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September 21, 2021

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

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Following the great success of the 2011 and 2012 festivals, Cooly Rocks On is on again from May 31 to June 10, 2013, with over 50 rock’n’roll and rockabilly bands and a lineup of international special guests. Cooly Rocks On promises a jumping, jiving rollercoaster of music, dance and nostalgia in the streets of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads.

Bob Newman, chief executive officer of Cooly Rocks On, said attendance at the 2012 festival was amazing, and everyone was looking forward to 2013 being even bigger and better. ‘We hope to give them more cars, and a bigger and more up-market marquee on the Coolangatta foreshore with entertainment starting on the first weekend and running right through until the closing day of the festival,’ he said. ‘This year we have introduced a new precinct to the festival – the Kirra Surf Precinct, the Mecca of Surfing in Australia,’ said Bob. ‘We thought the time was right to have an area devoted to 50s and 60s surfing culture, with their own style of music, and represented by bands playing music from the Beach Boys and the Shadows.

Outdoor venues, music and dancing are the order of the day. Six outdoor stages will be erected for the Grand Finale weekend (June 8 and 9), along with a massive beachside marquee. Almost every pub and club in the border towns will be bustling with live music and dancing.


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.