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April 21, 2021

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Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Augmented Reality gives local art exhibition a high-tech twist

A Byron Bay art gallery is seeking to bring paintings to life in its new exhibition, by making Augmented Reality technology part of the experience.

MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

North Coast Gig Guide

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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.

Monday 19th Apr 2021

BYRON BAY

Leigh James @ Railway Hotel
5:00pm Luke Yeaman @ Beach Hotel
8:00pm Hayley Grace @ Beach Hotel
8:30pm Max Hoorn @ Saltwater Social Club

Tuesday 20th Apr 2021

BYRON BAY

3 Play @ Railway Hotel
5:00pm Alex Tilly @ Beach Hotel
8:00pm Haylee Coulter @ Beach Hotel
8:30pm Mark Chapman @ Saltwater Social Club

EWINGSDALE

8:00pm Ecstatic Dance – DJ Ishwara @ Ewingsdale Hall

TWEED HEADS

10:30pm Back To The Tivoli @ Twin Towns - The Showroom

Wednesday 21st Apr 2021

BALLINA

8:00pm The Comedy Commune featuring Steven J Whitely @ Two Hands Collective

BYRON BAY

Benny Whiskey @ Railway Hotel
8:00pm Jock Barnes @ Beach Hotel
8:30pm Isaac Frankham @ Saltwater Social Club

LISMORE

6:00pm n Conversation with :: Biennale of Sydney Director Jose Roca with Vanessa Ekins and Kylie Caldwell with Claudie Frock @ Lismore Regional Gallery

TWEED HEADS

10:30pm Back To The Tivoli @ Twin Towns - The Stage

Thursday 22nd Apr 2021

BYRON BAY

5:00pm Jasper O’Malley Duo @ Beach Hotel
8:00pm Tim Stokes Duo @ Beach Hotel
8:30pm Sarah Grant @ Saltwater Social Club

MULLUMBIMBY

5:30pm Open Mic @ Wandana Brewing Co.

TWEED HEADS

4:00pm String Time @ Twin Towns - The Stage

Friday 23rd Apr 2021

BALLINA

6:00pm Isaac Frankham @ Ballina RSL - Boardwalk

BRUNSWICK HEADS

6:00pm Brian Watt Duo @ Hotel Brunswick

BYRON BAY

Jesse Whitney @ Railway Hotel
3:00pm Ben Whiting @ Beach Hotel
7:00pm The Litttle Mermaid presented by Victorian State Ballet & Byron Theatre @ Byron Theatre
8:30pm Benny ODwyer @ Saltwater Social Club

COOLANGATTA

5:00pm Andrew Taylor @ Coolangatta Hotel
9:30pm Strictly Acoustic @ Coolangatta Hotel

KINGSCLIFF

7:00pm James Palmer Duo @ Kingscliff Beach Hotel

MULLUMBIMBY

4:30pm DJ Andre Meyer @ Wandana Brewing Co.
6:00pm Look At / Look Through @ Byron School of Art
7:30pm Ecstatic Dance – DJ loqi @ St John’s School Hall
8:00pm Lemon Chicken @ Courthouse Hotel

MURWILLUMBAH

7:30pm Brad Holmes @ Murwillumbah Services Club
8:00pm The Jacks @ Riverview Hotel

TWEED HEADS

3:30pm String Time @ Twin Towns - The Stage
8:00pm Elvis Through The Years @ Twin Towns - The Showroom
8:00pm DJ Trademark @ Twin Towns - The Stage

Saturday 24th Apr 2021

BALLINA

6:00pm Wendy Ford @ Ballina RSL - Boardwalk

BRUNSWICK HEADS

Southwall @ Hotel Brunswick
6:00pm Southwall @ Hotel Brunswick

BYRON BAY

Supercheeze @ Railway Hotel
1:00pm Bluebone @ Beach Hotel
2:00pm The Litttle Mermaid presented by Victorian State Ballet & Byron Theatre @ Byron Theatre
4:00pm Scott Day Vee @ Beach Hotel
4:30pm Groove & Bao – Tim Degen @ Foxy Luu’s
6:30pm Asher Beau @ Beach Hotel
6:30pm The Litttle Mermaid presented by Victorian State Ballet & Byron Theatre @ Byron Theatre
8:30pm Isaac Frankham @ Saltwater Social Club
9:00pm The 4’20 Sound @ Beach Hotel

COOLANGATTA

5:00pm Stephen Green @ Coolangatta Hotel
9:30pm Disco Disciples @ Coolangatta Hotel

FINGAL HEAD

7:00pm Mantlepeace @ Sheoak Shack

KINGSCLIFF

7:00pm Brad Jones @ Kingscliff Beach Hotel

LISMORE

8:00pm Harry Nichols @ Mary G’s

MULLUMBIMBY

3:00pm DJ Gez @ Wandana Brewing Co.
5:15pm DJ Si Clone @ Wandana Brewing Co.

MURWILLUMBAH

6:30pm Ollie Twohill @ Murwillumbah Services Club

TWEED HEADS

6:00pm String Time @ Twin Towns - The Stage
8:00pm Tapestry @ Twin Towns - The Showroom

Sunday 25th Apr 2021

BRUNSWICK HEADS

5:00pm Asher Beau @ Hotel Brunswick

BYRON BAY

Jock Barnes Duo @ Railway Hotel
5:00pm Sarah Grant @ Beach Hotel
7:30pm A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensation presented by Pace Live @ Byron Theatre
8:30pm Ooz @ Saltwater Social Club

COOLANGATTA

2:00pm Mike Edwards @ Coolangatta Hotel
6:30pm Fat Albert @ Coolangatta Hotel

MULLUMBIMBY

3:00pm Harry Nichols @ Wandana Brewing Co.

MURWILLUMBAH

2:30pm Mr Troy @ Riverview Hotel

TWEED HEADS

3:00pm String Time @ Twin Towns - The Stage

 

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.

You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’ on the Backlash page. I...

Augmented Reality gives local art exhibition a high-tech twist

A Byron Bay art gallery is seeking to bring paintings to life in its new exhibition, by making Augmented Reality technology part of the experience.

Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and pushing for Byron Shire to...

Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

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