Your quick guide to Mullum Fest
FOR a boutique event, Mullum Music Festival sure packs a lot into one little town.
With more than 90 acts performing across 14 venues as well as markets, pop-ups and street performances, Mullum Music Festival is an adventure, with new delights at every turn.
But you might not be able to catch it all.
Here’s some of the things to do on your Mullum Festival magical mystery tour.
MULLUM FARMERS’ MARKETS, 8AM: Delicious coffee and breakfast made from local produce at Mullumbimby’s farmers’ markets. Relax under the shade of the fig trees, enjoy a free concert by Shelly Brown and the Fortunate Souls and eavesdrop on the ABC North Coast’s outside broadcast, where festival acts drop by for interviews and acoustic performances. CIVIC HALL AND VANGUARD, 9.15PM: Hit the dance floor as Thando and Osaka Monourail serve up funk and soul at the Civic Hall, or patrons Husky play a full band set across the road at The Village Vanguard.
YOGA, ALL DAY: Stretch into your Saturday morning with yoga at 8am and then head to one of many musical pop-ups around town, with festival artists performing at The Other Joint, The Mullum Saturday Markets, Lulu’s Cafe, Scratch Patisserie and Santos Cafe Bar.
CIVIC HALL, 7.30PM: Make sure you catch mesmerising electro-folk duo Saint Sister, direct from Ireland. They’ve performed at Glastonbury and The Great Escape in the UK and were the find of SXSW. Hauntingly beautiful.
STREET PARADE, 11AM: If you want to know what Mullum’s all about, you’ll find it here. Take over the streets with the Mullum Street Parade Band, The Cassettes, Dustyesky, Spaghetti Circus, Roundabout Theatre and spot the festival headliners playing in the parade. PARTY TIME, SUNDAY NIGHT: By this stage you’ll truly be in the Mullum vibe and who knows where you’ll end up? Celebrate the last day of your festival floating between performances by Gordi, Lior, Gabrielle Cohen, Caiti Baker and the amazing reggae/world beats of Mike Love – or choose your own adventure.
■ Mullum Music Festival runs from November 15–18. Visit www.mullummusic festival.com.au for more info.
COUNTDOWN IS ON: Husky are the new patrons of Mullum Music Festival for 2018 and 2019.