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Natalie Bassingthwaighte is about to be transported from Australia’s television screens to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Together with her band Rogue Traders, the singer, actress and household name, will be bringing the house down at the 10th anniversary Airlie Beach Festival of Music from November 4-6.

Another act promising a performance worthy of a festival celebrating a decade of live music in paradise is Mi-Sex. 

Famous for their landmark 1979 performance at the Sydney Opera House, dubbed the “concert of the decade”, vocalist Steve Balbi said it was fitting to have the band now performing in another quintessentially Australian location. 

Like Rogue Traders and Mi-Sex, singer-songwriter Ben Lee was initially booked to play the festival in 2021, but prevented from travelling due to border restrictions brought on by Covid-19.

Completing the first line-up announcement for 2022 are 90s legends The Badloves, whose debut album Get On Board spent a massive 69 weeks in the charts, country king Bill Chambers, soul-fire music aficionado Matty Rogers, and festival favourites, The Hillbilly Goats. 

Tickets cost $300 for a three-day festival pass and provide access to all days and events, including the Passport to Airlie finals in the main tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club on Thursday, November 3, and the After-Party hosted by Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill on Monday, November 7. 

Both additional events will be headlined by Superjesus frontwoman and 2022 Airlie Beach Festival of Music Ambassador, Sarah McLeod.

To purchase tickets or view the full festival program, visit

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