Boasting a 100% Byron and North Coast line-up, the inaugural Byron Music Festival (BMF) artist announcement is here!
BYRON MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday 18 – Sunday 20 June 2021
Plus more to be announced
BMF Programming Manager Alain De Carne said “We're so proud to be showcasing local music at Byron Music Festival. We really wanted to celebrate the diversity of the Northern Rivers music scene by featuring renowned and emerging artists that cross all genres and styles - from rock, to hip hop and everything in between”.
The goal for organisers is to spark the resurgence in the local live entertainment scene, showcasing a line-up of local iconic and emerging artists, as well as hosting a robust music industry conference program that ignites a public conversation about the importance, power, and positivity of music for all.
Conceptualised and produced by Byron Music Proprietor and passionate local Nick Sergi, BMF has a prodigious ambition for these uncertain times but organisers have experienced enthusiastic support not just from artists and industry but a wide variety businesses and community members who see this is as a fabulous opportunity for the Northern Rivers.
Peter Wood, Executive Director of Arts Northern Rivers said “Arts Northern Rivers is more than thrilled to be supporting the Byron Music Festival. With the music sector particularly impacted by the COVID19 health crisis, projects like these are an essential part of the creative recovery process supporting our musicians and rebuilding audiences - make sure you get along to it to show your support”.
BMF artist Steve Banks from The Sidemen enthused “As a performer, the BMF is just about the perfect platform for what we do. Steve Banks and the Sidemen are dedicated to bringing quality live performance to this region particularly.
Nick and his team at BMF have a vision: in my opinion, it is about promoting local talent (of which there’s an abundance) and bringing in well-known and respected acts to a very music savvy and appreciative community. The cross-pollination in terms of talent and experience is invaluable.
It is an ambitious project in these troubled times but I feel there’s a tangible light at the end of the tunnel. I commend BMF’s courage and creativity and its commitment to keeping live music alive. I cannot countenance the alternative”.
From 18-20 June, the Byron Bay CBD will come alive with multiple live music performances, a youth music showcase, local business activations, markets, and a music industry conference and speaking program.
BMF is working with charities Support Act, Byron Youth Services and Be Happy Music Club.
Events will be held at Denning Park, Byron Youth Centre, The Beach Hotel, Byron Theatre, and The Great Northern Hotel.
Each event ranges from free entry to modest ticket prices.
Tickets are on sale now through the website www.byronmusicfestival.com.au.
BMF is presented by Byron Music Productions and proudly supported by Byron Music, Arts Northern Rivers, NSW Government, Create NSW, Byron Bay Brewery, The Beach Hotel, McGrath Real Estate, Lifecykel, Roland, Byron Bay Accom, SAE, Husk Distillers, Calibri Wines, Scenstr, Bay Fm, Byronbay.com, Destination Byron, Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce and more to be announced.