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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

December 23, 2014

Issue 29.28

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In this Issue: NYE Liftout

In this Issue:

Falls for you

http://youtu.be/scnWbnr7ypo Well it’s official, although it’s just in it’s second year Byron Falls Festival has sold out. For those lucky enough to have the hottest tickets in town then it’s time to start planning your festival….and hey, if you are...


Gotta love a woman with Soul

NYE – Mouche Phillips is the creative director for Soul Street, Byron’s free New Year’s Eve party running in the parks and beachfront of Byron this year. Mouche talks with The Echo about what’s in store.


Welcome to the Hotel Caravãna

NYE – Riding the highs and lows of touring, Caravãna Sun, you could say, had a big 2014. They were just back from gruelling European tours, had a band member retire and replaced by the almighty Ken Allars, and the band are taking it all in their stride, finishing the year with a gig at the Hotel Brunswick.


A Very Funny New Years Eve

NYE – Finding out about Joel Ozborn!


The Hunt for New Year

NYE – Dubbed as ‘The Party’, the New Years Eve event at The Byron at Byron Resort features Lisa Hunt and her Forever Soul show performing under the stars.


Cashing in

NYE – Club Byron present a nostalgic way to reflect on the year that was with Cashville, a tribute to the late Johnny Cash.


Goons of Great Northern

NYE – A gig for people who like their music with a little edge. Here are some things you may not know about the GOD: The Goons of Doom are four childhood buddies from Sydney’s northern beaches who met on the very first day of schoo


John Campbell’s top 10 flicks for 2014

JC looks back over cinema releases for the past year


Brand blue day

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk 
and gospel.


St Vincent

Coming from left field though it may be, and with everybody’s favourite type-cast anti-hero, Bill Murray, as its protagonist, Theodore Melfi’s churchy morality tale is as cheesy and every bit as predictable as Annie.



After her spellbinding performance in the uniquely beautiful Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012), it was hard for many of us to imagine where Quvenzhané Wallis might turn up next.


I’m dreaming of some white Christmas

RECIPE: I’m dreaming of some White Christmas


Catering to 2015

Have you ever tried to cook more than two courses for more than four people? In this day and age it seems that everybody has an interest in food and cooking.


Fluoride dosing plant protests

The first in a series of major campaigns to halt the construction of four proposed dosing facilities in the northern rivers kicked off Monday morning in Clunes.


Byron loses youth training service

As a result of federal funding cuts, the Byron Youth Service is about to lose its valuable ‘Links to Learning’ program, which helps youth in the area re-engage in education or training.


Puppets to make a splash at Falls

Over the last five days, a group of local artists have been working with a team of volunteers to create murals, parade floats and large-scale puppets for the New Years festival to be held at Falls Festival.


Farewell to Wendy Lovejoy

Wendy Lovejoy, who was a member of the founding generation of Echo people, died peacefully at her home in Ocean Shores on Saturday.


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.