Top music for festival

THE 2010 BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Reef Festival will be held from Thursday October 21 to Sunday October 24 in Airlie Beach.

One of the highlights of this year's event is set to be the great range of live musical talent on show across the four days.

In response to the question in the Whitsunday Views section of last week's edition of the Whitsunday Times, the Whitsunday Reef Festival committee has announced that the event will have a great range of music on offer.

Two artists that have been confirmed so far are The Twine – a tribal blues duo from the Gold Coast who many may have seen on this year's season of Channel Seven's Australia's Got Talent, and Wintermoon favourites Swoon – a soulful acoustic rock band from Mackay.

Staff from Airlie Beach Music will build a purpose-built stage on the Airlie Beach foreshore markets site. This will feature state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment as well as a big screen with live event footage courtesy of Blue Turtle Video.

The foreshore music events will run over three days and kick off with the Reef Fire Friday night fireworks and live music.

The action will continue on Saturday night with the Beats on the Beach free music concert, before the festival concludes with some laid-back Sunday afternoon grooves with Chill in the Park.

The events will also feature some of Airlie Beach's best live local talent over the three days.

The success of such an event depends largely on the support from the local community.

Any sponsors wanting to get involved can call Margie Murphy on 0418 155 542.

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