WINNERS in this year's Mullum Music Festival Youth Mentorship came from as far as Brisbane and as close to home as Mullumbimby.

Category winners receive industry professional mentorship and play a 20-minute set at this year's festival.

Winner of the singer/songwriter category was Brisbane's Asha Jefferies who will be mentored by Caitlin Park. Band winner is Byron Bay's Function who will be mentored by Skipping Girl Vinegar.

Mullumbimby's Emmuna Aloni won the vocal category and will be mentored by Aluka and under 15s winner is Mali Biggin from Ewingsdale who will be mentored by Mr Cassidy.

"The festival is committed to fostering new talent with many performers on the 2013 bill being ex youth mentorship winners," said organiser Tom Whittaker.

Winners in the Saturday performance/directors' pick are Milan Martin from Byron Bay, Jess Ferronato from Lismore, Misty Henderson from Mullumbimby and Aria Llord and Kate Stewart from Murwillumbah.

Mullum Music Festival is on November 21-24.

The program aims to develop skills in young musicians.


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