15.4 C
Byron Shire
June 7, 2023

Mullum gets another musical makeover

Latest News

Man charged following shooting in Ballina 

A man has been charged following a public place shooting in the state’s Ballina.

Other News

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: What are you waiting for?

If you want to destroy someone without lifting a finger, make them wait. Keep them believing that help will...

Bring your breasts to Mullumbimby

With early detection being a key to good outcomes, women are being invited to visit the BreastScreen mobile until when it visits Mullumbimby from mid June to mid July.

A deer in the headlights

The Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, and Kyogle councils have joined forces to find out just what is happening with feral deer in the region.

#BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

It’s World Environment Day and this year the spotlight is on finding solutions to plastic pollution – #BeatPlasticPollution.

It’s a lady tradie workshop!

Mullumbimby High School hosted a practical workshop for year 9 and 10 girls. The event was supported by Supporting and Linking Tradeswomen and the DoE Educational Pathways Program.

Wollongbar Alstonville take win in reduced round

COVID-19 and a mounting injury toll truncated the senior rounds of Far North Coast Rugby Union with just four...

Mullumbimby favourite the Dusty Eskies.
Mullumbimby favourite the Dusty Eskies. Photo Jeff Dawson

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


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Army depot construction starts in Chinderah 

Federal Labor have announced local Indigenous companies in Tweed Heads are starting construction of new facilities, which will benefit the Australian Army’s A Company, 41st Battalion, Royal NSW Regiment and 225 Army Cadet Unit.

Developer quietly revises large Suffolk DA

The company behind a controversial mixed-use development in the heart of Suffolk Park has quietly submitted revised plans for the proposal as part of the ongoing court battle over the matter.

Chinny Charge is on for 2023

The 2023 Chinny Charge, a fun run up Mount Chincogan just north of Mullumbimby, is open for registration for both runners and walkers.

Closed door deals on fast-tracked land rezonings

Up to 1,300 new dwellings could be accommodated in Byron Shire under vague draft fast-track development plans released by the NSW government-run Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) last week.