African roots musician and renowned guitarist Boubacar Traore tops the bill for this year's Mullum Music Festival in November.
African roots musician and renowned guitarist Boubacar Traore tops the bill for this year's Mullum Music Festival in November.

Variety is spice of Mullum fest

DIVERSITY is the key ingredient when it comes to the Mullum Music Festival.

This year's line-up includes the reggae sounds of Jamaican band The Abyssinians alongside the folk-pop of Husky.

Festival director Glenn Wright likened the feel of the event to that of TV's Jools Holland Show.

"I try and make it a little more diverse each year," he said.

"Where you can walk from a reggae show with The Abyssinians at the school over to a great singer-song writer at the hall and then walk out of the Ex-Services where you've seen jazz from Vince Jones.

"There's also the element of continuity, where the popular acts appear again."

One act who will re-appear is Darren Percival, who has gained a wider audience recently through his time on Channel Nine talent show The Voice.

"He came from the independent music scene, but he was keen to do the festival now that millions of people are aware of his music rather than thousands," Mr Wright said.

This year is the fifth for the festival which draws in 6000 punters to the area along with another 2000 locals who head in just to soak up the atmosphere and the free events in Mullumbimby over the four-day event.

After five years, Mr Wright said everyone was starting to get the nature of the festival.

"You can still go to town, go to lunch and then head out to see some music," he said.

The Mullum Music Festival is held in eight venues including the Mullum Civic Hall, the Ex-Services Club and The Courthouse Hotel from Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, November 25.

Tickets available from mullummusicfestival.com.

 

Line-up

  • The Abyssinians
  • Husky
  • Boubacar Traoré
  • Darren Percival
  • Tinpan Orange
  • Mama Kin
  • Nano Stern
  • Gossling
  • Joe Pug
  • Mia Dyson
  • Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes
  • Will & The People
  • Bustamento
  • King Tide
  • Electric Empire
  • Tim Freedman
  • Joe Robinson
  • Liz Stringer
  • Aya Larkin
  • Hat Fitz and Cara
  • Suzannah Espie
  • Vince Jones


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