to see them before they got too famous.

"These guys are going to be big," he said.

Taleena Peck is also back on stage again from 3pm for a solo set performing her folk blues country melodies.

Local act Simmer Down are up from 4.30pm and they will be unleashing more new songs as they prepare for a busy festival season. Also part of this year's Airlie Beach Festival of Music, they've even been booked to open for Shannon Noll in September.

Aaron Saxon is on from 6pm to get the evening pumping with his Kiwi funky reggae grooves and loops. Saxon, who now calls the Whitsundays home, says he is stoked he is able to play his own music at Original Sundays.

Mackay four-piece Dave Tonks & The Dream Machine will rev things up from 7pm, bringing big sound rock'n'roll in their first time playing in Airlie Beach.

Music fans can win a three-day festival ticket and merchandise simply by attending the event and tickets will be available for local fans at earlybird prices from 1-6pm.

 

DAY OF MUSIC

What: Original Sundays

When: 1pm, Sunday, July 31

Where: Magnums Hotel


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