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Esteemed musician and founder of the Nimbin Roots Festival, Lou Bradley, is bringing a new musical venture to the heart of Mullumbimby. The inaugural Mullum Roots Festival is scheduled to take place in July 2025, promising a vibrant celebration of music, community, and sustainability.

Lou says that following the discontinuation of the beloved Mullumbimby Music Festival in 2020, she saw an opportunity to fill the void and revive the town’s rich musical tradition.

‘The absence of the Mullumbimby Music Festival has been deeply felt within our community,’ says Bradley. ‘We are aiming to create a sister festival to the Nimbin Roots Festival, injecting new life into Mullumbimby’s cultural landscape.’

Lou, and her husband Phil, both share deep roots in Mullumbimby, and she is determined to collaborate closely with the local community to ensure the festival’s success.

Joining Bradley is seasoned music industry veteran Jon O’Rourke, bringing over three decades of expertise as a record label owner, manager, and producer.

To unveil the Mullum Roots Festival concept, a special concert featuring Robert Forster (The Go Betweens) will be held on Sunday, August 4 at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club, starting at 7pm.

For info and tickets go to mullumrootsfest.com.

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