While some of the larger festivals in the Australian music scene are struggling or cancelling, it seems it’s time for the boutique festivals to shine.
According to Mullum Music Festival director Glenn Wright, whose annual event kicks off on Thursday, this year’s festival has had a dream run in with ticket sales eclipsing previous years.
‘We have more venues and possibly our most diverse and exciting artist offering to date. As an organiser, I couldn’t be happier with the way things are going in the lead up.
‘Mullum Music Festival takes place in existing venues in the town so it’s easy to access, it’s affordable, the sound is good and the venues are comfortable. You don’t get festival fatigue,” says Glenn Wright, who has also been a local resident for 12 years.
‘Mullumbimby is a small town with a diverse, strong community. Even if you don’t have a ticket, you can still take the kids to watch the street theatre, go to the free events and experience the excitement of the town coming to life. The benefits flow on to local artists, local shops, and also to the bigger cultural picture of Mullumbimby as a counter culture hub. The festival weekend feels like some big, weird family reunion or home-coming party. On Sunday we will once again have the big New Orleans style brass and drums parade through the streets, led by musicians on the festival bill.’
This year’s Thursday opening night ‘taste plate,’ featuring short performances from numerous acts on the bill, has sold out.
There are still tickets available for Friday (featuring The Basics, Kinky Friedman, Arte Kanela Flamenco), Saturday and Sunday but they are going fast.
Mullum Music Festival November 21 – 24
For tickets & info go to www.mullummusicfestival.com
Festival Hotline is 0266846195
Single day tickets start from $78
Program updates can be accessed through the Mullum Music Festival smart phone app.