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September 17, 2021

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Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

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Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh

I confess to having no clinical or medical training, but my reading of some of the literature increasingly tells me that laughter, and the hormones that trigger it, is a powerful healing and comforting tool that serves to help us cope with stress, anxiety, trauma and the challenges associated with living and navigating modern life. 

North Coast Gig Guide


Plan your night out with our comprehensive NSW North Coast Gig Guide.
Click on the days below to reveal the gig listings or jump to the following weeks.

Gig listings were accurate at the time of publishing but may have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions – please check with venues for more information.

Wednesday 15th Sep 2021


8:00pm Tom Gleeson presents Hard Quiz @ Brunswick Heads Picture House


6:30pm Musical Bingo @ Cabarita Beach Sports Club


7:30pm QuizzaMe Trivia @ Mary G’s


6:30pm Musical Bingo @ Middle Pub

Thursday 16th Sep 2021


6:00pm Cadence @ Hotel Brunswick


8:30pm Jam Night @ Lennox Hotel - Hotel Stage


6:00pm Trivia Night @ Wandana Brewing Co.


6:30pm Trivia Night @ Ocean Shores Country Club

Friday 17th Sep 2021


6:00pm Friendly Enemies @ Hotel Brunswick


7:00pm Jesse Witney @ Kingscliff Beach Hotel


4:30pm DJ Naked Ninja @ Wandana Brewing Co.


7:30pm The Gin Buggs @ Twin Towns - The Stage

Saturday 18th Sep 2021


4:00pm Kyle Lionhart @ Hotel Brunswick


7:00pm Jason Delphin @ Kingscliff Beach Hotel


7:30pm Who’s Charlie @ Worker’s Club


4:00pm DJ Jo McKain @ Wandana Brewing Co.


7:30pm Venus Envy @ Twin Towns - The Stage

Sunday 19th Sep 2021


3:00pm Ben Whiting @ Wandana Brewing Co.


Whatever music you’re in to, or entertainment you’re after, we have the most shows and gigs listed in one convenient place for the northern rivers. To see what’s on in Byron Bay to Murwillumbah, Nimbin to Lennox Head, Kingscliff to Mullumbimby, Tweed Heads to Bangalow, Ballina to Coolangatta, Lismore and beyond, the Echonetdaily Gig Guide has the local pubs, clubs, venues, DJs and bands covered!

Email gigs[at]echo.net.au to have your gig listed here free of charge!

The printed Byron Echo Gig Guide is distributed on Wednesdays and lists gigs from this guide Thursday to Wednesday. Please submit your gigs by Friday COB at least a whole week before your gig runs to make print deadline.

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.