VIDEO, PHOTOS: The 2014 Uplift Festival at Byron Bay over the past four days was truly a melting pot of consciousness, with hundreds of people enjoying the hybrid music festival/conference which promotes peace, spirituality and ecological sustainability.
VIDEO: The biggest little town in Australia came alive with sound and colour at the weekend for the seventh annual Mullum Music Festival, when the town puts on the ritz in the only way it knows how.
The music-festival heart of Australia that is Byron shire is set to pump again with Bluesfest adding a star performer from the US to its first stage of its 2015 line-up at Tyagarah next Easter and the Falls Festival trumpeting more big-name acts for its New Year's event at Yelgun.
Classical music buffs from the northern rivers and much further afield enjoyed three days of concerts and chamber music by nationally and internationall acclaimed performers during the annual Bangalow Music Festival at the historic A and I Hall.
Marquees overflowed in yet again another feast for book lovers at the 2014 Byron Bay Writers Festival. Cultural urges were satisified as leading lights in fiction and non fiction, current affairs and the arts got up close and personal with their audience. Video Sharon Shostak
Having attended Melbourne’s Food and Wine Festival last weekend, I was reminded of a time long ago when Byron used to close off Lawson Street…
It’s not over yet but the young and the old at this year’s 24th Bluesfest raved about the events and the mix of established and new acts. Video documentary Sharon Shostak
Video documentary Sharon Shostak Some of the glitterati of previous years may have been missing owing to the weather at Sydney Airport but there were plenty of quality filmmakers, eager holidaymakers and film loving locals to launch this year’s Byron... Read More →
Saturday’s second annual Sample Food Festival in Bangalow was a mouthwatering showcase for local growers, producers and chefs, with a huge turnout of people eager to taste their wares. Video documentary Sharon Shostak
Boot scooting, busking, acrobatics and both kinds of music… it must be Ballina’s Coastal Country Music Festival, which returned for a second popular outing over the weekend. Video documentary Sharon Shostak
The sun shone daily over Bluesfest 2012 and there was nary a gumboot in sight. This year’s lineup of high-profile Woodstock veterans and Aussie stalwarts was ably supported by a new generation of breathtaking talent. Video Sharon Shostak