Jamaican reggae band The Abyssinians are performing at Mullum Music Festival. Photo Contributed
Jamaican reggae band The Abyssinians are performing at Mullum Music Festival. Photo Contributed Contributed

Mullum Music Festival kicks off

LANTERNS, bunting, pot plants, food stalls ... everything is almost in place for the Mullum Music Festival.

The festival kicks off tomorrow night with the opening night gala, which is sold out.

"Yes, we have teams of bunters," Glenn Wright, festival director said.

The Mullumbimby Courthouse is also getting a facelift, he said.

"It's being turned into the house of love."

Now in its fifth year, Wright said everything is running smoothly for the festival and ticket sales are up 30% from last year.

During the four-day event organisers are expecting 5,000 punters and another 1,000 people who just come to soak up the atmosphere outside the main venues.

This year two buses will ferry people between the various venues including Mullum High School, the Ex Services, the Bowlo, Civic Hall, Courthouse Hotel and the Drill Hall.

If you're looking for Wright on Sunday around 11am he'll be marching his way through the streets of Mullumbimby.

"I'm a pretty average trombone player so I'll be in the street parade," he said. "There's plenty of would be, once were and some really awesome musicians who'll be playing."

If you like to get involved, don't forget the workshops. This year you can make music with a phone app or sing your heart out with Darren Percival.

For the full program and tickets head to mullummusicfestival.com

Director's picks

The Abyssinians, Friday, Mullum High

Mia Dyson, Friday and Saturday, Civic Hall

Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, Tonight and Friday, Civic Hall

Boubacar Traore, tonight, Civic Hall and Friday, Mullum High



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