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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

Bluesfest puts the Brotherhood back together 

To say that a lot has happened since Brotherhood of the Blues last took the stage at Bluesfest in 2019 would be a pretty massive understatement.

Bill Stewart – a man who loved his frangipanis

Bill was born and raised in Mullumbimby, he attended both primary and high school here. He wasn't an academic but loved sports.

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.

Simon Kennedy preselected for ScoMo’s old seat

Having failed to win John Howard's old seat of Bennelong in 2022, management consultant Simon Kennedy has been selected to contest Scott Morrison's seat of Cook for the Liberals, which has been vacated now that the former prime minister has left parliament.

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.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state,...

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Surfers standing up for koalas

It's always great when earthlings can find a way to help out other earthlings – we're all in this together after all!

Surfers keeping rescue chopper busy

Rough sees have meant that the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has had a busy few days in search and rescue operations along the coast.

Everybody’s gone surfin’, surfin’ Byron Bay.

Story Mandy Nolan, photos Jeff Dawson Wategos turned it on on Sunday: a little swell with perfect off shore conditions.  Longboards ruled. Byron Bay's three-day, Surf...

Calling all surfers

Lindy O’Brien, president Kawaihae Outrigger Canoe Club, Ballina. If recent events and beach closures have been keeping you out of the water perhaps you’d like to try getting on it?

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...