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Screening at the Star Court Theatre on Sunday February 25, at 2.30pm and 5.30pm, and Wednesday, February 28, at 3.30pm and 6.30pm.
Ocean film festival
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour includes a unique selection of films of varying lengths and styles covering topics such as ocean adventure and exploration, the oceanic environment, marine creatures, ocean related sports, coastal cultures and ocean lovers.
From February 29-March 1 at 30 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads.
Lismore Women's Festival
The Lismore Women's Festival launches on Thursday, March 7 from 5pm at the Serpentine Gallery. It will coincide with the festival exhibition, Art of Woman.
The following day, Friday March 8, a vibrant day of celebration, creativity and connection will take place at Southern Cross University on International Women's Day from 9am.
The 35th Bluesfest will be held at Byron Bay over five days, from Thursday, March 28 to Monday, April 1 at the Byron Events Farm, Tyagarah.
Headline act include Tom Jones, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, The Teskey Brothers, Matt Corby, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and many more.
The latest addition to the lineup is Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes.
Bluesfest is thrilled to announce that Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes will be making his return to the stage at Bluesfest Byron Bay after undergoing successful open-heart surgery.
His very first show back will be extra special, with Jimmy performing an early evening, unique band performance on Easter Sunday at Bluesfest.
Jimmy will be performing a one-of-a-kind show with a full band set-up that will feature both electric and acoustic performances of songs from Flesh and Wood and his extensive catalogue of hits.
This special performance is to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bluesfest and the 30th anniversary of the release of his Flesh and Wood album.
There will be duets and special guest appearances in what is set to be an amazing welcome back to the stage and a huge addition to the 35th Anniversary Bluesfest line-up.
Following a period of recovery and rehabilitation, Barnes' performance promises to be a triumphant celebration of resilience, music, and the enduring spirit of Australian rock.
Jimmy today spoke of how eager he is to make his comeback at Bluesfest. "Every day, I'm getting stronger. Every day, I'm pushing myself a little bit further.
Barnes continued: "I'm excited about getting back on stage, in front of the band and playing for you all. And what better way is there to kick it off than at the legendary Bluesfest Byron Bay with a really special celebration of Flesh and Wood."
Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble OAM said today, "Bluesfest is both honoured and excited to announce that Jimmy Barnes has chosen his first performance after surgery to occur on Easter Sunday, 31 March, at Bluesfest."
"It's going to be so special. There will be so much emotion around it, with all his fans coming to wish him well."
"This will be a very special moment in the history of Bluesfest. And for it to happen on our 35th-anniversary festival, couldn't be more perfect.
"Come and join in the celebration and be part of music history!" Peter Noble said today.
Jimmy Barnes will join an already star-studded lineup that includes the Welsh Crooner superstar Tom Jones and Australia's favourite Hawaiian Jack Johnson, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Portugal. The Man, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Taj Mahal, Elvis Costello, ARIA-winning Teskey Brothers, fan favourites Matt Corby and Ziggy Alberts, plus Australia's 2024 GRAMMY winner, Tommy Emmanuel to name a few!
Bluesfest has over 65 artists playing more than 120 performances on five stages across five days over the Easter Long Weekend from 28 March to 1 April 2024.
Tickets to Bluesfest are on sale now from Moshtix.
Kate Miller-Heidke will bring her gorgous vocals to Lismore on Wednesday March 13 at the Star Court Theatre.
Jesswar by Great Southern Nights at Lismore City Bowling Club on March 23, 9pm. Tickets $12.74
Emerging into the scene in 2017, Yugambeh/Kombumerri based artist Jesswar has quickly established themselves in the industry as a blended powerhouse, weaving lyrical genius and effortlessly merging genres.
Their sound is constantly evolving; fusing Hip-Hop, pop, and hard-hitting beats into an all-encompassing sound spectrum. Strong in their identity, Jesswar has created their own path to success with a relentless work ethic for going after what they want.
Book tickets at Moshtix.
Blue Moon Cabaret on March 23, 6.30pm at Nimbin School of Arts, 47 Cullen Street, Nimbin.
Tickets are $40 and $35 concession at Perceptio Bookshop (ph 6689 1766).
Doors open 6.30pm for dinner which is catered by Feast, and drinks at the Cabaret Bar (no BYO).
Nimbin art fair
March 29 - April 21, 10am-4pm at Nimbin School of Arts.
The annual Nimbin Art Fair has been a feature presentation on Nimbin's cultural calendar for over 20 years presenting an incredible variety of works by Nimbin's fine artists, craft workers, designers, photographers and installation artists.
Applications are available at Nimbin Artists Gallery and Perceptio's Bookshop at Nimbin Hall.
Tales of Lust & Madness
Press Play has announced a local performance of the March 2024 presentation of Tales of Lust & Madness, a new show from Lydia Lunch and Joseph Keckler.
The new shows include a performance on Saturday, March 9 at the Byron Theatre in Byron Bay.
Combining the dynamic spoken word of Lunch and the dark humour and unnerving musicality of Keckler, Tales of Lust & Madness brings two of New York's most notorious performers together to create an intimate evening of provocative musical poetry.
Performing in Australia for the first time, Joseph Keckler is a singular artist who performs in a genre of his own design that fuses operatic vocals and contemporary subject matter into absurd and affecting underworld voyages.
Cinema under the stars
Cinema Under the Stars is back and it's coming to Lismore! This much-loved event hosted by Newcastle Permanent is back and it's better than ever. This FREE event kicks off with live entertainment from 5:30pm before the feature film starts at sundown.
Here's what you can look forward to:
- An open-air screening of Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022) (PG) at sundown
- FREE popcorn
- Live music to get you vibing
- Fun activities for the kids
- Yummy food options from local vendors
April 19 from 5.30pm at Crozier Field.
