For the third year, we’re stoked to be a sponsor of the biggest little music festival in Australia. Supporting local independent musicians, as well as renowned artists, the streets of Mullum come alive as the town is transformed into a musical mania for the weekend.
Tickets are on sale now and just this week, the artist line-up has been announced:
Now in its seventh year, the Mullum Music Festival continues to serve up a musical adventure of unrivalled diversity with alt rock legends The Church joining a line-up of over 80 international and national acts. Held over four days, The Mullum Music Festival transforms the small town of Mullumbimby, 15 minutes north of Byron Bay.
“The Church are one of the great trailblazing bands and they’re still creating new music,” says festival director Glenn Wright “They’re inspiring and original and fit in perfectly with a festival that focuses for a large part on emerging artists”.
Along with The Church there’s southern gothic Americana from New Orleans with Hurray For the Riff Raff, the Bollywood inspired musical safari of 11-piece The Bombay Royale and the electric energy of Melbourne outfit Saskwatch. There’s afro-folk from South African artist Bongeziwe Mabandla and blues from Aussie one-to-watch Kim Churchill. The magnetic Mia Dyson returns to the Mullum Festival stage this year as do indie folk darlings Husky, while Hiatus Kaiyote vocalist Nai Palm, Brisbane up and comers Holy Holy, and the incomparable Frank Yamma will make their festival debuts.
Add to that roving theatre, street circus, impromptu performances, workshops, the Rhythms Magazine BBQ, a psychedelic Magic Bus transporting punters up and down the main street, and a come-one-come-all New Orleans style street parade and you have the recipe for an exhilarating weekend.
This year The Mullum Music Festival says farewell to the inspirational Mama Kin as its festival patron and welcomes Harry James Angus from the Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson and most recently guest vocalist with Way of the Eagle. As well as leading the horn section at the Sunday street parade, Harry will perform with various groups of the line-up and curate his own dedicated club throughout the weekend in one of the venues.
“Every year Mullum Festival shows me wonderful artists I haven’t seen before, and the artists that I have seen before doing things they don’t usually do – playing in the street parade, spinning out spontaneous collaborations, singing with the local choir. I’m proud to be the patron of a festival that does such a great job getting its artists out of the industry and into the community, where music belongs”, says Harry James Angus
The Mullum Music Festival’s diverse line-up and relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere makes it a favourite with discerning music lovers, punters and musos alike, who are looking for something different. Melbourne and Sydney hipsters mix in with Brisbane day-trippers, families and a kaleidoscope of locals enjoying the transformation of their town. Spread throughout Mullumbimby’s classic 50s and 60s buildings, Mullum Music Festival is a child friendly, fatigue-free festival with easy street parking and comfortable venues. Refreshingly, there are no gates, port-a-loos, bag searches or endless queues.
THE MULLUM MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 LINE UP
The Church, Hurray For the Riff Raff (US), Harry James Angus Band, Saskwatch,
Husky, The Bombay Royale, Mia Dyson, Nai Palm, Kim Churchill, Bongeziwe Mabandla (S.A),
Bustamento, Nahko (US), Dubmarine, Darren Percival, Frank Yamma, Fourplay String Quartet, Bobby Alu, Andy Brown (Can), Del Barber (Can), Marlon Williams (NZ), Suzannah Espie, Mojo Juju & T Bone, C.R.Avery (Can), Holy Holy, Baby et Lulu, Kristy Lee (US), Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun, Bullhorn, Jordan Rakei, Liz Stringer, Sara Tindley, Wild Marmalade feat. Paul George, Gabriel and Cecilia, Jackie Marshall, Melotonins, Siskin River, Tora, The Mae Trio, Archer, Hussy Hicks, Mario Martini, Louie and Patrick, The Twoks, Starboard Cannons, The Mid North, Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife, Laura Targett, Walrus and the Carpenter, SistaGurl, Potato Potato, Mr Cassidy, The Yearlings, Warren Earl Band, Tim Stokes, Hue Blanes, Guy Kachel, The Buckleys, Ilona Harker and her Occasional Gentlemen, Asha Jefferies, Weatherless, Miss Amber & Stukulele, Three Little Sisters, Comedians: Mandy Nolan, Ellen Briggs, Greg Sullivan, Mark McConville, Paul McMahon, Fiona McGary, Nick Penn, Mario Queen of the Circus, Spaghetti Circus, St John’s Singers, Northern Rivers Ukulele Orchestra, Fiddlestrings, Mae Wildes Rock Quiz, a c.a.s.e for adaptation, The Bollywood Sisters, The Cassettes, The Mix Tape Crew, Byron Youth theatre, The Biggest Little Town Choir, Dustyesky Male Choir, Mullumbimby High showcase, workshops, talks, sculpture, stalls, the Magic Bus and more…