In the lead up to the timeOUT concert, local bands are given the opportunity to vie for a spot to support the major headliners. In weekly heats which culminate in a grand final, locals take to the stage and rock out as hard as they can. For them, appearing alongside their idols is a once in a lifetime opportunity and also a great way to break in to the music industry.
The timeOUT concert is generally held in the middle of August as one of the final celebrations for Festival Cairns. The timeOUT concert has been delighting audiences for the past three years and organisers say that they will continue to host the event here is Cairns.