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May 14, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

One of our nation’s most iconic voices, Xavier Rudd, announced in May this year that he was about to embark on the Spirit Bird Tour – his most extensive tour yet.

To celebrate the release of his striking seventh studio album, the tour will take Xavier Rudd to 29 cities and regional centres around the country, from Airlie Beach to Albany.

Since the release of Spirit Bird, which debuted at number two on the ARIA charts, Rudd has since announced US and Canadian tours.

Already producing his highest-selling single to date with the beautiful Follow The Sun, Spirit Bird is Xavier’s deepest and most explorative album, finding the ever socially conscienced Rudd delving into his musical and spiritual ancestry.

With an array of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, Rudd has re-introduced Australians to the sounds and stories of the land’s original owners, while introducing the rest of the world to an entirely new sound altogether. Over the course of a decade, he has taken this sound to every corner of the globe; producing six studio albums, two live albums, multiple ARIA nominations and a global fan-base of likeminded souls.

The Spirit Bird Australian Tour will see Xavier Rudd performing his very best, with a stage show enhanced by a carefully selected collection of videos and images portraying the hard-hitting environmental themes of Spirit Bird.
Catch Xavier on the east coast leg of the tour at the Coolanagatta Hotel on Saturday and the YAC amphitheatre, Byron Bay on Sunday.


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