Another big weekend in Byron Bay!
The Internet weatherman is forecasting rain and cloud for this weekend – which means that we will have to rely on live music, beer and movies for fun! Luckily there is always plenty of that going around.
If you want to escape the rain – perhaps Island Vibe Festival is the answer! Up in Queensland on the amazing North Stradbroke Island – Island Vibe is a multi-faceted celebration of Island Culture that includes art exhibitions, interactive workshops, stalls, circus, eco-food and craft markets. Four stages and over 50 mighty reggae, roots, soul and electronic acts – including Murri and Pacific Islander dance and cultural groups – gather on Minjerribah for a celebration of music, dance, art and culture. Go to http://www.islandvibe.com.au/tickets for ticket info, or head to Three Worlds on Fletcher Street to buy yours!
If camping up in Queensland is a bit too much of a commitment for you, you can still join in the Island Vibe festivities by coming to Byron Brewery’s Island Vibe Festival Pre-Party on Friday night at 8pm!!
The Brewery is also playing host to the Rockabilly Festival this weekend – on both Saturday and Sunday, with performances by The Sugar Shakers, Corn Liquor, DJs Hepcat and Jimmy D. There are also 1960s go-go dancers, burlesque and a pin up girls fashion parade. It all kicks off at Saturday from 7pm and Sunday from 2pm – and its free!!!!
Saturday also sees The Rusty Datsuns playing at the Treehouse On Belongil – offering a fresh take on modern folk, with a healthy dose of bluegrass! They have been inciting hoedowns all over the country since forming in the unlikely circumstances of the 2011 Brisbane floods. Don’t miss this chance to see them!
The Vampires are playing their rich twist on piano-less jazz quartets at the Bangalow Bowling Club on Sunday – mixing jazz with reggae and Afro beat. Tickets are $15 at the door and they will bejoined by renowned Northern Rovers saxophonist David Ades and percussionist Greg Sheehan.
Enjoy another fantastic weekend in the Bay!!