Mullumbimby, a town known for its abundance of artists and creatives with a passion for what drives them, is set to host the much-anticipated Laneways Festival 2024 on May 4th and 5th. Following the resounding success of the inaugural ‘Blue on Burringbar’ event in 2023, which aimed to aid the community’s healing process after the devastating floods, this year’s festival promises an even more immersive experience celebrating arts, music, and community spirit.

This year’s festival will take place over two days and will feature a free Sunday twilight event on May 5th. Burringbar Street and its laneways will be transformed into a haven of creativity, offering an eclectic mix of music, dance, theatre, art, food, and fun.

Headlining the Sunday festivities is a line-up that is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages. Whether you are 3 or 103 years old, Bunny Racket will be hard to resist as they serve up their wonderfully unique brand of punk rock. The Lovies will follow with their divine harmonies and sensational style. Then, to close the festival, 10-piece party band Soul’d will have everyone up and dancing as they take to the stage with their eclectic mix of classic soul, rock and blues.

Throughout the festival, attendees will be treated to roving entertainment by The Cassettes and Spaghetti Circus, while the laneways will host activities such as face painting for the kids and decadent life drawing, guided by the always cheeky Hot Mess, for the grown-ups.

Saturday’s events include two ticketed experiences. A lantern-making workshop at Byron Community College will set the stage for Sunday’s festivities, as lanterns made at the workshop will illuminate the kid’s Carnivàle Laneway.

Also, on Saturday a fundraiser will take place in the shape of a Progressive Dinner Party. Funds from this night will fund the free event on Sunday. Starting at the Rock and Roll Coffee Company for canapes and drinks with George Washingmachine and Ian Date, we move to the Courthouse Hotel for a Mexican fiesta and music by Felicity Lawless and MsEleneous. The night culminates with a dance party hosted by the Versace Boys and their 7-piece band at the Ex-Services Club.

Tickets for Saturday’s events and information about Sunday’s free festivities can be found at Kaleido Mullumbimby’s website.

Kaleido Mullumbimby, spearheaded by members from Creative Mullum and The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, aims to foster community spirit and creativity through its annual
Community Arts and Creativity Festival to be held on the first weekend of May each year.

Mullum Laneways
4 & 5 May 2024
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