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February 26, 2021

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Vibadelix, Saturday, Byron YAC Amphitheatre

This Saturday, the students of the YAC Events Management course find out what it’s all about when they present their major event: Vibadelix.

Vibadelix: One Earth Festival is an all-ages, drug- and alcohol-free community event showcasing arts, music and the environment, encouraging the world to Get Fracking Aware, with proceeds of Vibadelix going to Get-Up Australia’s anti-fracking campaign.

Headliners Fyah Walk will return to the stage to share their environmentally conscious messages. On the festival day there is also a ‘One Earth’ themed art exhibition, eco-artisan markets, and environmental workshops including songwriting with acclaimed local muso Tim Stokes, and creative writing with bestselling local author Melaina Faranda!

Come shake your booty to artists: Lubdub, Jake Savona, Imandan, Die Rude, Adam Scriven, DidJital, Tim Stokes, CC the Cat, Frankie Stone, DJ Liam Niko (SixBux), DJ Sunny Side Up, Velvet Sand, Lockie Hough, Ben Meek and The Paper Navigators, with BluesFest busking contenders and finalists: Reilly Fitzalan, Annie Plummer and 2011 winner, Minnie Marks. And enjoy the carnie shenanigans of Spaghetti Circus and performance mayhem of The Buffoons!

Rock the YAC Productions is a youth social enterprise initiative of Byron Youth Service, proudly sponsored by Indent Music NSW, Project Uturn and Byron Bay Captured. 

Saturday, 1pm–12 midnight, Byron YAC Amphitheatre, 1 Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay

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