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Mullum Music Festival | Mullumbimby

It’s beard meets bongo, banjo meets burlesque, flannelette meets flamenco and above all it’s a boots ‘n’ all banquet of quality music and experiences as the 5th Mullum Music Festival announces its 2013 line-up in what is unofficially heralded as the first festival of a long hot summer.

Taking place over 4 days in November, this festival has a history of electrifying the Northern Rivers town of Mullumbimby. It includes free concerts, a Sunday street parade, free street performance and circus acts, secret gigs the Youth Mentorship program and  the Play Mullum song writing competition, sponsored by Rhythms Magazine.

“This festival represents all that I love about music – community, passion, creativity and soul,” says Mullum Music Festival Patron Mama Kin. “Not only does the festival continually program dynamic and exciting acts, it presents artists who also share the spirit of the festival and are keen to engage with the local community beyond just playing live music.”

Glenn Wright, Mullum Music Festival Director says, “Mullumbimby is a small town with a diverse, strong community. Even if you don’t have a ticket, you can still take the kids to watch street theatre, go to the free events and experience the excitement of the town coming to life. The benefits flow on to local artists, local shops, and also to the bigger cultural picture of Mullumbimby as a unique regional town and counter culture hub.

“The festival weekend feels like some big, weird family reunion or a homecoming party. On the Sunday we have a big New Orleans style brass and drums parade through the streets, everyone comes, it’s hilarious.

“I like it that this festival is intimate with a small, finite capacity.  This makes me really scour everything that’s happening musically all over the country to find new and interesting artists. Clairy Browne, Husky, and Washington are all examples of acts that have played MMF and have gone on to much higher profile careers.”

Check out the line-up here