2 November 2013
You might not have been to the hills behind Byron Bay before, so here’s a great reason to check out a hidden pocket of Australia for a music festival unlike any other.
The Mullum Music Festival is gearing up for a bumper year this year from November 21 to 24 2013.
While massive music gatherings rage around the country throughout summer, the Mullum Music Festival is a boutique event – perhaps good for those who love music but not the mega crowds that converge on the larger attractions.
This festival may be small, but it doesn’t skimp on quality, as the Sydney Morning Herald rated it in its top five music festivals in 2012. That’s not a bad effort for such a small event that only got off the ground in 2008.
Since that time, the event has grown to be something of an experience that crosses the city. There are free concerts at the Mullum Growers Markets, Santos and the Civic Hall, a parade on Sunday, free street theatres and circuses and so much more.
You can head along and enjoy the music on offer, or if you’ve got some musical bones yourself you can enter the Play Mullum songwriting competition and really get into the festival!
Byron Bay is a great place to stay if you want to have a look around the whole area, otherwise there’s plenty to choose from in Mullumbimby accommodation.
In the unlikely event that you tire of hearing fantastic music and being part of the festive crowds, pop into the town of Mullumbimby to have a look around. There are plenty of things to see and do such as the must-visit Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop.