on December 21st, 2014

During the peak summer season (from 29 December to 4 January), a ‘Park and Ride’ system will operate from Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex, Ewingsdale Rd – on the northern side of town.

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Here’s the timetable:

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From 6-15 March, the 9th Byron Bay International Film Festival will celebrate the unique experience this grassroots cinematic event offers by connecting international filmmakers with audiences on a shared journey of inspiration, discovery and screen magic.

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BBFF Festival Director, J’aimee Skippon-Volke (left) and filmmaker and comedian Kai Smythe kick off BBFF 2015. Credit: Gianluca Sodaro.

Byron Bay, NSW, Australia – The 9thByron Bay International Film Festival today announced the countdown to its 2015 festival to be held in the world-renowned beachside location of Byron Bay and surrounding regional hubs from 6 to 15 March.

Byron Bay International Film Festival is now Australia’s largest film festival, its 10-day program spanning 220+ films from 35+ countries across 50+ sessions and 5 venues in 3 regional centres. It screens and awards films of all lengths and genres.

Each year hundreds of film industry professionals walk the red carpet ranging from international screen legends to local amateurs, along with thousands of film lovers. The festival’s events include sell-out gala opening and closing night parties, master classes, panels, workshops and school screenings.

Festival Director, J’aimee Skippon-Volke said, “This year’s festival is all about celebrating the unique experience we gain by leaving the comfort of the couch and attending a grassroots film festival like Byron Bay International Film Festival.”

“Whether you’re in the film industry or a film lover, there is absolutely nothing like being in the cinema with a filmmaker who has poured years of their life blood into telling a story”, Skippon-Volke says. “Along with a room full of people, you’re sitting in the dark, discovering a different way of life, going to the creative edge, laughing and sometimes even getting a bit misty-eyed together. You hear the filmmaker share the story behind that. It’s special.”

Skippon-Volke said, “Byron Film Fest is known for its eye-opening, thought-provoking and cutting-edge films and the submissions we have received this year are nothing short of exceptional. Our festival goers are in for a treat.”

The festival will once again be hosting its iconicFull Moon Beachside Screening on Tuesday 3 February. The event attracts thousands of people with picnics in tow to a night of free live music and cinema under the stars with the backdrop of the Byron lighthouse.

The 9th Byron Bay International Film Festival takes place from 6 to 15 March 2015 across five venues in Byron Bay and surrounding townships.

Official program announced and tickets on sale Monday 23 February 2015 at www.bbff.com.au. For early announcements and exclusive presale offers subscribe to the newsletter or find the festival on Facebook.

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Falls is just two weeks away! Hopefully by now you’re starting to prep your travel, time and friends for an adventure on the tranquil banks of Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron this summer.

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To help you plan your days and nights, the set times have been released into the universe for you to peruse, grab your magic markers and take a look. Here’s the Byron Bay playing times.

Phone Apps

When hangin’ at Falls, you need the most up-to-date and accurate info available. The new Falls app is as precious as the air you breathe, with all of the important stuff you need right in the palm of your hand. Whether you want to navigate between the stages, build and share your planners, get the latest info about the fest, check out a map, brush up on artist profiles or use a torch – the Falls app has you covered. Available on the Apple and Android marketplace, make sure you download this one before you leave home!


The Falls farms just keep getting better with age, get your bearings early by checking out the event maps now: Byron Bay Site Map.


Marion Bay tickets are on sale at here.

Local discounts apply to retail outlets in Tasmania, details here.

Byron capacity increase tickets here. *Final tickets selling fast!

Lorne tickets are sold-out.


If you’re planning on driving to either the Lorne or Byron event you will require a pre-purchased Car Pass.

Byron Car Pass options


Best to book your travel now, check out the Falls website for all of your options. Take a look at the Falls Tassie roadtrip here.

Follow the festival here:

fallsfestival.com  -  Twitter  -  Facebook -  YouTube -  Instagram

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on December 17th, 2014

Today Bluesfest, the only Australian Festival to be included in Billboard’s 2014 Top 10 Festivals list, adds more superb artists to its growing 2015 line up.

logo BLUESFEST 5TH ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENTBluesfest is held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April 2015 at its custom built event site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay.

