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Live Music in and around Byron Shire from week starting February 20, 2019

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Search and rescue exercises in Ballina this weekend

Marine Rescue NSW will take part in the first of three regional Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX) on the NSW North Coast at Ballina this weekend.

What about the young peeps?

The Byron Shire is a popular place to live, and a sought after tourist destination, however it lacks infrastructure to accommodate young people. 

New initiative to enliven Lismore’s CBD

Lismore City Council, the Lismore Regional Gallery and vacant shop owners, have announced the launch of the Lismore City ArtVenture.

Ballina council votes against investment handicap for fossil fuel-free ventures

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has lost a last-ditch effort to reinstate a council investment policy clause in favour of diverting from fossil fuels.

When western medicine doesn’t work 

Once I finally admitted I needed help with vicarious trauma, I tried a few techniques to ease my troubled mind. 

Private partnership sought for bioenergy facility proposal

Byron Council have been forced to explore the possibility of a public private partnership to fund its planned  bioenergy facility in Byron Bay.

Confidence Man. Kingscliff Beach Hotel. Thursday 18 April. 7pm

Confidence at Kingscliff

Kingscliff Beach Hotel | Thursday April 18 | 7pm | $38.20

Confidence Man are unarguably one of the hottest acts on the planet right now. A portable party that’s levelled dance floors and flattened festival crowds as it’s rolled out across the world, they are a machine custom designed to make you dance and lose your cool. They unleash a barrage of heat-seeking hi-NRG disco missiles – Boyfriend, Bubblegum, Better Sit Down Boy, Out The Window and Try Your Luck.

Kingscliff Beach Hotel on Thursday 18 April at 7pm. Tix are $38.20 on kingscliffbeachhotel.oztix.com.au.

Byron Surf Festival Wednesday–Sunday


Byron Bay Surf Festival’s music 

Byron Surf Festival | Wednesday – Sunday

This week sees the Byron Bay Surf Festival bring music into venues and outdoor locations. Playing the Beach Hotel on Friday are local legends Drop Legs with sick rhythms, solid sounds, and those deep dubby basslines. Saturday at the Surf Markets is Queensland’s Tay Oskee performs a stunning acoustic set, complemented by performances from Byron’s own Nick Cunningham and Sophie Ozard. Later that night back at the Beachy local rock legends PLTS and Sunrose are gearing up to serve the crowd some fast, fun, and timeless tunes! Then on Sunday back at the Beach Hotel the last of the celebrations sees a rad lineup of live music. Splendour comp winners Seaside kick start the evening, followed by Wollongong’s The Vanns who return for their second Byron Bay Surf Festival. Headlining the Wrap Up Party is Brisbane band Waax, who are set to raise the roof!

Byron Surf Festival |Wednesday–
Sunday  byronbaysurffestival.com.au

Uke Night: Songs of Love & Heartbreak. Club Mullum: Mullum Ex-Services. Thursday 28 Feb. 6.30pm

Love & Heartbreak

Club Mullum: Mullum Ex-Services | Thursday 28 Feb |  6.30pm | $15

This month’s theme for Uke Night at Club Mullum is Love & Heartbreak. Join Stukulele and Miss Amber when they use everyone’s littlest instrument to navigate humanity’s biggest emotion – Love – and of course loss of love! Thursday 28 Feb at Club Mullum at 6.30pm. $15.


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