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TONY HILLIER CASTTony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His informed and insightful coverage of music features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine

Tony Hillier’s World of Music is also available as a podcast. Search for Tony Hillier on your podcast app or in the iTunes store. And you can stay in touch with the FNQ music scene with Tony at

You can hear Tony on ABC Far North each Friday at 445pm.

This week we feature bands appearing at the annual Cairns Festival

The festival has been going, in one form or another, since it was known as Fun in the Sun in the early 60s. There’s plenty of music on offer this year, including Tony’s band Snake Gully, Reggae Bliss and Sounds of Austranesia


All three bands are playing at the Pro Gig venue on the Cairns Esplanade this weekend. Details of Cairns Festival events and times here


The Woolloomooloo Lair from Snake Gully’s 1999 album Home Among The Gumtrees

Natural Flair from the Reggae Bliss 2011 album Part Of Life

Grateful from the Sounds Of AustraNesia self-titled 2013 debut album

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