Airlie Beach gets Electrik this August
AIRLIE Beach will host three huge music artists next month.
The Great Barrier Reef Festival has just dropped the line-up for its 19th festival and it's exciting.
Electrik Lemonade, Thandi Phoenix and Timomatic will headline the festival.
Life is pretty good in Airlie Beach, residents live in one of the most idyllic places in the world surrounded by a beautiful mix of cafes, bars and markets.
And for August 1-4, the folks at the Great Barrier Reef Festival plan to make it even better.
Electrik Lemonade are festival favourites and made it to this year's headline acts.
They are popular from Airlie Beach to Mackay and many residents love the grooves of Electrik Lemonade, who rocked the stages of Wintermoon in May.
Thandi Phoenix is on high rotation with Triple J and has been touted as one of Australia's most promising rising acts.
Her single My Way was produced by none other than Rudimental and as well as featuring on Triple J's Like A Version, she's performed at top tier festivals including Bluesfest.
Thandi was last in the Whitsundays to sing on the Today Show live from Airlie Beach and she said she can't wait to return to this "slice of heaven”.
"It's a great honour to be asked to perform at the Great Barrier Reef Festival,” she said
"It's especially important now more than ever that we bring awareness to the wellbeing of the reef. We must make a change so our Reef can survive and thrive, and people can continue to travel from far and wide to experience the absolute beauty of it.”
Joining Thandi six years after his last Reef Festival performance is the legendary Timomatic.
Popular from his rise to fame on TV shows So you think you can dance and Australia's Got Talent and performances with David Guetta and Salt N Pepa, Timomatic has become a staple of the Australian entertainment industry.
Promising new music, new dance moves and "one hell of a party celebrating Airlie Beach and the reef,” Electrik Lemonade will headline Beats on the Beach, Saturday, August 3 and Chill in the Park on Sunday, August 4 along with a line-up of the region's top live acts.
The event is free and is aimed at uniting the community.