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Tue 9 Mar 2021

Bus to big stage: The Teskey Brothers’ journey to Bluesfest

Premium Content Bus to big stage: The Teskey Brothers’ journey to Bluesfest

The band tells how they took long bus trips from Melbourne as teenagers to see their idols in the Byron Bay festival.

Birth of single malt whisky documented on new film

Premium Content Birth of single malt whisky documented on new film

A Northern Rivers distillery will hold a tasting and screening of The Water of Life - A Whisky Film

Thu 4 Mar 2021

Stages and big tents: What Bluesfest 2021 will be like

Premium Content Stages and big tents: What Bluesfest 2021 will be like

After announcing new additions to the line up, organisers also revealed extra details on the five-day event.

Wed 3 Mar 2021

FOMO alert: Bluesfest 80% sold out and new artists confirmed

Premium Content FOMO alert: Bluesfest 80% sold out and new artists confirmed

Peter Noble: “Pinch me, my dream is coming true to see festivals occurring again in Australia.”

Tue 2 Mar 2021

Ticket info: Splendour in the Grass confirms new dates

Premium Content Ticket info: Splendour in the Grass confirms new dates

Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tyler The Creator are available for the new dates, and pre-loved tickets are available.

Fri 26 Feb 2021

‘Touching, irreverent’ show coming to a stage near you

Premium Content ‘Touching, irreverent’ show coming to a stage near you

The new cabaret performance is coming to three Northern Rivers locations in March and April.

Thu 25 Feb 2021

‘You may be able to dance’ at Bluesfest Byron Bay

Premium Content ‘You may be able to dance’ at Bluesfest Byron Bay

Organisers have offered some more details on what the festival will be like for punters.

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Our best shorts: Cinema festival awards best local flicks

Premium Content Our best shorts: Cinema festival awards best local flicks

Winners of Flickerest Byron All Shorts named in Mullumbimby

Tue 23 Feb 2021

Five local bands get the chance to play live for you

Premium Content Five local bands get the chance to play live for you

Arts Northern Rivers have announced the bands going into Up Next, a live music showcase of local acts.

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Bluesfest set to be biggest Australian music event this year

Premium Content Bluesfest set to be biggest Australian music event this year

Even with half its normal audience, and as a seating-only, outdoors event, it would still be the biggest in the country.

Sat 20 Feb 2021

Sorry Bluesfest and Splendour, Byron’s got a new festival

Premium Content Sorry Bluesfest and Splendour, Byron’s got a new festival

Described as the “love child of a street festival and music industry conference”, this event will be a little different.

Online DJing course by women and for women

Premium Content Online DJing course by women and for women

Byron’s the Spin Sistas are looking to redress the deep gender disparity in the music industry.

Thu 18 Feb 2021

‘Sh*t’ play needs residents help after complaints over signs

Premium Content ‘Sh*t’ play needs residents help after complaints over signs

Byron Shire Council returned the signs, but now production needs residents put signs in their frontyards.

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Boutique, mask-free Bluesfest given important green light

Premium Content Boutique, mask-free Bluesfest given important green light

The NSW Government has approved the festival’s 150-page COVID-Safety plan.

Tue 16 Feb 2021

‘Sh*t’ storm: Council impounds theatre play signs

Premium Content ‘Sh*t’ storm: Council impounds theatre play signs

Publicity materials for an award-winning play have been impounded by council.

Sun 14 Feb 2021

Flickerfest celebrates 30 years with 40 short films

Premium Content Flickerfest celebrates 30 years with 40 short films

The event will screen more than 40 short films this month.

Famous ducks: Culinary delights featured in new TV series

Premium Content Famous ducks: Culinary delights featured in new TV series

Restaurant owners will be showcasing what is on offer here in our own backyard on the small screen.

Sat 13 Feb 2021

Rock god Sarah McLeod changes things up for Ballina gig

Premium Content Rock god Sarah McLeod changes things up for Ballina gig

The musician will be performing in the Northern Rivers next month.

Wed 3 Feb 2021

The brains behind hit TV, films will meet in Lennox Head

Premium Content The brains behind hit TV, films will meet in Lennox Head

Screenworks’ Regional to Global Screen Forum will have guest speakers offering a peek into the industry.

Sat 30 Jan 2021

Aussie rock icon to serenade fans

Premium Content Aussie rock icon to serenade fans

Byron Bay resident Bernard Fanning will be supported by Emily Wurramara, Ben Salter and Hope D.

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