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Byron Music Society’s Big Sing

Byron Music Society presents ‘A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms’ (Ein Deutsches Requiem), recognised as one of the greatest...

National Circus Festival: 30 September–2 October

It’s finally here and everyone is beyond excited. This weekend the National Circus Festival makes its way to the...

Wahlburgers in Byron

Walking into Wahlburgers on Sunday arvo, the sun was shining, the staff were smiling, there was a nice vibe...

Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

Third time the charm for Alstonville FC’s senior women as they win 2022 grand final

The Alstonville Football Club’s women’s premier league footballers have won this year’s grand final 1-0 against a very competitive...

Monty’s: strawberries and insanity

‘Strawberries are insanely amazing,’ I hear Dave (‘Monty’) tell one customer. Regarding his punnets – three sizes, family, medium,...

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Bluesfest ‘second best’ festival in NSW

This year’s 25th anniversary Bluesfest claimed silver in hot competition for NSW’s Major Festival & Event at the NSW Tourism Awards in Sydney last night, with Tamworth Country Music Festival beating it to the gold.

Blues was a blast

Not an event that will be known for its Dylan or Plant, this year's festival didn't boast an achingly awesome name, but what it did have was stages full of world class talent all weekend, says Echonetdaily photographer and entertainment guru Eve Jeffery.

Blues on the road as festival winds up

Festival-goers again faced significant queues getting off the Pacific Highway and into the Bluesfest site this year. But the worst of the traffic trouble was, and continues to be, on the Pacific Highway, where two lanes have been reduced to one coming down St Helena and at the Ewingsdale on-ramp.

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014: the video

In something of a break with tradition, this year's 25th annual Bluesfest focussed more on artists appealing to a younger crowd, including John Mayer, Devendra Banhart and perennial busker Passenger. But festival regulars were not overlooked.

Bluesfest on a sunny bunny Sunday

Another great day out at Tyagarah on Sunday for the 2014 Bluesfest with punters putting on their glad rags for Blues bunny day.

John Butler boosts Bentley blockade

Anti-gas mining campaigners at the Bentley blockade near Lismore have been buoyed by a surprise visit to the camp by several headlining Bluesfest artists.

Hump Day at Bluesfest and the winner is…

By Eve Jeffery Hump Day is the middle of the working week and the middle of the 25th edition of Bluesfest's week was a Saturday full of...

Jeff Dawson’s Bluesfest

The Byron Shire Echo's resident photographer gets up-close & personal with some of the stars, filing from his camper-trailer at the festival.

A very Good Friday at Bluesfest

Crowds swelled and music pumped as the second day of the 25th annual Byron Bay Bluesfest got underway at Tyagarah. The weather again defied the...

Bluesfest 2014 opening night

The 25th anniversary Byron Bay Bluesfest launched yesterday to clear skies and a wild, enthusiastic crowd. Festival director Peter Noble has cast a wide net once again and snared a broad audience.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.