This weekend sees the return of the Airlie Beach Festival Of Music after COVID disrupted the annual event last year.
Once more assembling a stellar line-up of bands and musicians – including Brian Cadd, The Angels, Russell Morris and Busby Marou, the festival is a three-day weekend of fun, music and good times not to be missed!
Another of the leading performers on this year’s bill is The Superjesus frontwoman Sarah McLeod, performing one of her many solo shows, and the great lady took time out from renovating to chat with HEAVY on the eve of the festival.
We start by asking if she has ever had the pleasure of playing at one of the famous Far Northern festivals.
“The Superjesus played there,” she nodded. “I think it was… well it wasn’t last year (laughs). I think it was the last festival they had and it was one of the best shows we’ve done in ages. I remember it well. The people that run it – this is what makes a good festival. There’s a lot of things that go into making a good festival. A good line-up and lots of people coming, making sure that the punters are comfortable, and the bars are in the right places and the toilets, and the suns not setting in their eyes while watching the band… there’s so many factors involved, and they seem to think of all those things. And they’re really lovely to work with. Everyone is happy and comfortable. No-ones walking around going “this would be great if”. You don’t hear that at the Airlie Beach festival.”
In the full interview, Sarah runs through what to expect from her show, if she will be playing any Superjesus songs, judging the Battle Of The Bands finals as well and how she will approach it, who she is most looking forward to seeing and why, pacing yourself over a thre day festival, future plans for herself and The Superjesus and more.