Husky Gawenda (vocals, guitar) and Luke Collins (drums) of indie roots band Husky at the festival.
Husky Gawenda (vocals, guitar) and Luke Collins (drums) of indie roots band Husky at the festival. Jay Cronan

Mullum's magic music festival

MULLUMBIMBY came to life over the weekend when the town's annual three-day eclectic music festival took over.

Between Friday and Sunday, festivalgoers lavished in the musical talent, home-grown markets and delicious culinary delights on offer at various spots throughout Mullumbimby.

Musical acts such as Tim Freedman and Stranger Cole played at the Civic Hall, Ex-Services Club and the Mullumbimby High School, where the usually bleak school grounds were decorated with playful bunting and market stalls.

A majority of the crowd were locals, who were proud to see their stomping ground with so much to offer.

"It brings Mullum to life and shows off the town and the venues," Brony Virtue, who attended the festival on Saturday with her partner and three children, said.

"If you go to the other festivals, you have to pay to get there and for somewhere to stay but we just drop in from home here and it's really easy.

"It is family friendly, easy to get around and not too loud."

Joanne Rapa had a market stall with clothing from her Byron Bay-based label Myrtle and Dove.

Despite the focus being music, she said visitors had shown interest in the markets.

"A lot of people are interested," she said.

"It's not somewhere they expected they would see us but it has been positive.

"When you are at a market like this, it's a nice community atmosphere and a chance for people to buy something local."

Up and coming indie band Husky impressed the audience on Saturday afternoon before they finished their set and mingled with the crowd.

Lanie Lane, a rockabilly-inspired solo artist with a sultry voice, also left some in awe as did old favourite and The Whitlams' former frontman Tim Freedman.

 



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