Welcome everyone to this week’s weekend report! This weekend will be a big one! With Australia Day on Monday we get a three day weekend with tons of festivities going on around Byron! Get ready everyone because this should be a fun weekend!


Before I get started with the festivities here’s a little weather report! Looks like heading into the weekend it will be between 27 and 37 degrees during the day and 22 at the lowest. With a possible Thunderstorm on Friday and possible rain on Saturday and Monday.Sunday is looking like the sunniest day and it will be HOT!

Before I get going on the usual “Gig Guide” and “Going for a Movie?” and “Markets” Lets go into the Special Australia Day stuff going on.


Club Byron (Bowlo)  18-20 Marvell St. – Triple J Hottest 100 starting at 12pm, Superhero Jumping Castle, Barefoot Bowls, Free Lam BBQ from 2pm

The Rails – Free Sausage Sizzle and Live music from Marshall starting at 2pm

Breakfast in the Park (Rotary Club of Byron Bay) and the Australia Day Paddle
Time:              7.30am – 2.00pm
Where:            Next to the Byron Bay Surf Club, Main Beach
(The Paddle starts at Wategos at 10am and ends at the Byron Bay Surf Club where the celebrations are being held).  Watch the paddlers come in, Light refreshments, free Australian flags, live entertainment

Celebration of the Survival of Indigenous Culture (The Sisters for Reconciliation)
Time:              11.00am – 2.30pm
Where:            Byron Bay Main Beach Park, Cavanbah/Byron Bay
Alcohol free event, music and dancing, kids activities

Going for a Movie?

Palace Cinemas

    • THU-FRI/MON-TUE 1.35pm, 4.25pm, 6.50pm
    • SAT 1.35pm, 4.15pm, 6.40pm
    • SUN 1.50pm, 4.25pm, 6.50pm
    • WED 2.00pm, 4.35pm, 6.30pm
  • BIRDMAN (MA15+)
    • THU-FRI/MON-TUE 11.50am, 5.10pm, 7.30pmBIRDMAN-poster-crop
    • SAT 11.15am, 4.20pm, 7.00pm
    • SUN 11.25am, 4.45pm, 7.10pm
    • WED 9.00am, 2.30pm, 7.05pm
    • THU-FRI/MON-TUE 11.10am, 9.45pm
    • SAT 11.35am, 9.15pm
    • SUN/WED 9.30pm
    • SAT 1.00pm
    • WED 12.30pm
    • THU-FRI/MON-WED 9.00am, 10.45am
    • SAT 9.10am, 11.00am
    • SUN 9.10am, 11.05am
    • SUN 1.00pm
    • WED 11.00am
  • TAKEN 3 (M)
    • THU-FRI/MON-TUE 9.00am
    • THU-FRI/MON-TUE 2.10pm, 9.15pm
    • SAT 9.20pm
    • SUN 4.30pm, 9.15pm
    • WED 9.05pm
    • THU-FRI/MON-TUE 9.10am, 4.10pm, 9.20pm
    • SAT 9.00am, 4.10pm, 9.10pm
    • SUN 9.00am, 11.40am, 9.20pm
    • WED 11.20am, 3.45pm, 9.25pm
  • WILD (MA15+)wildmovie
    • THU-FRI/MON-TUE 12.40pm, 2.55pm, 7.00pm
    • SAT 9.00am, 2.00pm, 6.50pm
    • SUN 9.10am, 2.20pm, 7.00pm
    • WED 9.00am, 4.50pm, 7.10p

Gig Guide

Friday 23rd January:705 Coathangers band
The Northern – The Coat-Hangers, Dead Beat Band, Babaaganouj, DJ Dan Harder
The Rails – (7pm) Vanessa Baker & The Electric Ecclectric
The Beach Hotel – Luke & Sebastian (5pm) Pilots + Chase City + Pro Vita (9pm)
Woody’s – DJ Supamaorifulla (8pm)
The Brewery – Kava Kings (8:30pm)
Ginger Pig – Ginger Pig DJs (9pm)

BootlegrascalSaturday 24th January:
The Northern – Bootleg Rascal, Mar Haze, DJ Chris Bradley
The Rails – The Double Shadows (7pm)
The Beach Hotel – Rhythm & Cutloose (9pm)
Woody’s – DJ Sanchez (8pm)
The Brewery –  Manana (8pm)
Ginger Pig – DJ Anton Leaf (4pm) DJ Bango (8pm)

Sunday 25th January:
The Northern –  The Swamps
The Rails – Phil Barlow & The Wolf (6:30pm)
The Beach Hotel – Madison Kat (4:30pm) TouchSensative (8pm)
The Brewery – Brewery DJs (12pm)
Ginger Pig – DJ Chris Bradley (4pm)

Monday 26th January – Australia Day:firetree
The Northern –  Firetree
The Rails – Marshall O’Kell (2pm) Claire Taylor (7pm)
The Beach Hotel – Triple J Hottest 100 (12pm)
The Brewery – Jaffer (7pm)
Ginger Pig – Reggae Dub (8pm)
Woody’s –  DJ Nery (8pm)


Byron Artisan Market – Saturday – Railway Park Evening 5pm – 9pm

FlickerFest 2015

24th International Short Film Festival & Byron All Shorts, Northern Rivers Film Competition.

A&I Hall Bangalow 23rd-25th Jamuary 2015

Program Times & Prices:
Fri 23 Jan: 7.30pm Opening
night party | 8.30pm Best Of
International 1, $20/17
Sat 24 Jan: Door 2pm | 2.30pm
– FlickerLab Concept to Market
w/shop, Free
Door 4pm | 4.30pm – Byron All
Shorts +ABC Open, $12/10
Door 7.30pm | 8.30pm – Best Of
International 2, $15/12
Sun 25 Jan: Door 7.30pm |
8.30pm – Best Of Australian
Shorts, $15/12
Season Pass: $50/$40

go to for more information and tickets.

That’s some of the awesome things to do this weekend so go out and have fun and enjoy!

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