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May 16, 2021

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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Save Broken Head

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Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Jes Morwood, founder of Jeevan School

Music that saves kids

Join The Heart Collectors, Walrus & The Carpenter, Amir Paiss, Cariad, The Bollywood Sisters and more for a fundraiser at Ocean Shores Public School to support the work of Jes Morwood, founder of Jeevan School, sponsoring schools in both India and Cambodia, raising money to help the kids in Varanasi. Given Project in Varanasi India is a not-for-profit organisation giving free education, food, medical assistance and love to marginalised children from nearby begging families and migrant workers. What started as 10 students and one teacher under a tree in 2003 is now a full study centre with 170 students, a clinic and children’s home to 30 from the most extreme poverty. Help these children escape the cycles of neglect, abuse and malnutrition.

Saturday | 6–10.30pm | Tix $20.


Roy Orbison Reborn

Faking the Big O!

Come and relive the sound, the voice and all the magical hits of Music Legend Roy Orbison in an international tribute production starring the world’s #1 Roy Orbison tribute star Dean Bourne. Bourne is the world’s greatest exponent of the great hits and music of Roy Orbison today. Friday at the Ballina RSL.


The Steele Syndicate

Strong as Steele

The Steele Syndicate is hitting the road, taking the Funky Trombone for a highly anticipated tour down the east coast. Steele McMahon’s Brisbane-based octet will be getting down in Byron Bay on Friday. The tour, brought to you by Beats Cartel, is celebrating the Syndicate’s latest single Funky Trombone.

The octet has an eclectic, genre-bending sound that reimagines elements of old-school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock. Rich vocal harmonies blend with a roaring, four-piece horn section to create music that is energised and emotional, for dancing breathlessly and for pondering deeply.

The 8-piece band will be performing a free show at the Brewery on Friday with support by local punk/hip-hop act Juxta Thought.Kicks off at 7.30pm.


Miss Amber and Stukulele

Miss Amber and Stukulele are back at Club Mullum on Thursday 22 Feb from 6.30 with a tribute to the great crooners. Expect tunes made famous by Old Blue Eyes, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, The Carpenters and heaps more. Always a great night’s entertainment and you can strum your uke and sing along or just enjoy the loving vibes. Come on Monday nights to the Mullum Uke Club in the Ex-Services to learn and practise the tunes. Join the mailing list at www.ukemullum.com for the monthly songbook. Entry adult $12.50, kids under 16 $2.50


Shiney Shiney people!

This Sunday sees the community of musicians come together to raise money for Shiney, well-loved frontwoman of the band Loonaloop. Shiney’s had some bad luck with her health and her mates are getting together to share the love and give Shiney a bit of a financial boost.

Featuring the glorious Lisa Hunt and Forever Soul. Public or private, Lisa and band know how to get the party started like no other with the very best of sweet soul, Motown, R&B, funk and disco. Supported by Kangaroo Moon with their musical tapestry woven from many strands. Elements of world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences, run through a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancey, dancey and richly melodic, their sounds unite the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. With auctions and prizes and of course, lots of dancing, at the Byron Bowlo Sunday from 3pm.


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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.