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New Year Roundup

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The Beach Hotel’s Official New Year’s Eve Party!

As we farewell 2022, the only way to welcome 2023 is a party at the Beach Hotel in Byron Bay, celebrating with our friends from Balter Brewing. 

The Beachy – recently recognised as ‘Best Entertainment Venue’ in Australia* – is proud to host an outstanding local lineup this New Year’s Eve, bringing you the best party vibes Byron has to offer.



Jerome Williams and His Much Bigger Band

DJ My Happy Place 

Pre-sale tickets available online now $65+BF via Beach Hotel website or Oztix.

Northern Rivers locals tickets available to purchase now at the Beach Bottleshop for $50+BF. Open till 1.30am

*Beach Hotel awarded ‘Best Entertainment Venue’ at the 2022 AHA National Awards of Excellence.  

1 Bay Street, Byron Bay 


Loose Content, one of the bands playing at Soul Street

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay at Soul Street

Everyone’s invited to Soul Street – the family-friendly, community New Year’s Eve event being held in central Byron Bay.

Soul Street caters for all ages with two main areas of free entertainment:

Jonson Street – live music on the sound stage, roving performers and children’s activities from 4pm till 8pm.

Dening Park – lighting installations and entertainment on the main stage 6pm to 12.30am.

Soul Street is a zero-waste event.
BYO cups, plates and cutlery.

A section of Jonson Street will be closed to traffic, along with the Lawson Street south car park and the Main Beach car park. All roads will reopen early on New Year’s Day. There will be no parking on Bay Street.

See Council’s website for more information.



Classic Rock with Reloader

The Park Hotel

See in the New Year with legendary local band Reloader on the deck at The Park Hotel. The dance floor will be pumping and cocktails will be flowing with their Casamigos Bar so make sure you book a table, come down early and enjoy some great food. Tell your friends where you’ll be and enjoy a great start to 2023!223 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park

6685 3222



NYE at Wandana Brewery

NYE at Wandana Brewing Co.

If you haven’t made your mind up yet for NYE, how about this: Wandana is throwing a magical dance party that is shaping up to be an absolute cracker. 

Wandana is a small micro-brewery nestled in Mullumbimby. They produce fantastic beers and have a unique beer garden that features a roster of DJs and live music on a weekly basis.

They have cherry-picked some of the best local DJs this area has to offer; these guys have a reputation of getting the dance floors moving. Supported by live performances, not to mention lasers, projections, and a great sound system. 

Wandana offers a huge selection of beers, wines, cocktails and more.

Join them to say good riddance to 2022!

Scan the QR code for tickets or visit Humanitix.

20 Manns Rd, Mullumbimby


ShyBaby; One of the bands on at the Mullum Ex Services Club on NYE

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club wishes wish all of their members, guests and suppliers a Happy New Year. 

Celebrate the New Year at the best location in Mullum. They have two great free bands on the one night, kicking off with Them Culprits at 7.30pm, a new band born out of Mullumbimby that will ensure an exciting and memorable rock’n’roll experience for all. Shybaby will hit the stage from 9pm to see in the new year. With decades of experience they provide a hard-rocking, authentic experience for young and old alike with a fabulous selection of classic hits from the ’60’s through to now.

Yokos Bistro will be fired up and ready to provide anything from a small snack right through to a casual evening feast.

58 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby 

02 6684 2533


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