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Mullum Music Festival 2012

Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 November

4 Days, 8 Venues, Over 100 Performances.

WIN! the ultimate music festival experience. Accommodation, food, festival tickets & more! Entries close 5pm, 14 November.

For further info, visit; www.mullummusicfestival.com

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2013 Byron Arts Classic

11 - 16 January 2013 at the Byron Community Centre.

For further information visit the website byroncentre.com.au/whats-on/arts-classic

Byron Bay Surf Festival 2012

Three day fusion of surf culture now, Surfing, Art, Music, Film & Lifestyle.

Byron Bay will host a Surf Festival with a focus on the creative culture within surfing. We believe Byron Bay is the perfect venue to showcase all that is unique and attractive about surfing, drawing from the rich local and national surfing heritage, the creative energy and natural surfing location that is Byron Bay.

For further information, visit www.byronbaysurffestival.com plus the Festival Program is available.

Sample Food Festival 2012

6 Oct 2012, Bangalow Show Ground

Get ready for another Northern Rivers smorgasbord at the Sample Food Festival.

This one-day event will again be a unique opportunity for local growers, producers and chefs to showcase their best and make it available to the public.

For more information, visit; www.samplensw.com

And... be sure to watch our Sample Food Festival TV ad

If you're looking for somewhere to stay over the Sample Food Festival weekend, checkout our Accommodation Available for Sample Food Festival guide.

Mullum Music Festival 2012 Artist Announcement

Mullum Music Festival 2012 Artist Announcement

We are excited to announce our Artist Lineup for the Mullumbimby Music Festival 2012!

This year's international guests include the legendary Jamaican vocal trio The Abyssinians with their 9 piece band, masterful blues and African roots musician Boubacar Traoré from Mali, Chicago’s gritty singer songwriter Joe Pug, the exclusive appearance of the passionate Chilean world music star Nano Stern and the fun and energy of Londoners Will and The People with their mix of reggae, pop and rock.

Returning to the festival are Husky with their classic pop and rich harmonies, Darren Percival with his band fresh from those amazing performances on The Voice, the gloriously infectious sensuality of Tinpan Orange and Mama Kin, roots, pop, reggae from Sydney live music stalwarts King Tide, as well as returning jazz legend Vince Jones with his band of grandmaster jazz musicians.

Festival newcomers hold lots of surprises including the swinging speakeasy charm of Melbourne outfit Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes, the soulful cool of Melbourne’s Electric Empire, the indie sounds of Gossling and Winter People, the roots music of Mia Dyson, Joe Robinson, Liz Stringer and Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson and much more...

Visit us at www.mullummusicfestival.com as we continue to unveil MMF 2012.

Splendour in the Grass 2012 Pics

I must confess, I missed the Friday (namely the hail & Jack White) - but had a blast all Saturday & Sunday.

These images were taken with a 40mm prime lens & no cropping - so it's pretty much what I saw. They are popular on Byron Bay's facebook page.

My favorite act was Father John Misty, my favorite food was Beatbox Burgers ... and I'm already looking forward to next year!

We trust you all had fun, got home safely and are looking forward to Splendour in the Grass 2013!

2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival

October 26-28 2012

"It’s about time that there is a Surf Festival in Byron Bay." - Bob McTavish. What more is there to say, Byron has had a profound impact on generations of travelling, crafting and searching surf & ocean enthusiasts from all around the globe.

This is how the local and international acclaimed surf legend Bob McTavish opened the inaugural 2011 Byron Bay Surf Festival and was honoured to be part of this 3 day fusion of community focused events pertaining the creative culture within surfing including surf – art, music, film, photography, surf markets, workshops, surf history display, kids stART me up events, surf swap meet, freestyle & stoke expression session, surf demo's, mermaids, charities and more... 'SURF CULTURE NOW'

After a huge success last year with surfing legends like Dick Hoole, George Greenough, Alby Falzon, Taylor Steele, Tom Wegener, Andrew Kidman, Neal Purchase Jnr, Rusty Miller, Danny Wills, Mick Waters and the like contributing to a very special festival and raving about the great vibe it created amongst likeminded people around town it is fantastic to see that this year's festival October 26-28th is determined to put another icing on the cake.

