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Byron Music Festival
June 18 @ 5:00 pm - June 20 @ 6:30 pm
The famous Byron Bay music scene is set to make a comeback this June thanks to the brand-new Byron Music Festival (BMF).
From 18-20 June, the Byron Bay CBD will come alive with multiple live music performances, a youth music showcase, local business activations, markets, and a music industry conference and speaking program and join the global livestream on June 21, Make Music Day
The goal for organisers is to spark the resurgence in the local live entertainment scene, showcasing a 100% local line up of iconic and emerging artists, as well as hosting a robust music industry conference program that ignites a public conversation about the importance, power and positivity of music for all.
Festival Director and proprietor of Byron Music, Nick Sergi says the mission of BMF is two-fold, “We want to bring the idea of a Byron music festival back into Byron itself,” he said,
“I have been determined to make the event as accessible to as many in the community as possible, through location, ticket pricing, and programming. It’s something that will attract visitors, yes, but it’s hopefully an event the local community can enjoy and share together.
“We’ve purposely chosen to hold the event in winter to inject activity into the CBD during a historically insecure time for local business. This event will not only support local creatives, but local businesses as well”.
Operations Manager Monique Hartman says the team have been working closely with senior staff in Service NSW to ensure a solid COVID safe plan along with contingencies to give the event its best chance of success.
“This is a crucial time for music and the live events industries … it’s been the toughest year in the industry’s history,” she said.
We need to ensure the survival of the industry in the best interest of our community, so we’ve decided to open up the conversation usually held behind closed doors and invite the community in to be part of it.
It’s a new discourse between artists, industry, and audiences that hasn’t quite been done before. It’s an exciting mix of education, collaboration, and celebration”.
Byron Music Festival will showcase the rich creative talent of the region whilst illuminating the region as a hub for innovation and a place you can do serious business.
“It is a unique region where business and creativity can live side by side with incredible outcomes,” says Nick.
“It’s a celebration of the uniqueness of our region”.
BMF runs from Friday 18 June – Sunday 20 June and is working with charities Support Act, Byron Youth Services and Be Happy Music Club.
Events will be held at Denning Park, Byron Youth Centre, The Beach Hotel, Byron Theatre, and The Great Northern Hotel.
Each event ranges from free entry to modest ticket prices.
For more info visit www.byronmusicfestival.com.au
The BMF artist line-up will be announced Tuesday 20 April.
BMF is presented by Byron Music Productions and proudly supported by Byron Music, Arts Northern Rivers, NSW Government, Create NSW and Byron Bay Brewery.