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The Rise Above The Flood concert will be held Friday May 12 at the Byron Community Centre from 6pm.

MC and co-organiser is Mae Wilde, and acts include Hussy Hicks, The Button Collective, Gyan and Dustyesky.

Ms Wilde says, ‘What better way to help support those affected by the floods than to come and celebrate with our local community. There will be a silent auction with incredible prizes donated by our generous business community. It’s the best little “not quite a festival but nearly” gig you will see this year.’

All proceeds to go to direct flood assistance through the northern rivers.


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