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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Crossing Over

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Bluesfest director names his best of the fest

It’s not every day you get to sing a duet with Lionel Ritchie. But Monday night, that’s what about over 7,000 women in a crowd that numbered close to 15 000 got to do when Diana Ross failed to show.  

Boomerang returns to Blues

Hosted by the oldest living culture, Boomerang Festival was a highlight of this year's Bluesfest.

Can’t get a better Sunday than Blues

I could actually sum up yesterday at Bluesfest in two words: Hussy Hicks!

Hump day goes BOOM at Blues

Yesterday Tyagarah relaxed into hump day and punters bumped along in the Bluesfest groove.

Blues warming up as stages sizzle

Day two at Bluesfest upped-the-anti as the best gigs in the country all played simultaneously at Tyagarah and punters came away very happy

Rain? It must be Bluesfest!

You could tell the first timers as they picked their way through puddles in designer sandals and converse as festival veterans splashed past them in gumboots…

Best way to beat the Easter traffic blues

Festivalgoers are advised to factor in extra time to travel to and from this weekend’s Byron Bay Bluesfest. Here are a few easy ways to maximise your enjoyment and minimise your time spent int traffic.

First ever Blues festival for raffle winner

Cindy Alice was thrilled to win two five day passes to the Blues Festival in the Pets For Life raffle at Hotel Brunswick.

Lionel Ritchie, Robert Plant for Bluesfest

Robert Plant, the legendary frontman of 70s rock band Led Zeppelin, will be joining Lionel Richie on the line-up for next year's Bluesfest.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...