Last weekends Byron Music Festival was a sold out success say organisers.
‘We’re so glad our vision for the local community came to fruition,’ said Festival Director Nick Sergi.
‘The whole town really helped us make this happen, and as we always wanted this was a festival for the Byron Bay community, businesses and artists.’
With twelve separate events held over three days across eleven venues, the grass-roots event presented by the beloved local music shop Byron Music aimed to create a family friendly music festival that the local community could enjoy.
Locals were the main beneficiaries of a local music festival that kept it’s admission prices as accessible as possible, whilst businesses concurrently benefited from an increase in winter trade and overnight visitors in one of the predominantly quietest weeks of the year for the town said organisers.
‘Participants in Byron’s first music industry conference open to the public were thrilled with the calibre of speakers and content – all amazing each other with intelligent and inspiring knowledge sharing across a diverse range of topics that affect the industry and it’s audiences.
‘Local multi-talent Nathan Kaye said “It was an honour to be a part of the Byron Music Festival Industry Conference. Each panel discussed vital issues that our local music industry and community face including the importance of arts in the community. And it’s the small to mid-level artists that struggle the most, get the least credit, but upon whose shoulders the whole music industry stands”.’
BMF2021 Operations Manager Monique Hartman said ‘Commercial investment is vital to the arts industry. The government funding available is not enough to go around so we really do need commercial partnerships to bring these events to our community to benefit our regions culturally and economically. It is a group effort.
‘We’re immensely grateful to the brave and generous business who took a leap of faith on an inaugural event and encourage more businesses to invest in their local arts community.’
You can get in early on next years event with the super early bird tickets are on sale now for an extra low price of $30 (+BF) via www.byronmusicfestival.com.au.