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New Island-Hopping Whitsundays Music Festival Sells Out In 30 Minutes

By Kelsey Scott

Tickets for Queensland’s brand-new, five-day music festival have sold out in 30 minutes, according to festival organisers.

Dream Machine, a deluxe new Mykonos-style festival running over October 6-10 in the Whitsundays, exhausted all packages soon after tickets went on sale at 12pm AEST yesterday.

Attendees can enjoy the best of the Whitsundays while partying to electronica. (iStock)

The event sees festival-goers island-hop their way around the stunning Whitsundays over four nights and five days, partaking in splashy activities, drinking poolside cocktails and watching live music performances.

Unsurprisingly, the event generated huge interest from Aussie music lovers following last week’s line-up announcement, with electronica powerhouses Flight Facilities and Hayden James headlining the inaugural event.

The festival went on sale to the public on Wednesday at 12pm, and was exhausted by 12.30pm. (Dream Machine)

More than 10,000 subscribed for Monday’s exclusive presale ticketing event, which saw spots likewise snapped up within minutes of being released.

The event is shaping up to Australia’s answer to the party scenes of Ibiza and Mykonos, with international borders slammed shut for more than a year now.

Tourism Whitsundays CEO Tash Wheeler says the sold-out event shows just how excited people are to get back to their music festivals and begin celebrating once again.

“Tying in a great line-up with an idyllic location such as The Whitsundays is the perfect combination for a music event. We look forward to having Dream Machine right here in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef for their inaugural festival.”

Organisers have curated a deluxe itinerary over the five days, with events held on Daydream Island, Paradise Cove and a surprise tropical location.

As part of the package price ticket-holders receive most meals, ferry transfers to and from events, and accommodation at either Daydream Island Resort and Spa or on a private yacht charter.

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Daydream Island Resort and Spa will be completely booked out with festival-goers over the five days. (Supplied)

Joining this year’s headline acts are CC:DISCO!, Cosmo’s Midnight, Touch Sensitive, The Jungle Giants and Confidence Man.

The festival’s remote island location may also comfort some Aussie travellers, following the abrupt cancellation of Byron Bay’s Bluesfest due to COVID-19 just over a week ago.

The iconic five-day music festival was shut down by NSW Health with just 24 hours notice, leaving organisers “heartbroken” and thousands of ticketholders out of pocket.

To sign up to receive news and alerts for Dream Machine Festival 2022 visit dreammachinefestival.com.

Source: Katherine Scott – nine.com.au

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