Music festival draws top acts

More than 50 acts on eight stages over four days – the second annual Mullumbimby Music Festival is on from November 26 to 29.

There will be everything from folk to pop, rock, gypsy, reggae, country, indie and acoustic.

It will be a family-friendly weekend and will feature Archie Roach and Shane Howard, Tex Perkins, Vulgagrad, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, Vince Jones, Afro Dizzi Act and a whole lot more.

The festival boasts a large contingent of female performers including Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea, Simone White, Mama Kin, Lucie Thorne, Coby Grant, Loren Kate, Jo Jo Smith, Clelia Adams and more.

Venues include the civic hall, the RSL, bowling club, drill hall, the Courthouse Hotel and the high school auditorium.

Thursday, November 26, opens with a bang at the civic hall when Joel Salom, international circus performer, will host a concert that features ‘the best of the fest’ including Australia’s leading jazz vocalist, Vince Jones.

With workshop programs, events especially for the children and a program that boasts many locals, the festival is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Day, season and opening night tickets ($40/20) are available from www.mullummusicfestival.com or from the festival hotline on 66846195 or from All Music and Vision in Byron Bay, Lismore and Ballina and from the Raw Store in Mullumbimby.

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