The Whitsunday Reef Festival is happy to announce and confirm our Lead Act for Friday Night Street Party will be JOEL FLETCHER.
On Friday the 31st July we will be bringing the BEATS to the STREET kicking of with an Under Age DO YOU EVEN DJ? NQ DJ COMPETITION heat that will give some aspiring young DJs from Airlie Beach and Mackay an opportunity to show you what they are made of. So come on down from 6:00pm to show your support for the best DJ Talent of the night.
After the fireworks have delighted our eyes we will get the party started with some north Queensland DJ talent followed by Mr JOEL FLETCHER.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia – the prodigal son of Melbourne’s underground dance music has come to earn widespread praise and an impressive reputation for his work in
the music industry as DJ and Producer alike. From beginning to DJ at the age of 14, achieving his first club residency by the age of 16 to being voted #3 in the inthemix Australia Top 50 awards in 2014, the rise to the top for Joel Fletcher has been quick and occurred early. Through his large library of releases through labels such as Ministry Of Sound, Ones To Watch and many more, the
‘Melbourne Bounce’ Superstar, Joel Fletcher has been hard at work in recent times, releasing some of his best yet. His impact can be felt in the productions of many of his peers including Will Sparks, TJR and Deorro, as well as in the sound of a plethora of aspiring producers both within and without of Australia. In the past 18 months, the multi-platinum-selling artist has managed to reach double platinum sales and for his collaboration with Will Sparks ‘Bring It Back’ and gold sales for his original production ‘Loco’, but it would be ‘Swing’, Fletcher’s take on the 2005 hit by Kiwi rapper Savage that bounced the sound from the clubs to car radios, proving to be an inescapable track – going four times platinum, peaking at No. 2 on the ARIA charts, being nominated for ARIA’s Song Of the Year and giving Fletcher even more platinum plaques to put up on his studio walls. In addition to the success of his recent originals, Fletcher has also attracted the ears of the dance music world with his remixes, his treatment of Disclosure’s Latch gaining main-stage spins from like-minded souls including Hardwell and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
With recent tours across Europe, Australia, Asia and North America firmly under his belt [Including a 50-date, three month, US bus tour and two national festival tours for Stereosonic & Goodlife, it is safe to say this 23 year old is undoubtedly one of the most exciting talents in his genre, and the captivating and electrifying sound of Joel Fletcher is showing no signs of slowing down.