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The ninth annual Mullum Music Festival kicked off last night in style, with a sold-out evening of festival highlights, MCd by Echonetdaily’s very own Mandy Nolan.

This year musical patron Suzannah Espie leads a choir of local vocalists including Sara Tindley & Clelia Adams along with guesting with the Old School Funk Band.

The 2016 artist line up features festival favourites, alongside festival first timers with a few surprises along the way.

Artists Eilen Jewell, Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer Matt Andersen, Julien Baker, Ajak Kwai, Epizo Bangoura and Allensworth bring an international flavor. While Nattali Rize and her new band, Olympia (pictured), Gareth Liddiard, Yirrmal and Henry Wagons bring a little growling menace to the fore.

Festival favourites include Tina Harrod, Yeshe, King Tide, Sal Kimber & The Rollin Wheel, Mario Queen of the Circus and the hit of 2009’s festival, VulgarGrad. Don’t miss The Silent Disco each night at the Magic Boulevard, along with busking groups The Low Down Riders and The Button Collective. Creep upstairs at the Village Vanguard and discover The Piano Bar. Bread & Butter is all about collaborations – and Mullum Music Festival loves to get artists together for a one-off take home moment.

St Johns School band practices for their gig at the  Mullum Music Festival. Photo Jeff Dawson
St Johns School band practices for their gig at the Mullum Music Festival. Photo Jeff Dawson

Plastic free

The biggest challenge for 2016 is the transition to a plastic free festival in the future. Thanks to the help and support of Renew Fest, Mullum Cares and Green Music Australia, the strategy to begin reducing plastic waste at the Music festival has begun. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own full water bottle, and if you are a coffee drinker your reusable coffee holder. There will be Free Water Bottle Refilling sites around town and at festival venues.

Raffle prizes

This year Mullum Music Festival acknowledges the amazing work that the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre provides to our local community with the ‘Music Lovers Dream Come True’ raffle. You could win tickets to some of your favourite 2017 music festivals, including Splendour in the Grass, Bello Winter Music, and the 10th Anniversary MMF.

All money raised will go directly to the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre.

Tickets are still available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday at www.mullummusicfestival.com


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