New Year with Soul in Byron

THE LINEUP of Soul Street, Byron Bay's New Year's Eve family friendly event, reads like a who's who of local talent.

With performers including Hunter + Smoke, Hoo8Hoo, Ilona Harker, the Samba Blisstas, Nick + Sam, Tommy Franklin and Spaghetti Circus, local acts will meld with those on the national circuit.

Thelma Plum, Som De Calcada and King Tide will be gracing crowds with their tunes.

With Dj's, a light show, roving chalk art spaces and stilt walkers, festival organisers have programmed the event from all angles.

It's all about the family and good, clean, wholesome fun.

You will be able to meander along Jonson St through the design and food stalls while the kids enjoy craft activities and have their faces painted.

"New Year's Eve can really set the tone for the year ahead, so this is a great way of creating one of joy and creativity," said Mayor Simon Richardson.

"Last year was a huge success with families amazed at how happy the town was. Soul St was really like a 'Willy Wonka land'," Cr Richardson said.

Event creative director Mouche Phillips said: "The event caters for every demographic, allowing people to relax, eat, be entertained and enjoy themselves with their loved ones.

"With no arrests last year, this event has been kept an alcohol-free, family-friendly night," Ms Phillips said.

"It really supports Byron Bay's vision of reclaiming the main part of town on this night.

"This is all about bringing things back to the heart of Byron's charm."



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