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April 23, 2021

Live Music Roundup: Thursday 6 October, 2016

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Exciting lineup for 2021 Bangalow Music Festival

Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) yesterday unveiled a stellar Bangalow Music Festival program for August 2021. The theme for the 19th festival is 'music’s inexhaustible joie de vivre'.

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Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

Pickleball taking off in Ballina

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Recently the 'Ballina Picklers' travelled to Sydney to compete in the NSW Pickleball Championship Open.

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Jack McCoy bringing surf show to Lennox

Legendary film maker Jack McCoy is bringing his acclaimed surf talk, film and live music event to the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 8 May.

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Understand climate?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a...

Mental as Anything at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October
Mental as Anything at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October

Mental music

Having graced our stages, radio airwaves, record books, playlists, TV screens and award nights for close to 40 years, Mental As Anything are proud to announce the release of two brand-new singles: Shake Off Your Sandals and Goat Tracks in my Sandpit. Their contribution to the Australian music landscape was formally recognised in 2009 with their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Catch them at the Ballina RSL on Friday 14 October at 8.30pm. Show $30.

Blip for Falls

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is calling on you to help select the next artist to grace the main stage alongside industry heavy weights Avalanches, Childish Gambino and Violent Soho! Readers are asked to vote for their favourite local act sponsored by specific media. The Echo is promoting Tralala Blip, an electronic outfit who have at the core of their originality the contribution of three members with disabilities. Powerful and joyous self-expression from those whose voices we don’t often hear.

To vote for Tralala Blip to keep spreading the love go to fallsfestival.com/byron-bay.

Dolphin entry

The entry deadline for the NCEIA Dolphin Music Awards has been extended to Friday 14 October. Follow the link to enter nceia.org.au.

Repent & be saved!

Rock on Repentance is a family-friendly event raising funds to complete renovations and to continue with the general upkeep of Repentance Creek Hall.

The hall has been a focal point within the Rosebank community since 1937. With 10 bands from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Saturday at Repentance Creek Hall. 2.30pm.

The Loveys (formerly Ukeloveys) at the Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby on Wednesday at 7.15pm
The Loveys (formerly Ukeloveys) at the Drill Hall Theatre in Mullumbimby on Wednesday at 7.15pm


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Pickleball taking off in Ballina

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Recently the 'Ballina Picklers' travelled to Sydney to compete in the NSW Pickleball Championship Open.

Understand climate?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a mild ‘global warming winter’, or...

Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.