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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

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native...

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

On Wallum

We seem to rely way too much on Byron Council and councillors to have the knowledge or expertise in...

Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

Rifle Range Road upgrade about to start

It’s a project that has endured many delays, but Byron Shire Council says the upgrade of Rifle Range Road at Bangalow is finally due to start in early April.

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.

Stories about "road closures":

Tugun Bypass Tunnel to close overnight for five nights

The Tugun Bypass Tunnel will be closed to all traffic from 8pm to 5am from Sunday 19 November to Thursday 23 November 2023 for essential maintenance work. 

Roads affected by flooding

There are many roads affected by the flooding and landslides across the Northern Rivers with reminders to everyone that you should not drive through floodwater as conditions can change quickly. 

Road closures Northern NSW

Due to the continuing flood conditions there have been significant road closures throughout Northern NSW.  Key transport routes closed Grafton and Casino - Summerland Way is...

Temporary detour for Byron Bay Road this Sunday

Work to extend Hutley Drive and upgrade Byron Bay Road near Lennox Head will lead to the temporary closure of Byron Bay Road this Sunday, 29 March.

Urliup Road closed for repairs

Two sections of Urliup Road, Urliup, are being closed from today to allow Tweed Shire Council contractors to repair two landslips from the March 2017 floods.

Kohinur causeways reopen as bushfire burns in Upper Main Arm

BREAKING NEWS: Two causeways either side of Kohinur Hall in Main Arm, closed without notice by Byron Shire Council yesterday, have reopened with a five-ton limit allowing passenger vehicles to access them.

Major road closures remain around northern rivers

Updated Monday, 9am: Parts of the Bruxner Highways, Tweed Valley Way and Bangalow road remained closed on Sunday night, as the effects of flood waters start to move south. The Pacific Highway is closed to light vehicles only at New Italy.

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...