Come along and get stoked to experience 'Surf Culture Now' events being hosted all around beautiful Byron town and it’s beaches The Opening Ceremony Friday 26th Oct will be presented by international surfing and ASP legend Wayne 'Rabbit' Bartholomew, held at the Byron Bay Brewery & Buddha Bar, which is shaping up to be a night not to be missed - with presentations, the 'Surf Culture Now – Art & Photography Show', renowned surf bands and more.

So, what's new, well besides other additions like beach debris art creations, more surf legends and environmental kids projects this year there will be a 'Surf Shorts' short film competition where budding surf film makers get a chance to present their 7min short films to a esteemed panel of judges. The final 5 entrants will be shown on the Saturday night 27th Oct at the Byron Community Centre before the surf film premier. For the winner and runner-ups there are some amazing prizes up for grabs, including a film mentorships from a renown surf film maker Taylor Steel, a McTavish surfboard and a screening at the 2013 Byron Bay International Film Festival. Contact the Byron Surf Festival crew - www.byronbaysurffestival.com for details.

This year the workshops will feature a special surf literature surf workshop by Tim Baker, a Tom Wegner demonstration on how to make an alaia and belly board, Shaun Levings from World Surfaris will take us to the top 5 surf destinations plus much more.

Make sure to bring your boards down to the surf swap meet on Sunday Oct 28 th. The Surf Swap Meet will be open to all keen collectors and swappers with some hand selected shapers from AU, Japan and California exhibiting their unique craft.

Stay tuned for additions to the program on www.byronbaysurffestival.com . See you at the 2nd Byron Bay Surf Festival 26-28th October 2012 ...where most events are FREE, just like surfing is ...yew!

Brunswick Heads Photo Competition

the old, the new, the green, the blue

Entries are now open : Eighth Brunswick Heads Simple Pleasures Photography Competition and Exhibition

New moon, new friends, new whale season, new day, new music, new life, new ideas, new...?

Entery forms available online; www.brunswickheads.org.au or at the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre.

This years sponsors include;

Long Weekend in Byron

Queens birthday weekend gives you 3 days to enjoy the region - if you're still looking for something to do... Here's a range of what's on offer 9, 10, & 11 June 2012.

The Old & Gold Festival

The Old & Gold Festival is back in Brunswick Heads and celebrating its 11th year. If you’re into collectables, antiques or anything secondhand or just on the lookout for a great bargain, the Old and Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads on Saturday the 9th June is for you!

For further information, visit; www.oldngold.com.au

Trip Kicks ‘School Party’

An indoor festival with DJ's. Sat 9 June in The Backroom at the Great Northern Hotel. $20. For more information, visit Trip Kicks on facebook; www.facebook.com/tripkicks.

BANDALUZIA FLAMENCO

Mullum Drill Hall, Saturday 9th June.
Bandaluzia is a Sydney based Flamenco ensemble led by Damian Wright, consisting of a group of acclaimed musicians and dancers at the forefront of Flamenco in Australia. Combining contemporary and traditional Flamenco into a truly mesmerising display of explosive dance, virtuosic guitars, soulful singing, dynamic improvisation, masterful percussion, soaring violin and inspiring bass, embodying the passion, mystery and power of this remarkable art form.

For further information see the BANDALUZIA FLAMENCO event on facebook.

2012 All Girls Surf Showdown

June 9th, 10th & 11th.


The All Girls Surf Showdown is the longest running all female surfing competition in Australia. The event was established in 1993 and turns 20 years old in 2012. This event promotes girls and women’s participation in the exciting and healthy lifestyle of surfing.

For more info, visit; ww.allgirlssurfshowdown.com.

Sew & Tell Re-Cap

Saturday morning we headed off to beautiful Bangalow to check out the Sew and Tell Handmade and Hand-me-down Fair. It was a wonderful morning out, loads of people, great atmosphere and some gorgeous wares!

A great turn out!

Sweet little owls all in a row.

Beautifully made dresses, so pretty.

Talented artist! Adorable.

Hard working volunteer - Kelly.

The obligatory patient old dog at the door.

A well earned cuppa!

Can't wait till the next Sew and Tell.

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