MULLUMBIMBY was the epicentre of everything musical over the weekend as the town came alive to the tunes of the sixth Mullum Music Festival.

Thousands of people enjoyed an international line-up of musicians in more than 120 performances and workshops over the four-day festival that kicked off on Thursday.

The streets were abuzz as crowds of people of all ages walked between venues and past buskers to enjoy the musical talent.

The multi-coloured double decker magic bus almost doubled as an additional venue, as grooving festival goers enjoyed tunes while being ferried to performances at 12 locations around the town.

A highlight for about 200 people was a performance at Mullumbimby High on Friday night by superstar singer-songwriter Gotye and his band The Basics.

Another name on everyone's lips was festival patron Mama Kin, who created a special performance for the festival featuring musicians from the Cape Byron Rudolph Steiner School.

Sydney's Angela Sidoti said the Mullumbimby community had embraced the festival, helping its success.

"I came last year with my five-year-old daughter and we loved it so much we came back this year," she said.

"It would have to be one of the nicest, family-friendly festivals anywhere; we have even made friends walking down the street to performances."

"I really enjoyed The Basics last night and I'm really looking forward to seeing Mama Kin and Love Over Gold."

Melbourne's Chris Tabone made the trip to Mullumbimby especially for the festival.

He said the atmosphere was great and he was enjoying the performances.

"Sal Kimbra was really good and I'm looking forward to seeing Mama Kin," he said.

Dozens of people gathered to listen to local musician Steve Berry talk about his journey of musical discovery to Gambia. From this journey he formed the group Jaaleekaay, featuring himself and two Gambian musicians who entertained crowds with their West African-inspired grooves.


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