Bluesfest Announce # 5 includes:
Charles Bradley &
His Extraordinaires
Augie March
Donavon Frankenreiter
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Justin Townes Earle
Declan Kelly Presents
Diesel n’Dub
Featuring Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son, Tony Hughes
Ash Grunwald
Blue King Brown
The Beautiful Girls
Steve Smyth
Karl S. Williams

With this announcement Bluesfest is adding some real meat to each day of the festival. This one is all about our own Australian artists with a few Americans blended in. All up 11 new artists are added which means you now have 11 more reasons to not miss Bluesfest! Just in case you are wondering if this it….of course it isn’t. True to Bluesfest fashion more amazing artists will be added in January and in the lead up to the festival.

On the note of tickets: They are selling fast and patrons are urged not to wait too long with their purchase and in the spirit of Christmas, Bluesfest tickets make the best presents.

Bluesfest playing schedule is available on www.bluesfest.com.au.
All festival and camping tickets are on sale through www.bluesfest.com.au or by phoning the office on 02 6685 8310.
Tickets are also available through Moshtix www.moshtix.com.au and Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au.

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Polka Dot Productions is proud to welcome back to Byron Shire the much-loved Kristina Olsen (USA), launching her 13th album ‘Chemistry’, with longtime musical collaborator Peter Grayling, with this intimate show in Mullumbimby.

Kristina Olsen Poster 723x1024 Kristina Olsen (USA) with Peter Grayling @ Mullumbimby January 3Kristina Olsen is one of the most entertaining performers on the international folk circuit. A superb multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, steel-body slide guitar, saxophone, concertina, mandolin and piano) as well as an award-winning songwriter with a big bluesy voice, Kristina has audiences around the world coming back for more. Her songs range from sassy bottleneck blues, lilting ballads, swing jazz to raunch and roll (as well as her hilarious storytelling), thus the truly memorable live shows.

Born in San Francisco and raised in Haight-Asbury during the 1960′s, Kristina’s approach to music and life was formed by that environment of vital cultural expression, social activism and diverse musical influences.

With twelve recordings from 1992 to 2011, Olsen added ‘author’ to her mantle with the release of ‘They Paid Us in Tub Time” an e-book with new and back catalogue recordings embedded into the text. Launched at the Bali Writer’s Festival, ‘Tub Time’ was also featured on the Adelaide Fringe Festival program and toured through Victoria and New South Wales.

2014 sees the release of her thirteenth recording, ‘Chemistry’, collaborating with US guitarist, composer, arranger and producer, Pete Snell (Lyle Lovett’s Large Band).

Peter Grayling will lend his ‘cello magic’ to the launch of Kristina’s new CD and the reprise of past ‘audience favorite’ songs.

Local musician Andrew Morris (The Wilson Pickers & Bernard Fanning) will open the evening.


Supported by


St. Martin’s Parish Hall, Stuart St, Mullumbimby

Saturday 3rd Jan, 2015 8pm

For further information visit http://www.andrewmorris.com.au and http://www.kristinaolsen.net

Tickets: http://trybooking.com/109107

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on December 14th, 2014

WAX OFF Byron Bay is a group Art Show featuring friends and family and a whole heap of talent.

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We will be screening the best short films from this year’s Yew.tv Surf Film Competition at the Byron Bay Pighouse Flicks Lounge Cinema on December 17 at 6:30pm.

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We offer filmmakers a place where they can build their audience & receive awards for their work. We host our Film Festivals in key locations around Australia & New Zealand, increasing our reach & support. Competing Films are up for judgement by both our expert panel and the general public via our online voting system.

For further information visit yew.tv and www.pighouseflicks.com.au

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on December 12th, 2014

We’re looking for artists of all categories to get involved in our first showcase of 2015! Musicians, Visual Artists, Performing Artists, Photographers, Accessories Designers, Hair Stylists, Filmmakers, Makeup Artists, Fashion Designers…. WE WANT YOU!

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on December 11th, 2014

We are delighted to invite you to our last exhibition of 2014, ‘M’ Paintings, Prints & Assemblages by local artist Turiya Bruce.

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Also included are varying assemblages and prints, all themed to highlight, remind and celebrate our responsibility of stewardship towards all planetary life.

‘M’ Paintings, Prints & Assemblages

Opening Night: Friday 12th December @ 6pm
Exhibition: 12th December – 23rd December
Open: 10am – 4pm daily

For further information visit www.lonegoatgallery.com

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on December 10th, 2014

Photographer Craig Parry’s Humpback Exhibition opens December 18 at Driftlab.
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