Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale, will perform in both acoustic and rock mode in Byron next week. He is the first of many celebrities to be spotted around Byron Bay as the festive season approaches.
Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale, will perform in both acoustic and rock mode in Byron next week. He is the first of many celebrities to be spotted around Byron Bay as the festive season approaches. DAVID NIELSEN

Wolfmother looking for Byron digs

IF Andrew Stockdale had his way, the first Wolfmother gig in Australia since the band spilt in 2008 would have been at Coorabel Hall, north-west of Bangalow.

But bureaucratic red tape got it the way and a compromise was found in the Buddha Bar at Byron Bay – the venue for Wolfmother in acoustic mode next Tuesday night.

But fans who prefer to be blasted by Wolfmother’s thumping riffs need not fret. They can catch them in rock mode at the Great Northern Hotel the following night.

But Stockdale doesn’t just drop in to Byron Bay to play gigs.

“We are seriously considering buying a house here,” he said.

“We’ve been here a fair bit this year. There’s nothing like landing in Byron Bay after a gruelling tour.”

To find out more about the new incarnation of Wolfmother, Stockdale’s love affair with yoga, his photo shoots with stuffed kangaroos and tête-À-têtes with Neil Young, grab a copy of the Weekend Star tomorrow.

Tickets for Wolfmother in acoustic mode next Tuesday are available on 6685 5833.

Tickets for Wolfmother in thumping rock mode next Wednesday are available on 6685 6454.



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