Mullumbimby Ex-Services | Friday 20 December | $30
Following on from a mammoth 2019 with three months of sold-out Australian winter touring, and a successive European tour, Electro-Roots legends, Tijuana Cartel return to Australia for a few very special headline shows.
Put simply, there isn’t another band doing what they do. Having spent the last decade mixing influences that haven’t been fused in the past, their penchant is for Middle Eastern scales, beats that get a floor moving and a general psychedelic approach in song structure and ethos. Not married to one genre or another, they happily change direction in search of new flavours and inspiration whenever the moment takes them there.
The Dorian Mode Trio present Unforgettable a tribute to Nat King Cole.
Mullumbimby Ex-Services | Saturday, 14 Dec | 7.30pm | $20
To celebrate Nat King Cole’s 100th Birthday, Paris Cat presents The Dorian Mode Trio. Since his early teens, Dorian Mode spent his pocket money on Nat King Cole records, imitating Nat’s dazzling piano and vocal stylings. A lifelong fan, Dorian has meticulously researched Nat’s catalogue to choose iconic original trio arrangements to transcribe and weave into his show about Nat Cole’s fascinating life.
Byron Bay | 31 Dec–2 Jan
You can start planning your Falls Fest strategy – the set times are up.
You can now view who, when and where each artist will be playing across the national fun-run of Falls shows this summer. Start setting your planners on the official Falls app for your days and nights on the tranquil banks of Lorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay or Fremantle. Not long now – Falls kicks off in just under three weeks!
Some extra good news for Byron Falls Fest attendees… Peking Duk will bring in the New Year on the Valley Stage (main amphitheatre). Other big names playing on NYE include John Farnham, Tash Sultana, Pnau and Parcels.
Uncle Magpie Yerrubilgin will open the festival with a Welcome to Country at 1:10pm on the Forest Stage on 31 December. fallsfestival.com.au