Another long weekend here in Australia, this time celebrating the Queen’s Birthday – which is ironically enough not celebrated in England, but hey!
Over the entirety of the weekend – the BK Memorial Surf Classic is taking place on the 7th, 8th and 9th. See http://byronbayboardriders.com/uncategorized/2014-bk-memorial/ for more info!
Plenty to keep you partying like the Queen over the next few days – starting with live music coming out of your ears on Friday night! Greg Kew is at the Beachy from 5pm, followed by Movement + Tora at 9.30pm. Bootleg Rascal and Lepers and Crooks are at the Northern, and Ragga Jump at the Rails. The Lyrical are playing at the Buddha Bar and Charlie Keller at Frankie Brown.
Frothing on Fridays is on once again at the Ginger Pig, with awesome music, $5 Coopers and $10 cocktails. And if you fancy some culture, a new exhibition is launching at the Lone Goat Gallery at the library, by Marci Lutken.
On Saturday, DJ Fonzaius is at the Beachy; Tsun, The Ottomans and Midnight Ramblers at the Northern, and Jimi Beavis at the Rails. There’s also a great gig on from 8pm at the Buddha Bar – with Faleepo Francisco, Dane Adamo and Windrest – free entry for some fun, bluesy music.
On Sunday, as well as bopping around safe in the knowledge that there is no school on Monday – you might want to check out some of the following! Hombres are doing a Sunday arvo session at the Beachy from 4.30pm, followed by Rufus at 8pm; Dan Hannaford is at the Northern and Andy Jans-Brown at the Buddha Bar. Writers @ The Rails is on from 2pm and The Propellers are playing afterwards at 6.30pm.
If you’re as geeky as me, you might want to go to Palace Cinema to see the screening of Vikings from the British Museum – at 1pm and tickets are $20. Or you might be more interested in the premiere of Last Paradise at the Byron Community Centre – a great new surf movie, starting at 6.30pm.
Elsewhere, ArtWomb is taking place out at Paradise One in Coorabell – a beautiful old eco resort turned exotic community! Surrounded by hinterland forest with a creek running through it, the property has hosted some amazing parties. ArtWomb is a collection of collaborative art canvases that anyone can rock up and paint on! There is also a live jam stage, and the event is ‘bring-your-own’ alcohol and veggie dishes – entry by donation!
And finally – Monday – the Queen herself is celebrating her birthday. You can stay at home singing the English national anthem – or… Tim Stokes is playing at the Rails,the Northern are holding their industry night and Buddha Bar are hosting an awesome Essential Intentions event – featuring German electronic DJ Andhim – as well as plenty of local and national acts! Tickets are $15, and it kicks off at 1pm.
Have an awesome weekend! xo