Jimeoin will be at Ballina RSL Club this Easter weekend.
Jimeoin will be at Ballina RSL Club this Easter weekend. contributed

EASTER EVENTS: 10 things to do across Northern Rivers

WONDERING what to do over the Easter long weekend?

We have our top 10 suggestions for events that are happening around the Northern Rivers.

1. Bluesfest

AUSTRALIA'S premier contemporary Blues & Roots music festival.

It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.

Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with up to 7 stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children's entertainment.

Bluesfest presents the biggest names in music to Australian audiences each year including Bob Dylan, Hozier, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr, Angus & Julia Stone, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, John Mayer, Jurassic 5, James Brown, Zac Brown Band, Joss Stone, David Gray, Trombone Shorty, Angelique Kidjo, John Legend & BB King, to name but a few.

Visit www.bluesfest.com.au to book your tickets.

 

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California, who embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the moniker K-Dot. He will be at Bluesfest this Easter.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California, who embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the moniker K-Dot. He will be at Bluesfest this Easter.

2. Rabbits Eat Lettuce 2016

A PLACE of freedom, love and dance music. Come and camp in a beautiful natural environment and form a community of like-minded souls who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Rabbits Eat Lettuce lets us be human again. We can dissolve the social barriers and dance together. March 25 - 28, 1032 Seery Road, Kippenduff. Weekend Pass Tickets are for the full 4 days / 3 nights of the event and included camping, entertainment and workshops for the duration of the event.

Single Day tickets are not available. Anyone under the age of 18 MUST arrive with a guardian 21 years or older. You MUST arrive with your photo ID and your ticket to enter.

No refunds. No arrivals before 9am Friday 25th March 2016 No arrivals between 12 midnight and 9am any day of the event.

3.New Moonlight Mystic Fair

TIME to have your chakras aligned, your palm read and make a plan to live the life you were given. It is a three day celebration of the truly Mystical.

The Moonlight Mystic Fair will feature Psychics, Tarot Reader, Crystal Singing Bowls, Past lives, Spirit guide drawings, Healers, Channels & Practitioners.

A program of engaging workshops, talks and sound healing as well as atmospheric live music in the gourmet vegetarian cafe. It's on March 25-27 at Bangalow A&I Hall. Admission $10. Tickets online or at the door. www.starlightfestival.com.au

4. Nimbin Autumn Arts Extravaganza

THIS major annual exhibition is curated by the Nimbin Artist Gallery located within the the School of Arts complex. The gallery is open daily and can be accessed from the main street next to the hall. During the exhibition, which occurs for 3 weeks over Easter, the gallery is joined to the hall, stage and back stage areas for one of Nimbin's largest art exhibitions. The exhibition includes daily recitals and performance art. Starting Friday, March 25 until Wednesday, April 20. Gallery open 10am-5pm.

5. Australian AMCA Nationals

NSW V8 Dirt Modified Title - Wingless Sprint Roaring 40s at Lismore Speedway on Saturday, March 26 and the V8 Dirt Modified Easter Cup Wingless Sprint Roaring 40s on Sunday, March 27. Racing starts at 6pm. Tickets for adults are $25. Gates open at 3pm.

6. The Mikado

OPERA lovers are in for a treat with the staging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic play The Mikado at the Casino RSM Club on Tuesday, March 29.

Set in Japan during the late 1800s, The Mikado is a satire on politics, power and romance, and will be performed in Casino by two of South Australia's best loved and longest running arts companies, Co-Opera and The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of SA.

The Mikado will perform on Tuesday, March 29 at Casino RSM Club with a 7.30pm start. It is expected the performance will reach maximum spectators so it will be important to register for your free ticket quickly by contacting Events Officer Hayley Hancock on 6660 0277 or hayley.hancock@richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au.

 

STELLAR CAST: The Mikado is full of surprises and fun for all ages.
STELLAR CAST: The Mikado is full of surprises and fun for all ages. Contributed

7. Byron Arts Classic

THIS event offers a rich seven day celebration of inspiration, creativity and involvement in the visual arts. The community art exhibition features over 300 works and over 11 awards are distrubuted to local artists.

The Byron Theatre becomes the three-tiered Dawkins Gallery with a floor to gantry central sculpture garden surrounded by paintings, photographs and works on paper.

This extends to the upper level where many of the smaller works are intimately displayed. Upstairs and down the foyers and other gallery spaces are filled with artworks from emerging visual artists sitting side by side with established artists. All works are for sale.

The exhibition opens Thursday, March 24 and goes to Wednesday, March 30, 10am-4pm.

8. Jimeoin

YEEHAA! (18+) Back by popular demand Friday, March 25 2016, Doors: 7.15pm - Show: 8.00.pm.It gets no better than this. Upstairs at Ballina RSL Club.

Cost is $39. Pre-dinner and show: $62.50. Web site: http://www.jimeoin.com/

9. Squaredancing

THIS Friday, March 25 at Uniting Church Hall, 58 Main Street, Alstonville. 7.30pm to 10.30pm. New dancers welcome. Ph 02 6662 6647

10. Chocolate Yoga - Ultimate Easter Experience 

AT THIS powerful time of resurrection, Easter offers us possibilities of transformation, death and resurrection, shedding the old, welcoming the new and of course the abundant pleasures of chocolate.

Experience the heart medicine of ceremonial grade cacao moving through your chakras in a transformational Kundalini Yoga Practice, involving ceremony, Pranayama, Asana, mantra, meditation and dance. Join us in a potent yoga journey to cleanse and activate your chakras so you can resurrect your own raw energy this Easter!

The perfect way to activate your Bluesfest dancing mojo! Book now, spaces limited! www.chocolate.yoga/events More info: Sjha'ra 0432 084 090 www.chocolate.yoga . Cost $45



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