BYRON BEATS: Were you there when INXS rocked the Bangalow Bowling Club.
BYRON BEATS: Were you there when INXS rocked the Bangalow Bowling Club. KEVORK DJANSEZIAN

Feeling the Byron Beat

WERE you in the audience when the Divinyls played at the Byron Bay Services Club and blew all the speakers?

Did you go to Bluesfest when it was still held at the Arts Factory? Or maybe you can remember when Homebake at Belongil Fields turned into 'mudbake' in 1996?

The Byron Shire News is putting a call out to all local live music fans to share their stories from the past 40-odd years to coincide with the publication of Byron Beats, a magazine that will explore the colourful and sometimes controversial history of the Byron Shire's music and entertainment scene.

Byron Beats will look back at the people, events and venues that have helped make Byron's music scene what it is, from the pub rock bands of the 80s to our internationally acclaimed music festivals.

We're asking the local community to contribute by sharing some of your favourite musical memories and stories.

Tell us about your favourite performance ever at Bluesfest, the fact that you've been to every single Mullum Music Festival, or the best gig you ever saw at The Rails, The Northern, The Beach Hotel, or another of Byron's live music venues.

If you've got memorabilia, we'd love to hear about that too - maybe you've held onto a poster from the original Splendour in the Grass, or have a photo from the time INXS played at the Bangalow Bowlo?

To be a part of the Byron Beats magazine and have your favourite Byron musical moment included, email to byronbeatsmag@gmail.com or add your comments to the Byron News Facebook page.


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