Missy Higgins, Empire of the Sun and ICEHOUSE will headline a stellar line-up at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival with tickets going on sale at 9am on 4 July.

Little Red, Bluejuice, Baby Animals, Thirsty Merc, The Jezabels, Tex Perkins, Diesel, The Black Sorrows and Richard Clapton also head up a who’s who of the Australian Music Industry at the annual festival of ‘sun, surf and soul’.

Fans who have been wondering how the festival would match last year’s performance by Powderfinger can now stop guessing.

Festival Director Richie Eyles said that this year’s festival has something for everyone.

“There are big names that will appeal to both young and young at heart. A couple of acts making long awaited returns to the stage and a few up and coming stars as well as an awesome line-up of quality internationals”, he said.

International acts include Tower of Power, Booker T, Allen Toussaint, Jon Cleary and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

“These acts are absolute legends in their fields of soul, blues, jazz, funk and R&B, and are a real coup for the festival. Tower of Power, for instance have never performed in Australia before, and Caloundra will be their only Australian performance”, Eyles said.

A limited number of early bird tickets will be available on line from 9am on 4 July at caloundramusicfestival.com. Tickets will start at $88/day or $169/season for an adult or $127/$66 concession. Tickets for kids under 12 are $8.

Caloundra Music Festival will run from Friday October 7 – Sunday October 9 with Missy Higgins performing on Saturday October 8.