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Wild Marmalade is on the drawcards for the inaugural Lismore Music Festival. (file pic)
Wild Marmalade is one of the drawcards for the inaugural Lismore Music Festival. (file pic)

A music festival featuring up to 50 acts across six stages is being planned for Lismore.

The Lismore Music Festival, which will coincide with the popular Eat the Street promotion in Lismore’s CBD, will be held on the 10th and 11th of March, 2017.

Organisers Scott Cooper and Paul Connelly said the festival would feature a range of artists, covering genres ranging from punk to country, hillbilly, rock, pop and urban.

The pair have today released the first instalment of local and out-of-town acts that will appear over the two days, with more acts set to be announced.

Local acts include Blakboi, TLK, Humans of Lismore, Mocri$, Brotherhood of the Blues, Jimmy Willing, featuring the Buffalo Girls and Bertie Page, Wet Cement, Two Tears in a Bucket, Button Collective, The Antibodies, Black Ghost Party, Bill Jacobi, The Linelockers, Greenswood, The Real Jarrah, Feel Good Factory, Round Mountain Girls, Hussy Hicks, Lush, The Young Murphys, Riley Fitzsimmons, Jex Lopez and others.

The out-of-town acts so far include Wild Marmalade, King Tide, Mick Daley and the Corporate Raders, Beefweek Girls with Knives, A Somerset Parade, Alla Spina, Tokyo Beef, The Neptune Power, Federation, Dean Lombard (Melbourne), Tim Hullsman (Geelong), The Dirty Liars, Make More (Brisbane), Spook Hill (Brisbane) and Collision.

The two-day festival will take place at a number of venues around town, with an all-ages, alcohol free stage set up in Spinks Park.

With only 1000 two-day tickets for sale, the early bird release will see 250 tickets available half price to purchase from the festival’s Facebook page for $100.

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