19.3 C
Byron Shire
May 29, 2022

Battle of the band finals this weekend in Nimbin

Latest News

Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

Other News

Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

Passports

I have been subscribing to The Echo since my daughter moved to Mullumbimby late last year and I visited...

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Mecha Mecha are one of teh bands competing in the regional battle of the bands this weekend. Photo supplied.

This weekend Nimbin musicians will get to go head to head for the chance to win the Airlie Beach Festival of Music’s ‘Passport to Airlie’. The winner/s will be the the regional finalist/s of Australia’s largest ‘Battle of the Bands’.

Heats are held in 15 locations around Australia, from Darwin to Melbourne and everywhere in between.

The Nimbin winner will be decided this Saturday, September 22, at The Nimbin Bush Theatre. The lucky act heads to the grand final – a giant battle between winners of all national heats, held in Airlie Beach during the Festival of Music weekend of November 9–11.

Competitors will be in Airlie Beach with this year’s festival headliners including Smash Mouth, The Church, Killing Heidi, Kasey Chambers, Dave Dobbyn, Ash Grunwald and Marcia Hines.

The ultimate winner secures a place on the main stage line-up at the 2019 festival, a $1000 performance fee, four nights accommodation, VIP festival passes, a spot on Balcony TV, and the chance to play their own music in paradise.

Nimbin Passport to Airlie co-ordinator Nick Hanlon said this year’s acts had been outstanding.

‘There’s no amateur acts in it this year – they’re all professional, established musicians,’ she said.

‘And there’s quite a variety of genres – from Café Enema who are heavy metal to Laurie La who’s folk.

‘The opportunities that come out of the Passport to Airlie in terms of networking potential are fantastic.

‘For someone who’s a gigging muso around this area to go somewhere like the Airlie

Beach Festival of Music can really open doors.’

Saturday’s free final starts from 6pm and is between Mecha Mecha, Laurie La, Dave Barbara and Michael Skinner, Café Enema and Monkey and the Fish.


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.