A drive-in music festival will be held on the Sunshine Coast in July, as the industry tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coast band, The Dreggs, will headline the three-night event in Nambour.
“We’ve been going crazy not being able to play so to get this opportunity, we’re pretty frothy,” musician Zane Harris told 9News.
The Airwaves festival will see Nambour Showgrounds transformed into a drive-in, where locals will be able to enjoy acts from the comfort of their own car.
“It’s going to be quite funny, people honking their horns after a song rather than clapping,” The Dreggs singer Paddy Macrae said.
The band will be joined by The Chats, Coast talent Sahara Beck and Melbourne band The Pierce Brothers.
“Hopefully it’ll help kickstart the music industry,” festival promoter Cindy Jensen said.
“Everything from the small operators, the family businesses, right up to the large-scale production companies.”
Airwaves will be held from Friday, July 10, to Sunday, July 12, with up to 300 cars able to attend each night.
Organisers say safety measures include strict social distancing, no-contact ticketing, hand sanitizer distribution, and a food and drink service direct to vehicles. Tickets can be purchased via OzTix.