Nimbin's annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally & Parade will be on again this year from May 3-5.
For more information, go to www.nimbinmardigrass.com.
Lismore Gemfest is on May 18-19 at the Lismore Showground.
Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow is coming to Ballina RSL on May 11. Show starts 8pm.
Tickets are Adults $55, RSL member $50, Group of 8 + $46pp.
Anh Do tour
Comedian Anh Do is coming to the region in May.
The "happiest refugee" will perform at Lismore's Star Court Theatre on 06th May 6 at 7.30pm.
If you can't wait until May to see him, catch his show at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Tuesday, February 27, 7.30 - 9 pm.
For tickets, go to alist.com.au/show.
Norco Primex will be back at Casino from May 16-18.
Make your way to the Beef Capital of Australia for the Casino Food Co-Op Beef Week Festival on May 18th-26 for the annual celebration of this iconic Australian industry and the rural way of life.
Taking place over 9 days, the festival provides entertainment, education and an authentic country experience for the whole family. With more than 100 vibrant events to enjoy, there is no shortage of fun things to see and do.
Byron Bay's Biggest Second Hand Fashion Market is on May 5 from 8am at the Cavanbah Centre Byron Bay.
The Mullum2Bruns Paddle is an annual event held on the Brunswick River, starting at Heritage Park, Mullumbimby and ending at the Terrace Park in Brunswick Heads.
This year's event is pencilled in for Sunday, May 26, 7am - 1pm.
This year, the annual Byron Bay Triathlon Multisport weekend is on May 11.
This event is one of the most popular triathlons in Australia. 2024 triathlon distances include; Olympic, Sprint which can be run solo, as part of a relay team, or as an all in team where the team time is from the last team member who crosses the line. There is also a Tempta distance, Kids Triathlon, Aquathon and Aquabike events.
The Byron Bay Triathlon is run as a not-for-profit event, hosted by the Byron Tri Club and Byron Bay Cycle Club alongside NXsports.
Sunday events include the Byron Bay Lighthouse Run and a 1K ocean swim.
2023 sees the Lismore Lantern Parade celebrate 29 years of 'bringing light to the heart of the city". We are still finding our way after the Great Floods of 2022 as are so many in our Northern Rivers community, but we feel the Lantern Parade brings so much joy and positivity to our community - THE SHOW MUST GO ON!!
The theme this year is "Gates of Renewal" which reflects the history of the lantern parade which celebrates Winter Solstice, the change from the longest nights to the return of the sun - known as liminal space, where optimism and magic happen. We hope this will bring positivity and happiness to our community - moving forward with renewed hope and energy.
The day will commence at 12noon in the HEART of the CBD for the Market deLight.The Northern Rivers Conservatorium and Southern Cross University will once again present a fabulous musical program on the Heartbeats Festival Stage in Carrington Street.
The parade is on June 22.
Celebrating our region's historical connection to northern Italy whilst strengthening our Sister City ties with Conegliano and Vittoria Veneto, LisAmore! is a wonderful excuse to gather friends and family together.
LisAmore!'s main event will be held at the Lismore Turf Club on Sunday, June 16.
Enjoy Italian entertainment, Italian food and wine, activities for all ages, and diverse displays in a relaxed atmosphere with a hint of Italy.
2024 Lisamore! is on June 15-16 from 10am - 3pm.
Free entry at the Lismore Turf Club.
Save the date
Splendour in the Grass is at North Byron Parklands from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21.
Performers aside, Splendour is renowned for its immersive art pop ups, countless dancefloors (and karaoke!) across the festival site and creating unique cultural experiences - so there is something for everyone, any time of day or night.
Splendour Member callouts will go live tomorrow - anyone who has attended the festival fives times or more times can sign up at secretsounds.formstack.com and once accepted, are guaranteed four tickets in the Splendour Member presale.
Lineup news is coming really soon!
The annual Evans Head Fishing Classic is held each year during the winter school holidays.
Each year hundreds of people, ranging from children to the experienced fisherman, travel to Evans Head to participate in the Evans Head Fishing Classic, where they get to experience all that the North Coast of NSW has to offer.
With draws every night, daily winners and amazing prizes - there is much to keep you entertained for the seven days.
Friday July 5 to Friday July 12.
Byron Writers Festival
The Byron Writers Festival is coming to the Bangalow Showground from Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11. For more, go to byronwritersfestival.com.
Around the traps
LISMORE CITY BOWLING CLUB
Want to see some great local music on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Get down to the Lismore City Bowlo for their Sunday sessions.
Doors open at 12, food van on site, U-18s welcome, ATM, good company.
Tuesdays - Open mic is every first and third Tuesday from 6.30pm.
November 24 - Daniel Muggelton, from 7pm.
Wednesdays - Trivia night is on Wednesdays from 7pm.
Christmas - It's hard to believe but Christmas is already just around the corner!
Have you planned your holiday party yet?
Consider having it at the Sherwood! It's free to hire and perfect for any event you have going on. Email email@example.com to enquire!
TWO MATES BREWING
Fridays - Railhouse Bingo on every Friday from 5pm. Loads of prizes to win, food, drinks and vouchers!
Every Tuesday: Lismore Organic Market, Lismore Showground
Every Wednesday: Nimbin Farmers Market, Cullen Street
Every Thursday: Lismore Produce Market, The Quad
Every Saturday: Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground
1st Sunday: Byron Bay Market
2nd Sunday: The Channon Craft Market
4th Sunday: Bangalow Village Market, Bangalow Showground; Nimbin Market, Nimbin Community Centre.