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Dave Rastovich, Broken Head As someone who happily does not participate in the woeful communicative medium of social media and...

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Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

Science of potholes

Stephen Bellerby, Mullumbimby I would like to congratulate Richard Hil for his letter (January 6, 2021) bringing to our attention...

Schoolboys trek 130km for brain cancer research

Three Byron Bay teens have hiked from Cape Byron to Brooms Head, raising over $3,300 for brain cancer research and awareness.

Conspiracy in the pub becomes talking point

‘Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities’ wrote Voltaire.

Interview with Barry Ferrier

Forty years ago, musician Barry Ferrier rolled into Byron Bay. It was an idyllic place – with surfie bohemian types rubbing shoulders with the old school locals. Barry has been an integral part of a growing, thriving, and always-changing music and arts scene here. It all started when he teamed up with blues harp blower, and surfing legend, Rusty Miller. Barry spoke with The Echo about the early days, ahead of his nostalgic reappearance with Rusty, at the Rails, on Sunday.

Three young blokes having a crack at a dream

Story & photos Eve Jeffery Going into business can sometimes be hard work on top of more hard work, but Tommy...

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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.

Two charged with assault in seperate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after seperate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...