Whitsundays Dream Machine music festival sells out in 30 minutes

If it wasn’t already obvious that people are itching for holidays and festivals to come back, it sure is now after Queensland’s new island-hopping Whitsundays music festival sold out in 30 minutes.

Dream Machine is a new venture by the creators of Wine Machine and Snow Machine. The five-day festival running from 6 October until 10 October on Daydream Island, exhausted all allocations soon after tickets went on sale to the public at 12pm AEST Wednesday.

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Your Dream Machine destination. Image Credit: Dream Machine Facebook

The festival will see ticketholders escape to the tropical haven of Whitsundays for non-stop music, dancing, sun and sand. With headline acts from Flight Facilities and Hayden James, it’s no surprise the festival generated so much interest.

Even pre-sale tickets were snapped up instantly after more than 10,000 subscribed.

“We received many times the number of registrations than tickets available to Dream Machine and are limited by the number of rooms available,” said festival organisers after pre-sale was exhausted.

Tourism Whitsundays CEO Tash Wheeler wasn’t surprised either, saying:

“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.”

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The Dream Machine lineup

After a year of missing our favourite live artists, Dream Machine is delivering a party-forward lineup.

Headliners include fan favourites Flight Facilities and Hayden James. Guest will also dance to tunes by Touch Sensitive, The Jungle Giants, Cosmo’s Midnight and many more.

What makes Dream Machine unique

What’s unique about Dream Machine, (and why it is so popular) is that individual day tickets to the festival are not available. Instead, you have to purchase the full holiday packages, staying either on Daydream Island or on a yacht.

Both the Island Packages and Yacht Packages include four nights accommodation, a daily buffet breakfast, return airport transfers to/from Daydream Island, a range of activities and of course your Dream Machine festival ticket.

The prices for a festival like this range between $1899pp – $2,599pp. It may sound like a hefty price tag, but these are all-inclusive tickets at luxury accommodation – available after a year of limited travel and festivals.

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© Daydream Island Resort

As well as the music festival, tickets also include an itinerary of non-music related activities including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, jet-skiing or snorkelling. As well as access to Daydream Resort’s four restaurants, three bars, pool and spa.

Sounds like a dream! We can only hope they bring it back next year.

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