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It attracts international acts, thousands of punters and rave reviews.

Now, The Big Pineapple Festival is flying high after being picked in the top ten regional festivals Australia-wide.

Qantas’s Travel Insider has rated all regional music festival in the country.

Soon the top ten list will be on-board all flights for tourists heading to our beautiful slice of the country.

The Big Pineapple was described as a “mammoth day and night of music” with “free carnival rides and overnight camping at the legendary Big Pineapple on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.”

Held in May every year, the concert sells out well in advance as about ten thousand people descend on Woombye for the one-day event.

Its capacity last year increased by 1500 tickets and festival organiser Mark Pico said latecomers tried to secure tickets last minute.

While it’s a homegrown festival, Mr Pico said in 2016 70% of festival-goers were from outside the Sunshine Coast.

“The festival is at an amazing spot and is in the middle of one of the best tourist spots in Australia which helps,” he said.

“It is also really unpretentious, people feel comfortable as soon as they walk through the gates because it has such a good vibe.”

Headline acts for last year included Rufus, Hermitude, You Am I and Regurgitator.

The festival in its fourth year included a Ferris wheel, bigger main stage and motorcross display.

Artist applications for The Big Pineapple Music Festival are open, and a line-up will be released early this year.

The site, also plays host to other events throughout the year, with Rufus slated to return in the New Year on Saturday, January 21 to perform their Full Bloom Regional Tour at the complex.

The concert starts at 5pm at the Big Pineapple Fields, 76 Nambour Connection Road, Woombye. Tickets are $61.20 and can be purchased from www.oztix.com.au

The Logan Reporter
| 5th Jan 2017 9:45 AM

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