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They’re wild and they’re back!

Wild Marmalade return to the Beach Hotel this week for a free Sunday session – if you don’t know Wild Marmalade then you are in for a treat. The world’s original didgeridoo and drum band certainly know how to spin the dial to 11 and get the high vibes rolling. They will be joined by Tijuana Cartel front man and guitar virtuoso, Paul A George; this is sure to be an epic afternoon of groove.

Other News

The changing of the possums at Wallum

Yesterday a large group of Wallum development protesters walked onto the site at the end of Omega Circuit, to surround two trees – one known as ‘The Mother Tree’ and one known as ‘The Grandmother Tree’,

Incoming holiday letting rules discriminatory, say residents 

Byron Bay resident, Catherine Henniker, told The Echo she lives in one of the parts of the town that has been deemed ‘365 nights for short-term holiday lets’, under new state government rules to be introduced in September.

Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

Cycling Without Age joins Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Tweed Shire Council has announced a collaboration with volunteer organisation Cycling Without Age as part of celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the opening of the popular Northern Rivers Rail Trail.

Everyone reads The Echo!

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Release of first koala to take part in vaccine trial

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has officially released ‘Anne Chovee’, the first wild Gold Coast koala to take part in its chlamydia vaccine program.

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Tourism pressures take to the stage

Byron Youth Theatre plans to bring another thought-provoking, poignant social action theatrical production in December, called Our Home Holiday Town.

Getting the creative and biz balance right

Local creatives have successfully achieved a number of places in the Graduate Certificate in Creative Business as they look at how they can scale their businesses.

Young people rewiring the world

It is all about perspective, and Rewire Youth Mag that features opinions, art, and ideas of the youth of the Northern Rivers is being launched next week.

Youth theatre recognised for mental health productions

Byron Youth Theatre were thrilled to be up in lights for their contribution to youth mental health when they won the WayAhead, Mental Health Association of NSW, Media and The Arts award for several of their productions including Mind Made Me.

Youth tackle eco-anxiety in new production

The conversation for young people has moved on from ‘Is climate change real?’ or ‘How do we slow or stop the impacts of climate change?’, to ‘How do we adapt?’.

Do you have something to say, art to show or questions to ask?

Young people on the Northern Rivers who have a point to make, have taken a photo or created artwork, or have a question to ask are being sought...

Byron youth challenge racism in latest production

Byron Youth Theatres latest production In My Skin is raising issues of of racism and prejudice that continue to negatively impact on the lives of all Australians.

Byron Youth Theatre ‘treating themselves’

The cast of BYT’s latest fun, action-packed production Treat Yourself will be seen by Year 8 students at Shearwater Steiner school and Year 7 students at Mullumbimby High this week.

Planting ideas or planting trees – the Byron Youth Theatre does both

The Byron Youth Theatre will be planting ideas and trees at this years The Planting at Woodfordia. They have been invited to the annual planting festival that aims to regenerate the site for future generations.

Youth theatre give treats the treatment

When did you last stop to take stock of how you treat yourself? How do we teach our children to care for themselves? Byron Youth Theatre is tackling these ideas through their 'Treat yourself' project that starts with the showing of That Sugar Film on April 27.

They’re just a Teenage Fanclub, baby

Teenage Fanclub will return to Australia in March performing their first live shows down under since 2019. The renowned Glasgow five-piece – led by founding members Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley, with drummer Francis Macdonald, bassist Dave McGowan and keyboardist Euros Childs – will perform in Byron Bay on Tuesday, 12 March. The tour celebrates the band’s upcoming 12th studio album, Nothing Lasts Forever – set for release in September.

Interview with L.A.B ahead of Bluesfest

Following on from a year that has seen them sell-out tours in the States and Europe, L.A.B will soon return to Byron Bay Bluesfest with a new album ready to go. After winning Best Group, Best Song and Best Album two years in a row at the New Zealand Music Awards, taking out Best Record at the 2022 Rolling Stone Awards and being voted New Zealand’s Best Live Act by Radio New Zealand, L.A.B are on fire. L.A.B’s eclectic mix of reggae, blues, funk, rock and electronica creates a sound entirely their own, and one that we love. On vocals and guitar, Joel Shadbolt chatted with Seven about crossing the Tasman to play in Byron at Easter.

Byron Bay cyclists take on Yamba road race

Two Byron Bay Cycle Club (BBCC) members joined riders from the Clarence Valley for Yamba Cycling Club’s first road race of the season, the...

Byron Bay set to play Lennox Head to decide second-grade premiership

Byron Bay and Lennox Head will face each other in this year’s grand final of the Far North Coast Cricket Council’s Coastal League after...