THE 12th annual Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival (AIOMF) has arrived and is the biggest yet according to festival director Marty Maher, with 150 performances, 60 bands and 11 stages.
As far as the mystery guest is concerned, Mr Maher remained tight lipped as usual but said revellers can expect the highly anticipated act to get crowds moving; past mystery guests include Tash Sultana, Tim Rodgers, Mark Seymour, The Hoodoo Gurus and Dan Sultan.
“The only thing I can tell you about the mystery performer is that everyone will be dancing, and we’re very pleased with this year’s mystery guest,” Mr Maher said.
“It’s looking great, it’s our biggest festival ever. This year we have 11 stages, up from nine the previous years and have been overwhelmed with the amount of interest in the festival.
“We’ve got a lot of new acts that haven’t been before, which we’re really excited about. For me personally after 10 years straight, it was good to have a break as director but now I’m back and looking forward to it again.”