Passport to Airlie Beach

Welcome to the Battle of the Bands – Passport to Airlie Beach official website.


4 nights accommodation
VIP tickets
$1000 performance fee
an interview with Balcony TV

Here you can find out when, where, who, what and when !

battle of bands - passport to airlie beach



In 2013 along with the festival we launched our passport to Airlie Battle of the band’s competition. Since it’s beginning it has grown from 8 competitions throughout Queensland in Cairns, Townsville, Airlie Beach, Mackay, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Cost. In 2014 Newcastle was added, In 2015 Tamworth and Melbourne came on board. In 2017 we added Toowoomba, Nimbin and Adelaide making the passport to Airlie Beach the biggest battle of the Bands competition in Australia.

In the past 4 years over 400 bands have taken part in our battles to win their way to Airlie beach. This year Battles will run between July and October. The winning band in each region will:

Be added to the line up at Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2017 playing in various venues throughout town, Battle it out with the winners of other regions to come back in 2018 for a spot on the main stage!

the prestigious opportunity for bragging rights as the join the lineup with some of the biggest names in music.

Locations for Battle of Bands – Passport to Airlie 2017